What to look for when buying a waste compactor

What to look for when buying a waste compactorWaste compactors are especially useful for reducing the volume of waste matter before recycling and disposal. Here’s what to consider when choosing a waste compactor for your business.

What types of waste you will be compacting?

Certain types of waste will need a specific compactor. For example, for polystyrene packaging, you’ll need a specialist machine like the RUNI sk120sk200, sk240 or sk370.

With the addition of accessories, some machines can handle multiple materials. RUNI compactors are especially versatile; there is virtually no material they cannot compact.

Our materials recycling section will help you find the right compactor for your material. If you’re still unsure, then please get in touch.

Volume of waste and space available

The volume of waste produced (as well as the space you have available) will impact which waste compactor is best for your needs. Smaller compactors are available for businesses with low waste volumes and businesses with limited space may want to consider a portable compactor.

Power consumption

Power consumption can vary from model to model, so it’s worth spending some time comparing different compactors. RUNI compactors (unlike other, similar models) are designed to use less power as they don’t use heat.

Reliability of manufacturer

Choose a waste compactor with a good reputation for producing quality, long-lasting products. PRM only offer equipment from leading manufacturers that have a proven track record – such as RUNI.


Good after sales support is vital in order to maintain the smooth running of your compactor. A mechanical breakdown can mean a loss of valuable time and can be costly. PRM offer a range of after sales support from our in-house engineers, including maintenance contracts, parts and breakdown call outs.


Regardless of the size of your budget, PRM are confident they can find the equipment-based solution to your problem. However, if your budget isn’t going quite as far as you hoped, you might want to consider a used waste compactor.

Need assistance choosing a waste compactor?

Contact the PRM team for more advice or support about the best compactors for handling any type of business and commercial waste.

Service & Maintenance

At PRM Waste Systems we are proud of the dedicated product support that we offer. Our team are always happy to answer any questions you may have and will always endeavour to find a solution to your challenge. We offer service and maintenance options for all recycling equipment, not only our own.

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PRM Waste Systems are industry experts in engineering innovative and high tech recycling plants. We work very closely with our clients to create bespoke solutions to meet their specific needs. From initial concepts, design and build and through to delivery, installation and after care, we are with you every step of the way.

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