FAQs

What size do I need?

The standard size is 34 cubic-yards in terms of capacity. Size is only one variable when creating shippable quantities of waste. Compaction force and ram penetration are the two primary drivers of heavier payloads and uniform loading of the container.

Will it fit in our loading area?

For loading docks that are space constrained, TOG offers many custom sizes designed to fit in the space available. When planning for the storage and staging of waste in compactors, it is important to calculate the anticipated waste volume based on the tenant types and uses. TOG’s Wastehound® database can estimate demand, in advance, so that waste storage matches waste generation rates for the cross section of tenant users.

Will the waste truck be able to access the enclosure or pad site?

Any review of the trash room and loading dock must include a review and confirmation of access and service ability by any hauler that may service the compactor using standard roll-off equipment.

How much waste fits in one compactor load?

The waste type determines how much weight can be compacted into a single load. Wet waste is dense already and can cause the compactor to weigh more than 10 tons per load. Hauling should be scheduled based on an average weight of 6 to 8 tons. If the waste stream is mostly dry — like single-stream recycling — it can continue to compact until it is full, creating a 2 – 3.5 ton payload.

How often will it need to be dumped?

Compactor containing food waste or residue should be dumped once per week to ensure that odors and liquids remain manageable with the leak resistant self-contained compactor.

Do you bring an empty compactor and take the full one away?

Typically, the self-contained compactor requires that the whole unit be hauled for dumping and then returned to the property. Compactors located in the same metro area could be configured to be “switchable” thereby creating a one-way hauling expense.

Do I have to sign a hauling contract to source a compactor?

No. TOG will provide a turn-key compactor installation and arrange for a screened local hauler to service the compactor on your behalf or under a TOG Vendor Payment Management Agreement.

Why should I keep the compactor separate from my hauling contract?

The TOG Compactor Rental Program allows the property owner to use the hauler of its choice, without an upheaval caused by switching haulers.

Do I need an extended warranty?

No. The TOG Compactor Rental Program provides a Lifetime Warranty on all parts and labor with normal use.

How much lead time do I need?

4 to 6 weeks after the after the install survey.

Can we source equipment and hauling management through TOG?

Yes. TOG provides turn-key installation and maintenance of the specified and installed equipment under a separate Compactor Rental Agreement. TOG then bundles the equipment service, waste hauling, recycling compliance, waste accounting (payment management), and recycling reporting under a mutually agreed upon site License Agreement. Trash management has never been easier!