Sanitech Crushes It!

Commercial Trash Compactor Experts

Why Sani-Tech? The Auger is the Answer!

We are the Original Auger Compactor Manufacturer and the only company that can provide a completely custom Auger Compactor.

Jerry Kaptein, founder of our parent company, Jerry's Iron Works (JIW), saw a problem in the waste and recycling compactors of the time. He knew there was a better way to compact that would improve efficiency, functionality, and overall performance. Developing the Auger Compactor did just that and more. We continue to manufacture because we've seen the benefits, and you can too! All our products are manufactured 100% in the U.S.A. We welcome you to the Auger way!


Our History

JIW opened its doors in 1964 as a machine and welding shop that served the local farming community in western Washington State. During the formative years, JIW maintained, retrofitted, and redesigned many types of farm equipment. The desire to find ways of improving the compaction equipment's functionality and performance led JIW to develop their own successful line of farming equipment.

During the early 1980's, JIW had the opportunity to work on several trash compactors owned by local businesses. JIW studied these machines in great detail and quickly discovered that there was an easier, more efficient way of processing industrial waste. Their discoveries led to the development of what we know today as the Auger Compactor.

The first Auger Compactors were sold throughout Washington with great success because they quickly proved that they could outperform conventional hydraulic compactors on standard waste. As word spread, potential customers came forward seeking Auger Compactors that could handle more extreme applications and higher volumes of material. In response to this new demand, JIW developed an entire line of Auger Compactors intended to meet the needs their new, diverse customer base.

By 1989, Auger Compactor success stories were being heard by compactor dealers and end-users throughout the United States. These stories sparked additional interest, the first national marketing campaign and the first sales in Texas. Soon after the Texas sales, a Michigan dealer heard of the Auger Compactor and started selling them in his territory.

In 1992 Sani-Tech Systems, Inc. went to a major industry trade show where they signed on several new Dealers. These Dealers now represent the Auger Compactor throughout most of the United States. This simple act brought compactor sales up from a mere 20 units per year in 1986 to 145 units per year in 1997.

We have grown by leaps and bounds as the premier compactor manufacturer, and the future shows no stopping us. We now have models ranging from a small 5 HP "space saver" compactor up to a 40 HP industrial monster. The unique design of the Auger Compactor has made it the waste industries state-of-the-art commercial trash compactor.


The Sani-Tech Difference


Whether industrial or commercial, we understand waste management needs vary. By working closely with customers and dealers to develop a tailored solution, we ensure a machine that performs to the best of its ability. We take many factors into account, including the waste material being compacted, the volume of material, ways of feeding or loading the machine, and available space for the system. 

You can feed material with rotating bucket dumpers, cane dumpers, or forklifts. It can also be hand fed with hoppers of all shapes and sizes to accommodate any unique set up. Additionally, we offer elevated options for dock doors and auger teeth for wood applications. We have compaction bins with 100% and 50% seal tight doors. Augers can be tapered or non-tapered and we also offer optional CAT3 panel upgrades.


Our commitment to quality is evident in every aspect of our business. We use only the best materials and components in our products, ensuring they are built to last. Our machines are designed and manufactured to meet or exceed industry standards, and we stand behind our products with a comprehensive warranty. We also offer maintenance and repair services to keep our customers' machines running smoothly.


We are constantly innovating and improving our products to stay ahead of the competition. We invest in research and development to find new ways to make our compactors more efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable. By staying up to date with industry trends and regulations, we ensure our products are always in compliance.

Safe Solutions

Traditional ram hydraulic compactors pose dangers to employees. Material can get wedged underneath or behind the ram, requiring a person to dismantle the ram container to remove the material. With the Auger Compactor, the possibility of a jam is completely eliminated! By our design, the auger continuously moves refuse and recycling into the bin, meaning operators don’t need to risk their safety to fix a jam. The Auger also eliminates the possibility of a hydraulic leak or spill - an important layer of safety.


We understand the role that our products play in reducing waste and preserving natural resources. That's why we design our machines with sustainability in mind, using energy-efficient components and reducing waste wherever possible. We also offer recycling and repurposing services for our machines, ensuring they have a second life after their initial life has ended.

Contact Us Today!

At Sanitech, we are the trusted compactor manufacturer committed to providing our customers with the best possible solutions for their industrial auger compactor needs. Our team works with you to develop a customized plan that allows our Auger Compactor to perform at its highest level. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your waste management goals.

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