RotoPac™ Industrial Waste Compactor

A Rotary Compactor

Ideal for Compacting Trash and/or Recyclable Cardboard and Plastic

The RotoPac™ Industrial Waste Compactor was designed with a small footprint, a high capacity for waste, and high compaction to provide the flexibility of being used in multiple applications of waste compaction. Utilizing rotary arm compaction technology makes this industrial waste compactor unique in that they place significant contact pressure and torque on waste to remove the maximum amount of air from the compacted waste. Achieving compaction ratios of greater than 6 to 1, the RotoPac greatly reduces your waste disposal costs, up to 80 percent.


RotoPac’s Rotary Arm Compaction Action Makes it Ideal for Compacting

1. Large volumes of trash
2. Plastic for recycling
3. Hazardous Waste
4. Cardboard without manually breaking down boxes

Ideal locations for RotoPac placement:

  • Manufacturing and assembly plants
  • Marine environments
  • Food & Ingredients processing plants
  • Distribution centers
  • Aerospace facilities with paints shops and hazardous waste of clothing & materials
  • Pharmaceutical firms
  • On board a U.S. Navy ships
  • High security area for U.S. army State & city authorities

Materials to be compacted:

  • All general non-metallic solid waste
  • Materials to prevent theft from roll-offs
  • Recyclable materials
  • Hazardous solid waste
  • Contraband
  • QA rejected products
  • 50# sacks
  • Super sacks

Contact us for technical specifications.


HazPac for Hazardous Waste

The Hazardous Waste Compactor


The RotoPac HazPac hazardous Waste Compactor was designed to accommodate the compaction of certain types of solid hazardous waste materials. This compactor has a small footprint, high compaction, ease of use and its unique ability to compact waste into bulk bags or into hazardous waste boxes makes this hazardous waste compactor ideal for compacting hazardous waste for transporting.

Packing groups are used for the purpose of determining the degree of protective packaging required for dangerous goods during transportation. Solid hazardous waste falls into one of three packing groups (I, II and III) which indicate the degree of danger presented by the material as great, medium or minor, respectively. The Department of Transportation has listed many such hazardous materials on their website


The RotoPac HazPac compactor handles the compaction of hazardous waste of all three groups into either bulk bags or waste boxes. The RotoPac HazPac is configured somewhat differently for handling each type of container.

The advantage of compacting the hazardous material into either bags or tri-wall boxes is obvious in that the RotoPac HazPac puts 6 times the amount of waste in each container when compared to contents without mechanical compaction. However, RotoPac HazPac is customized differently for different containers.

The modifications to the standard RotoPac to accommodate the bulk bag are minor if a bag is used that is greater in both width and depth than 41 inches. See the picture below where an empty bulk bag is placed in the RotoPac. When compacting the bag shield, the drum descends into the bag where the bag shield protects the bag from bursting under the pressure from the drum’s compacting. The bag can be placed on a pallet or sit on the floor. In either case the filled bag is removed by a forklift.

Whether you use the bags or the boxes, your savings can exceed $2,000 per month because of the high compaction this hazardous waste compactor generates. Also, because of the small footprint RotoPac HazPac it can be placed close to the source hazardous material generation, saving travel time and increasing efficiency. RotoPac BlastPac can be modified to meet the specifications of the RotoPac HazPac for hazardous environments.

Ideal areas for RotoPac HazPac placement:

  • Large paint shops such as Navy and aerospace firms
  • Chemical plants
  • Battery manufacturers
  • Any facilities with large volumes of type I, II, or III hazardous waste materials

Contact us for technical specifications.

BlastPac Explosion Proof Waste Compactor

BlastPac Explosion Proof Waste Compactor


The explosion proof waste compactor RotoPac BlastPac was designed to operate safely in explosive environments where there is a presence of flammable gases or vapors such as varied non-flammable dust to lessen hazardous environments. This explosion proof waste compactor is ideal for different types of hazardous, explosive environment location as delineated by the NEC (National Electric Code).


Two Models Based on Class Designations:


RotoPac BlastPac – Hazardous Waste Compactor for Explosive Environment

According to the NEC (National Electric Code) there are different types of hazardous locations. The first type of hazard is one which is created by the presence of flammable gases or vapors in the air, such as natural gas or gasoline vapor. When these materials are found in the atmosphere, a potential for explosion exists, which could be ignited if an electrical or other source of ignition is present. This is referred to as a Class I type of hazard. So a Class I hazardous location is one in which flammable gases or vapors may be present in the air in sufficient quantities to be explosive or ignitable.

