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University of Minnesota

Project Overview

The University of Minnesota uses several Sani-Tech Systems Auger Compactors in a variety of tasks. The University of Minnesota Medical Center uses two Auger compactor’s, one for cardboard and one for general trash. They have separated their waste streams to achieve a lesser impact on our environment, and to also save substantial money within the organization.

By using the Sanitech Systems University Compactor they have reduced not only their maintenance charges associated with Hydraulic Compactors, but also the amount of money that is spent on hauling their charges for a substantial savings.


We are extremely happy with our Sani-Tech Auger Style Compactors. I have 5 of them now and they are definitely a superior product for these heavy material generators. We do also have countless hydraulic compactors from a number of manufactures, so it is real easy for me to track performance indicators. I'm not sure how big your facility is but I would have to say these Augers are the only way to go!

The unit with consistently high volumes and weights comes from a hospital complex we have. It's a series of 13 buildings (over 4.25 million square feet) all funneling down to a compactor room where we have a cardboard compactor and a trash compactor. The cardboard Auger receives 4.5 tons of cardboard per week.

The trash Auger receives about 700 pounds an hour. Day after day, year after year, this unit moves approximately 8 tons per day. We have yet to lose a day of service! With the automatic greasing unit on these unit's they are bullet proof. As far as spillage, if your hauler understands how to use this unit when he removes the receiver box, you shouldn't have any issues.

Prior to these Augers, the U had purchased numerous hydraulic compactors, all claiming to be the best but not being good enough.  Prior to hydraulic compactors, we had rear load garbage trucks with an external electric engine that sat on this floor. We would drive empty garbage trucks to this location, back them inside and plug them in to the electric engines. The hospital custodians would then operate the working side of the garbage truck until it was full. We had 4 dedicated trucks in the fleet for this method.

Waste Recovery Services
University of Minnesota

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