Trash Compactor FAQs

What are the benefits of a trash compactor?
The trash compactor compresses trash to a much smaller size so that two to three times as much trash will fit inside of a bag. This saves trash storage space, removal time and disposal labor.
What can I put into my trash compactor?
Can I put glass bottles/jars into my compactor?
How often should I empty my compactor?
Are trash compactors noisy?
What are the benefits of a trash compactor?
The trash compactor compresses trash to a much smaller size so that two to three times as much trash will fit inside of a bag. This saves trash storage space, removal time and disposal labor.
What can I put into my trash compactor?
You can put into your compactor any garbage that you would normally put into your kitchen wastebasket.
Can I put glass bottles/jars into my compactor?
It’s best to recycle glass. If your community has a recycling program, collect glass containers and periodically deliver them. Some models cannot compress glass. Refer to your owner’s manual for details. If you are able to put glass bottles and jars into your compactor, take care to make sure that they’re not near the bottom of the bag or near the sides. Broken glass could tear the trash bag or injure the person who changes the bag.
How often should I empty my compactor?
You should empty your trash compactor when the bag is full. This is usually a third to half as often as you would without use of a trash compactor.
Are trash compactors noisy?
There is only noise when they compact the trash, which usually lasts only one minute.