Some typical locations:

  • Petroleum refineries, and gasoline storage and dispensing areas
  • Dry cleaning plants where vapors from cleaning fluids can be present
  • Spray finishing areas
  • Aircraft hangars and fuel servicing areas
  • Utility gas plants, and operations involving storage and handling of liquefied petroleum gas or natural gas
  • All of these hazardous or explosive environment locations require Class I hazardous equipment

Materials to be compacted may contain these gases or vapors on them:

  • Acetylenes
  • Hydrogen
  • Ether
  • Hydrocarbons, fuels, solvents

So rags, paper, articles of clothing, boxes, wrapping etc that have been exposed to these materials would be efficiently and safely compacted in a Class I, Division II designed RotoPac BlastPac™. The Division II designation is most common and it pertains to the gases that are not normally present in an explosive concentration (but may accidently exist).

The RotoPac BlastPac Class I Explosive Environment Compactor adds these hazard -proof critical components to the standard RotoPac.

Class I, Division II additional items:

1. Electric motor
2. Hydraulic panel
3. Electrical panel
4. Switches that are sealed with conduit
5. Aluminum explosion proof push button station without lights
6. Hard pipe conduit
7. This may have to have a special inspection at installed location.
8. Control panels are mounted separately on the outside of the RotoPac BlastPac because of their size

Contact us for technical specifications.

RotoPac BlastPac – Class II

The second type of hazard listed by the NEC is any area made hazardous by the presence of combustible dust.  These areas are referred to in the Code as “Class II locations.”  Finely pulverized material, suspended in the atmosphere, can cause as powerful an explosion as one occurring at a petroleum refinery.

Some Typical Class II locations:

  • Grain elevators
  • Flour and feed mills
  • Plants that manufacture, use or store magnesium or aluminum powders
  • Produces of plastics, medicines and fireworks
  • Producers of starch or candies
  • Spice-grinding plants, sugar plants and cocoa plants
  • Coal preparation plants and other carbon handling or processing areas

Materials to be compacted may contain these dusts:

  • Metal dusts (conductive and explosive)
  • Carbon Dusts (some are conductive; all are explosive)
  • Flour, starch, grain, combustible plastic (not likely to be explosive)

Examples of the materials to be compacted: paper bags (50 pound bag is typical), plastic bags, paper, various types of plastic, masking tape, etc.

For this designation the RotoPac BlastPac Class II adds these components to the standard RotoPac:

Class II, Division II additional items:

1. Explosion Proof Lights, Push buttons and Emergency Stop
2. Hydraulic valves and components in E-Proof NEMA 4 box
3. Explosion proof 5 hp motor
4. Electrical panel enclosed in a NEMA 4 box
5. Explosion cord grips for holding wires
6. Explosion Proof Isolator Switch

NEMA 4 box defined: Enclosures constructed for either indoor or outdoor use to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt, rain, sleet, snow, windblown dust, splashing water, and hose-directed water; and that will be undamaged by the external formation of ice on the enclosure.

Contact us for technical specifications.

SacPac Food Waste Compactor

The RotoPac SacPac Industrial Waste Compactor is the ideal custom compaction equipment for the food industry. In response to food processing area requirements, the SacPac Food Industry Compactor is equipped with stainless steel components to better provide hygienic compaction of food waste and recyclable materials. Generally this food waste compactor is placed near where raw food material is unpacked so the packaging material is thrown into the RotoPac SacPac immediately. Additionally, the RotoPac SacPac food waste compactors can be used in the food industry for disposing of 50 lb. sacks used in the bakery and ingredient plants.


RotoPac SacPac characteristics meet industry codes and the needs of the food industry. The IP Code (or Ingress Protection Rating, sometimes also interpreted as International Protection Rating) consists of the letters IP followed by two digits or one digit and one letter and an optional letter. As defined in international standard IEC 60529, IP Code classifies and rates the degrees of protection provided against the intrusion of solid objects, dust, accidental contact, and water in mechanical casings and with electrical enclosures. The standard gives users more detailed information than vague marketing terms such as waterproof. The RotoPac SacPac food waste compactor is rated IP56 which is dust protected and protects from powerful jetting water in any direction. The RotoPac SacPac is designed to take up no more floor space than a standard pallet It enables users to compact the waste right at the sources- just off the assembly line or conveyor belt or at the beginning of the process where 50-pound bags are opened. With this IP56 rating, the RotoPac SacPac handles both wet and dry food waste.

Ideal locations:

  • Ingredient processors
  • Meat processors
  • Bakeries
  • Baking related firms
  • Pharmaceutical firms

Accommodates the following materials:

  • 50 pound sacks
  • Supersacks
  • Food waste
  • Plastic bags
  • Recycle cardboard

The RotoPac SacPac adds these components to the standard RotoPac:

  • 304 Stainless Steel cabinet skins
  • Galvanized Structural Parts
  • Wash down features:

-Control Panel in NEMA 4X boxes

-Wash Down 5 HP Motor

-Hydraulic block and components enclosed in NEMA 4X box

-Push button box has boots installed and is made to wash down compliant with the IP56 standard

Contact us for full specifications.

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SeaPac Marine Waste Compactor

SeaPac Marine Trash Compactor

SeaPac Marine Waste Compactor


Oil rigs in the tropics present an extreme environment for equipment. The RotoPac SeaPac Marine Trash Compactor is built to withstand these challenging conditions for oil rigs and for lesser environments, such as barges and ships, where less costly materials and components are used. Safety, ease of use and the environmental impact are design considerations in all KenBay marine waste compactor equipment and supplies. All marine equipment is made to comply with the appropriate standards.


There are a number of standards that exist worldwide to define the types and applicability of enclosures.  In the United States those of the National Electrical Manufactures Association (NEMA) are the most prevalent; worldwide the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards are most prevalent.  The RotoPac SeaPac complies with both standards.

For the NEMA rating the RotoPac SeaPac marine trash compactor is NEMA 4X.  NEMA 4X is defined as intended for indoor or outdoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against corrosion, windblown dust and rain, splashing water, hose directed water and damage from ice formation.

The IEC uses a two-digit classification. The first digit defines the protection against ingress of solid foreign objects. The highest degree is 6.  The RotoPac SeaPac meets that classification which is referred to as “Dust Tight.”  The second digit defines the protection it provides against ingress of liquids with a range from 0 to 8.  The RotoPac SeaPac rating of 7 indicates that it is rated for temporary “immersion in water.”  Since it isn’t necessary to have the motor rated at 8 (for “continuous immersion in water”)  the RotoPac SeaPac marine trash compactor is built to the highest standards required for an IEC rating of IP67.

Some typical locations for this marine trash compactor are: 

  • Housing Platforms for the Oil Industry
  • Ships
  • Barges
  • Chemical processing plants

Materials to be compacted vary:

  • Food waste
  • Aluminum Cans
  • 50 pound sacks
  • Other oil rig and ocean vessel waste

The RotoPac SeaPac adds these critical components to the standard RotoPac:

  • 316L Stainless Steel Front door
  • 316L Stainless Steel Loading door
  • 316L Stainless Steel Compaction drum
  • 316L Stainless Steel Compaction Arm
  • 316L Stainless Steel Main Frame Assembly
  • 316L Stainless Steel Cabinet Assembly
  • All other components, door handles, etc. are 316L SS except Teflon bushings and slide strips. (Teflon will not corrode)
  • NEMA 4X (oil, dust and waterproof) LEESON High Efficient SS motor
  • NEMA 4X (oil, dust and waterproof) control panel-silicon sealed from the elements.
  • NEMa 4X (oil, dust and waterproof) electrical specs-stainless steel wire
  • 316L Stainless Steel Hood

RotoPac SeaPac marine garbage compactor is also available with part galvanized components or complete 304 Stainless Steel.

Contact us for full specifications.

Other Waste Compactors / Balers Compactors

Other Waste Compactors / Balers


If you are looking to buy, replace or upgrade your self-contained or stationary waste compactor(s) click on the appropriate one below for compactors with the best price, fastest delivery and highest quality.

KenBay recommends these products for those applications where the RotoPac is not the best solution.

  1. Objects for disposal are too large to go into the RotoPac such as furniture, carpets and very large cardboard boxes. We recommend the stationary compactor in these instances.
  2. Where there is considerable wet waste in the mix such as from restaurants, hotels and grocery stores. We recommend the self-contained compactor for confined spaces where leakage must be avoided.

When ordering, request a quote for an industrial waste compactor and you will immediately benefit from KenBay’s many years of experience in waste compaction. Our compactors can handle your toughest requirements with routine efficiency at a low maintenance cost for many, many years. If you’re looking for a custom compactor, contact us with your specifications.

Our service begins with a quote or an order. We will confirm all delivery requirements including shipping and installation costs anywhere in the US.

These compactors are of the highest quality to deliver long life, superior reliability, optimal levels of safety and the lowest possible maintenance costs. These compactors were designed as waste handling equipment for such applications as distribution centers, warehousing and industrial facilities. The heavy duty units are built with massive structural reinforcement in the breaker bar and charge box areas.

Models Description
KB-SC25, SC30, SC35 & SC39Self Contained Compactor 25 Yd, 30 Yd, 35 Yd and 39 KENBAY SELF-CONTAINED COMPACTORS.These self-contained compactors are built for organizations that require the storage and removal of wet waste such as hotels, hospitals, food courts, restaurants and retail food stores.

