Trash Compactors and Compacting Dumpsters Mobile, AL

Some places manage to generate a tremendous amount of trash each day, and a regular large dumpster rental, even a 40-yard roll-off dumpster, cannot handle the load. In these cases, you need a compactor.

A compactor is a special type of dumpster that uses a hydraulic crusher to compress the trash generated at that location. Compactors are widely used within the waste management industry to reduce the volume of trash and free up space for additional waste. Most people think if you’ve seen one compactor, you’ve seen them all, but that is not true. There are two major types of compactors, and there are some significant differences between them. These are stationary compactors and self-contained compactors.

Types of Construction Waste We Handle

Stationary Compactors

A stationary compactor is fixed in place and has a closed roll-off dumpster attached to it. Once the roll-off dumpster is full, the dumpster can be detached, hauled away, and replaced with an empty one.

Stationary compactors are used for dry waste. For example, there is one type of compactor named a “cardboard baler” that is designed to handle cardboard and other paper-like materials. These compactors are often attached to the outside by chutes from within the building (usually near shipping and receiving) and operated there.

Because stationary compactors are used for dry waste, there cannot be a risk of liquids contaminating the load. Liquids have different requirements for proper disposal. For this reason, stationary compactors are best for these types of businesses (just to name a few):

  • Hospitals and medical offices
  • Hotels and motels
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Office buildings
  • Retail stores

Self-Contained Compactors

A self-contained compactor uses a hydraulic compactor permanently attached to the roll-off container. These compactors operate as a single unit, and when it gets full, it gets taken away, emptied, and returned.

Another difference between a self-contained compactor and a stationary compactor is that a self-contained compactor is designed for waste that produces liquids as the trash gets compressed. Liquid waste needs to be disposed of in a completely different way so that it remains safe. Self-contained compactors are equipped with a separate container to capture the liquid waste to dispose of it properly.

Here are a few venues that self-contained compactors are ideal for:

  • Food courts
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels & Resorts
  • Malls & Shopping Centers
  • Nursing Homes
  • Restaurants
Compacting commercial dumpsters Montgomery, AL

Looking for an Excellent Compactor Rental Company?

Look no further than Circle J Roll-Offs Inc. We are a full-service company that can provide different types of dumpsters (including compactors) to meet your specific waste management needs. We can help you select the best type and size of dumpster for your situation and get it arranged for you. Give us a call at 251-661-0001 for Greater Mobile area customers and 334-271-6900 for Greater Montgomery area customers, send an email to, or use our simple online contact form to get the process started today.

Why Rent Commercial Dumpsters from Circle J Roll-Offs ?

Straightforward construction dumpster rental pricing based on the project type, location, and duration with no hidden fees

Reliable, professional, and courteous dumpster delivery staff

Clean dumpsters that are always in good repair

Knowledgeable team of construction waste management professionals who provide the highest level of customer service in the industry

Locally owned and operated since 1969

Environmentally friendly waste removal, including recycling, and LEED-certified waste management

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We Serve the Following Areas

BGreater Mobile, Alabama
  • Bay Minnette
  • Citronelle
  • Grand Bay
  • Prichard
  • Semmes
  • Summerdale
  • Wilmer
  • Bayou La Batre
  • Dauphin Island
  • Loxley
  • Saraland
  • Spanish Fort
  • Theodore
  • Chickasaw
  • Fairhope
  • Mobile
  • Satsuma
  • Stapleton
  • Tillmans Corner
BGreater Montgomery, Alabama
  • Coosada
  • Hope Hull
  • Montgomery
  • Wetumpka
  • Deatsville
  • Millbrook
  • Prattville
  • Gautier
  • Lucedale
  • Moss Point
  • Pascagoula


Ask away! We’re experts in construction waste management and can help you with your waste removal needs. We can also help you select the perfect-sized dumpster for your job. To get started, just fill out our simple online contact form or call 251.661.0001 (for Mobile area customers) or 334.271.6900 (for Montgomery area customers) or send email to