The ROPAX Jumbo Rolling Compactor from Epax Systems (Panorama City, CA) uses a rolling drum with sharp metal teeth to crush, macerate, tear, rip and compress waste in large open top containers/dumpsters. The rolling drum, which weighs over 2 tons to aid in compaction, is attached to an articulating boom which moves it from one end of the container to the other and back again crushing and compacting waste all along the way.
Prior to compaction, most containers have large voids and air pockets resulting in container utilization of only about 20% of actual capacity. The ROPAX Jumbo’s high compaction rate allows for significant improvement in utilization with rates as high as 80%. This dramatic improvement means containers need to be replaced or emptied less frequently resulting in less downtime, improved worker productivity, and reduced waste hauling and disposal charges.