These compactors are of the highest quality to deliver long life, superior reliability, optimal levels of safety and lowest possible maintenance costs. The KB-C2 and a KB-C40 compactor receiver container are the superior combination of recycling and waste handling equipment for such applications as distribution centers, warehousing and industrial facilities. The heavy duty units are built with massive structural reinforcement in the breaker bar and charge box areas.
KB-C4, C4HD, C5
These compactors are of the highest quality to deliver long life, superior reliability, optimal levels of safety and the lowest possible maintenance costs. These compactors were designed as waste handling equipment for such applications as distribution centers, warehousing and industrial facilities. The heavy duty units are built with massive structural reinforcement in the breaker bar and charge box areas.
The KB-C40 Octagon Compactor Container is designed to connect to the BACE Stationary Compactors. The contoured end of the Octagon Compaction Containers creates a rolling effect as solid waste is compressed into the container, filling all voids. The results: high density compaction!

Contact us with custom compactor specifications.


KenBay 75KenBay Baler
Ideally suited for retail stores, offices, liquor stores, etc. where space is limited for disposing of plastic and cardboard. It has a small footprint (6.2 sq.ft.), powder coated paint and uses plastic wrap rather than wire for tying bales. Its bale (39” x 27” x 20” weighs 150lbs.) makes it easy to handle with the hand truck provided.
KB-30KenBay BalerThe KB – 30 baler built for use by retailers of all kinds that have limited backroom space but need a heavier baler than the KenBay 75. The KB – 30 has a footprint of 12 sq ft and produces a 230 # bale. This baler is built for rugged use and durability.
KB-42KenBay BalerThe KB – 42 baler built for use by retailers of all kinds that have limited backroom space but need a heavier baler than the KenBay 75. The KB – 42 has a footprint of 12 sq ft and produces a 230 # bale. This baler is built for rugged use and durability. KB-46

KenBay BalerFor use in industry where space is limited but a highly compacted bale is desired. It has a 20 sq ft footprint that produces a very compact 60” x 30” x 48” bale.

KB-46HDKenBay BalerA high-density baler that produces the standard size bale, but heavier than the KB – 46 HD bales. It has a longer and larger cylinder that increases the compacting force and the depth of penetration of the pressing plate into the bale chamber. It addition to its use to get more dense bales of plastic and/or cardboard it is the baler of choice for compacting quantities of plastic bottles and aluminum cans. KB-24.7KenBay BalerThe KB-24.7 is one of the smallest stock room balers in the market. With a very small base area and a single phase connection, it is easy to locate. To ensure the chamber is not overloaded, the KB-24.7 is equipped with a full-indicator which flashes when the baler is full, and the press plate stays down. Furthermore the baling process is simplified as the straps can be pulled directly through the main door.
KB-24.7TKenBayBalerOne of the smallest textile baler in the market. A bale size of only 28 x 20 x 14-26 inches, makes it easy to transport and stack the bales. To make sure the chamber is not overloaded, the KB-24.7T is equipped with a full bale light which flashes when the chamber is full. KB-32.7WKenBay BalerStockroom baler constructed to service users with smaller amounts of waste, but who still need a machine to handle bulky materials. The machine is characterized by a wide filling opening of 40 inches – an advantage when handling larger cardboard boxes. The chamber is equipped with rows of efficient barbs, which keep the material back and ensure optimum filling.
KB-37KenBay Baler
A highly flexible machine and can be used in many different situations eg. retail shops, stores and different industries. The chamber is provided with rows of barbs, which keep the waste material down, even very expandable materials like LDPE. The KB37 is easy to operate and the traditional construction ensures low maintenance costs.
KB-26.3HDKenBay BalerSuitable for small retail shops, industrial companies or  companies, who need a compact baler with high capacity. The compact design makes it ideal where space is limited. Equipped with cross cylinders, it offers superior press force but also a very low overall height. The X10 HD has a relatively large filling opening, making the daily operation as easy as possible.
KB-36.3HDKenBay BalerThe cross cylinders provide stable compression and superior press force, along with a low overall height. Combined with a long stroke, a high bale weight can be achieved. This baler is designed for easy servicing, e.g. the position of the hydraulic unit mounted below the control panel on the side. The finished bale can be tied with polyethylene twine or steel wires. KB-39HDKenBay BalerSuitable for retail shops and industrial companies with large quantities of waste. It is a compact machine with high capacity and superior press force. This baler has a wide filling opening for handling larger boxes, making the daily operation as easy as possible. The finished bale can be tied with polyethylene twine or steel wires.

Contact us with custom compactor specifications.

Biodegradable Waste Compactor Bags

You can rely on KenBay for your bagging supplies! We supply a variety of industrial compactor bags made of biodegradable plastics, including reprocessed polyethylene and green biodegradable bags.

Bags Bags Per Roll Single Pricing
Black Reprocessed Polyethylene 30 $106.48
Clear Polyethylene 30 $117.82
Green Polyethylene 30 $124.19
White Polyethylene 30 $124.19
Heavy Duty Green 5 mil. thick 25 $148.61

Contact us for quantity discount pricing.