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Bergmann Static Waste Compactors

Static waste compactors are used to compact waste on sites with large volumes of general or dry waste. Instead of having several wheelie bin collections per week, waste is compacted into a container which is exchanged for a new empty one when full.

A static waste compactor is bolted to the ground and remains on site, unlike a portable compactor, where the whole unit is removed for emptying and then returned later in the day.

Static compactors save large waste producers thousands of pounds in disposal costs by reducing the transport element.

Bergmann Direct make a full range of bespoke static compactors in different configurations so the unit is perfect for your site, volume of waste and your preferred method of filling it, whether it is loaded by hand, with a wheelie bin lifter (240L up to 1100L), chute fed or from a dock or platform.

Static compactors from Bergmann Direct
Choose the exact configuration you need: hopper size, pressing force, bin lifter, safety cage, hand-loader, chute system.





Bergmann Direct supply two main types of Static Waste Compactor. You can find more information on these by clicking on the links below.

Bespoke Static Waste Compactors 

There are three core models with multiple variables:

  • Hopper type (open, covered, enclosed, chute, through-the-wall)
  • Loading side: left, right, rear or dock-loaded
  • Bin lifter: pinion (1100 litre Euro bin, 240L, 360L, 660L, 770L)
  • Short (crossed) or long cylinder
  • More...

Traversing Static Compactors

Generally used only on local authority, household waste sites (HWRCs), these are long cylinder compactors designed to deal with large volumes of general waste. The compactors travel along a rail system set in the concrete and fill containers until they are full.

Long cylinder and traversing compactors from Bergmann Direct
Long cylinder and traversing compactors typically used on Household Waste Recycling Centres. Left: long-cylinder compactor for cardboard at North Ayrshire. Middle: traversing compactor at Derry Council, Northern Ireland. Right: traversing compactor at Fife Council

If you're unsure about the static waste compactor you need for your organisation, call our expert team today on 0845 226 5803. Alternatively, you can tell us more about your requirements via our contact form.

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    Bergmann Direct supply a full range of vertical, semi-automatic horizontal waste balers and fully automatic horizontal balers.

    Our waste balers can handle all the standard materials such as cardboard, soft plastics (shrink-wrap, plastic sheeting), PET bottles, hard plastics, aluminium and steel cans even difficult materials such as RDF which require plastic strapping and wrapping to be compliant.

    Bergmann Direct supply a range of vertical balers. for cardboard, plastic and metal cans. Mill-size balers are ideal for low to medium volumes (0.3 – 1 tonne per hour) of cardboard, soft plastics, PET bottles*, aluminium and steel cans. UK paper mills require ‘mill-size’ bales in order to attract rebates on cardboard. Manually loaded and tied off. Bale pressure up to 50 tonnes. View the Vertical Baler range here.

    Semi - Automatic (Manual Tie) horizontal waste balers.are ideal for larger volumes (1 to 3 tonnes per hour) of cardboard, plastics, PET bottles*, aluminium and steel cans,  where volume loading is required from a bin lifter, bucket, forklift truck or a conveyor. All bales are ‘mill-sized’. The bales are tied off by hand and the bale is fully-ejected before another bale or another material is started. Bale pressure from 80 to 120 tonnes.

    The fully - automatic (auto-tie) horizontal waste required when volume processing 3 to 16 tonnes per hour. Bales are automatically tied off and pushed out (the bale behind pushes out the bale in front). Feeding is typically by bucket, forklift truck, conveyor or chute. All bales are ‘mill-sized’. Bale pressure from 40 to 120 tonnes.

    RDF is a difficult material which is often made up of small particles of residual waste after the main items have been outsorted. It requires a) high pressure; b) plastic ties and c) bale wrapping. You need a plastic tie facility on your baler which RDF balers.use and you will need a bale wrapper aswell. Feeding is typically by conveyor.