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Mobile Compacting Equipment Descriptions

  • ISBN: 978-1-4249-6190-0
  • Issued: May 2004
  • Content last reviewed: June 2009

Rear-loading Compacting Equipment:

A vehicle utilized to collect both residential and IC & I waste and recyclable materials. Materials are placed manually into an opening in the rear of the vehicle.

Drawing of a rear-loading compacting vehicle

Side-loading Compacting Equipment:

A vehicle utilized to collect both residential and IC & I waste and recyclable materials. Materials are placed manually into an opening in the side of the vehicle.

Drawing of a side-loading compacting vehicle

Type 2: 'Torpedo design'

Drawing of a side-loading compacting vehicle--Type 2: Torpedo Design

Rear-loader & Side-loader Container Lifting Equipment:

Vehicles utilized to collect both residential and IC & I waste and recyclable materials. Semi or fully automated systems mechanically lift and dump containers of material either into a rear or side opening of a vehicle.

Drawing of a rear-loader and side-loader container lifting vehicle

Multi-Compartment Recycling Vehicles:

A vehicle utilized to collect and segregate residential and IC & I recyclable materials. Materials are segregated into multiple hoppers on the side of the vehicle and then mechanically lifted and dumped into compartments on the top of the vehicle.

Drawing of a multi-compartment recycling vehicle

Combination Collection Equipment:

Vehicles that are either rear loading or side loading design (as above) utilized to collect both waste and recyclable materials. Hoppers on the rear or side of the vehicle mechanically lift and dump waste and recyclable materials into compartments.

Front-loading Compacting Equipment:

A vehicle utilized to collect residential and IC & I waste and recyclable materials contained in bins. The vehicle utilizes front 'forks' to mechanically lift bins and dump materials into an opening on the top of the vehicle.

Drawing of a front-loading compacting vehicle

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