Trash compactors are an excellent investment for any business that produces a high volume of waste or recycling. They work hard and are a durable piece of equipment; but, unfortunately, they’re not indestructible.
Just like everything else with a motor, trash compactors do require occasional maintenance. If you use compaction equipment for your waste, then you’ll likely encounter situations every so often where your machine isn’t working properly. When this happen, don’t panic. It doesn’t always mean that there’s a major problem. If fact, often the fixes are so easy that you don’t even need to call a service tech. You might be able to fix the problem yourself. Below are the first things you should check if your compactor isn’t working properly: