The DuraPak™ compactors and DuraBagger™ are built for apartment, hospital, hotel and high-rise building trash rooms. Either compactor drastically reduces the volume of haul-away debris. Discover which compactor is best for your multi-story building.
Ideal for High-Rises, Hospitals, and Hotels
The DuraPak™ series delivers exceptional quality and power for a compactor and can reduce the dimensions of haul-away garbage your building acquires to a fraction of its original volume. The components of this compactor keep noise levels to a minimum, so you get a quieter, more durable trash compactor than similar models.
The DuraPak™ series works well in the following facilities:
- High-rise buildings
- Office Buildings
Three DuraPak™ models are available, the versatile DP-500HD, the DP-505HD and the DP-130HD. We recommend the DP-500 for its versatility in meeting jobsite conditions and layout, and the DP-130 for use in smaller trash rooms and tight spaces as it is more compact.
If you’re unsure which DuraPak™ model best fits your building, contact us, and we’ll be happy to help!
Adapted for Urban Settings
Many large cities have strict regulations concerning the usage of dumpsters. Some, like New York City, prohibit them entirely. For these situations, the DuraBagger™ DB-100 is a perfect solution.
After compaction, the DB-100 directly deposits waste into continuous, tubular bags, all set to be removed and put out for pickup. Despite modifying the base functionality to accommodate big-city environments, the DB-100 retains the quiet operation, simple controls, and expert engineering of our other compactor models.
If you’re located in a major city or are otherwise able to access dumpsters, contact us and we’ll show you how the DB-100 can be a perfect fit!
DuraSorter™ Recycling Sorters
Sort Recyclables out of The Waste Stream
Available both as a retrofit to your existing trash chute system or a component of a new construction project, the DuraSorter™ DS 130-Bi/Tri provides a streamlined, easy method for sorting recyclables out of your waste stream.
How does it work?
Users select an appropriate waste stream using a control located at each trash chute door. Depending on the user’s selection, the sorter’s director plates guide the waste into your trash compactor or a specified recycling container.
A host of optional features are available to complement the rugged construction and reliability found across our entire line of trash management products. Using the DuraSorter™ is an ideal way to reduce your building’s carbon footprint.
- Systems with 1 or 2 Recycling Positions Available
- Heavy Gauge Steel Used Throughout
- Standard Electric Components
- Readily-Available 96-Gallon Toters Used to Hold Recyclables
- Interfaces w/Chute Door Lockout System
- Quick System Response Time When Changing Waste Streams
- Easy-to-Use Control Station Located at Each Trash Door
- Full-Function Control Station Located at Sorter
- Recycling Container “Full” Indicator
- ¼” Thick Steel Body; ½” Thick Steel Diverter Plate
- Electrical System 110V, Single Phase Linear Actuator & Control Circuit
- Modular Design
- On/Off Key Switch
- Manual System Controls
- Access Doors
- Sort Body DuraPak™ 130-HD
- Bi-Sorter Option
- Two Bin Bi-Sorter Option
- Odor Control System
- RetroFit of Existing Chute System
- Environmentally-Friendly Hydraulic Oil Option
UL Labels and ANSI compliance are standard on our 500-series machines and an option on the 100 series. We also offer containers for use with our compactors, which can be custom ordered according to your specifications. Each purchase is supported with expert service and backed by the manufacturer’ warranties.
Maintenance and Emergency Service
CHUTES International offers preventative maintenance and 24/7 emergency repair services for DuraPak machines in Maryland, Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., and surrounding Areas. If you need emergency service, call our emergency hotline at 301-456-5069, or fill out our emergency contact form, and we will dispatch our response team – anytime, day or night, in our coverage area.
In addition to maintenance and service, we stock parts for our external chutes in our local warehouse which can be ordered via our online shop.
Frequently Asked Questions
When should I use a 130-HD compactor vs. a DuraPak 500?
In renovation projects on older buildings, the trash rooms tend to be far more narrow and long in design. In these situations, the longer hopper on the 130-HD compactor may be a better choice than the short body HD 500 compactor.
Would you recommend a bi-sorter for compost use?
The sorter is an excellent choice for separating trash from recycling with minimum real space requirements for the chute system. But not a good choice for compost separation. Due to the nature of compost to clump and stick, depositing compost into a chute and bi-sorter system will create serious clogging issues within the chute. Additionally, the odors generating from such use would likely create serious complaints from your tenants!
Can the compactors be programmed to not run at certain hours?
Yes, we can make this an option on your compactor installation so long as our PLC is present. You would find this under option #8 – “Night time shut down.”
Should I get a compactor or a bagger?
Baggers are recommended in municipalities that require it (such as NYC, where bags are left on the street after midnight and are removed daily by 6am) or at low occupancy properties that are only 2-3 stories tall. For any property above 3 stories tall, a compactor is recommended if your discharge room has the space to accommodate it.
What is the difference between compaction and non-compaction cans?
A compaction container designed for horizontal compactors, attaches directly to the compactor with a binding mechanism and has an intake that is designed to receive the extruded trash. In addition to the trash intake it also has heavy thick steel lids that close with a weighted latch. The lid is designed to remain closed and withstand the pressure caused by the extruded trash. Without the latching mechanism and steel lid the trash would simply push the lid open as the can fills. In fact all of the compaction happens in the container from the pressure of the extruded trash.
A non-compaction container is very similar to the compaction container, however, because it will not be attached to a compactor and therefore not used to compact trash it will be void of any intake or binding mechanism and will usually be fabricated with a plastic not latching lid.
How should I anchor the compactor?
We recommend using 1/2″ x 6″ wedge anchors. If you need additional guidance, simply give us a call.
Can you connect a thru-wall door to a compactor for first-floor residents to have access?
Yes! See this schematic for how such an installation would look, and contact us if you have any questions.
Can the compactor be hand-fed?
Yes, this is available as an option. Ask your sales rep for more information.
Compactor and Sorter Parts
Have a small repair that doesn’t require a full maintenance visit? We offer a variety of replacement parts that can be easily installed by your building’s own maintenance crew. Many of these parts are also compatible with other compactors.