You may be reconsidering your open bins because of waste flying across your parking lot. Alternatively, the problem may be due to offensive scents and bug infestations. Whatever the case may be, you’ve concluded that industrial compactors are the best option.

Things to consider when purchasing industrial compactors

  1. To what extent are the industrial compactors compact?

When it comes to future garbage carrying costs, the higher the compaction ratio, the better. There will be a huge return here, so look for a ratio of 4:1 garbage compaction.

  1. Is the decibel level acceptable?

Do you want to put in a compactor in a restaurant or an apartment building? Give this some thought if you have tenants or diners who don’t want their tranquil evenings interrupted by the grinding noise of a waste compactor. Purchase a compactor with an acceptable noise level.

  1. What is covered by the manufacturer’s warranty?

Industrial compactors are a significant financial commitment, so you’ll want to feel secure in your purchase with a comprehensive warranty. Find out if the warranty covers the compactor structure, labour, and power unit (and for how long).

  1. Is the vendor going to give you any referrals?

Talking to real-world users of your newly purchased goods can provide you with invaluable insight.

  1. How do you know if the compactor is a high-quality product?

To begin, inquire about the steel’s thickness. The robust, dependable structure you seek has side walls of 14 inches and floors 3/8 inches thick. Take a good look at the steel to make sure there aren’t any waves or pits. Also, pay attention to the welds. A good (bottom) and a bad (top) weld can be seen by comparing these two.

  1. Where’s the closest reseller to me? 

Find out necessary post-purchase information. On-site viewing is recommended for compactors. 

  1. What’s the difference between a good joint and a poor joint?

Welders sometimes make the error of welding too slowly, which leads to increased heat and an abnormally large weld bead. The same welds may be seen from the side. Take note of the warping of the thin material as a result of exposure to high temperatures.

  1. When comparing industrial compactors, what features are standard?

A low oil shutdown feature, a lock at the bottom of doors, and leak-proof seals. Include any additional expenditures for optional items when comparing prices.

  1. What is the paint procedure used by the manufacturer?

Industrial compactors will last longer if they have a good paint job, so make sure the manufacturer doesn’t skimp on them. What kind of metal cleaning and phosphatization does the producer use? A pre-paint process that includes spray wash cabinets and immersion systems is designed to be used with these. Also check the interior and exterior of your compactors are primed and painted.


  1. How well-known is the company that makes the compactor?

How long has the company been in operation? Naturally, you’ll consult with existing clients—but you’ll also want to conduct an Internet search. A dishonest manufacturer on your list may have received complaints from customers. You’ll want to be aware of this before you hand over your money.

  1. How do you transport your industrial compactors?

After you place your order, when can you expect your compactors to arrive? Will your waste equipment be transported by the manufacturer’s vehicle or by a carrier? How do you get the equipment off the truck? Are compactors available for pick-up at the manufacturer’s facility if you have your own? Exactly how much does shipping and insurance of the gear cost?

As you begin to focus on a few manufacturers, keep these issues top of mind.

  1. What are the prices of compactors?

This is an important factor to keep in mind, so make sure you’re comparing like with like. Buying a cheap compactor may seem like a good deal, but don’t believe the marketing hype. You get what you pay for in life, as is the case with everything else as well.

Are you all set to start looking? That’s what we’re hoping for. The cleanliness and safety of your workplace can be improved while saving money with a well-built compactor from Reaction Distributing.

Give us a call at 1-866-244-0009 if you need help determining which industrial compactors are best for your needs, or visit us online at