Drum Crushers

Waste Initiatives Drum Crushers are robustly built units with great functionality – ensuring fast & easy crushing of your steel drums. Drum Crushers are suitable for sizes up to 205L, and are equipped with drum piercing spikes and a 30L oil retention tank to capture any residue.

  • WastePac Drum Crusher

    Waste Initiatives Drum Crushers are robustly built units with great functionality – ensuring fast & easy crushing of your steel drums. Drum Crushers are suitable for sizes up to 205L, and are equipped with drum piercing spikes and a 30L oil retention tank to capture any residue.

  • WastePac 20L Can Crusher

    The WastePac 20L Can Crusher is ideal for processing tins, drums and cans. Equipped with an elevated insert, this compact crusher has a compaction rate of up to 6:1 and is very simple to use. Requires only single-phase power connection and is suitable for most businesses and small garages.

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  • Looking to minimise your waste drums? Our industrial drum crushers are robustly built units with great functionality, and made to ensure fast and easy crushing of your steel drums. Our drum crushers are suitable for sizes up to 205L, and are equipped with a 30L oil retention tank to capture any residue.Our selection of drum crushers and compactors are designed to meet any unique recycling project and are ideal for commercial and industrial performance. Similar to other baling waste management equipment, drum crushers can be operated by just one person with great speed and efficiency, therefore reducing your labour costs and cost. At Waste Initiatives, our drum crushers are hydraulic driven machines so all on-site staff can safely operate, compress and crush drums without any hassle.

    At Waste Initiatives, we boast a comprehensive range of drum crushers and other custom-built waste management equipment to integrate into your business operations. No matter the complexity and requirements of your project, we offer both commercial hire purchases of our drum crushers to ensure you meet your recycling through-put requirements.

  • So why use them? If you’re looking for an affordable waste management solution to maximise your recycling output or even to conserve space, drum crushers can be an integral part of your recycling process. Drum crushers are designed to turn bulky drums into saleable scrap metal, and help you overcome your empty drum disposal problem.Our drum crushers are best used in places where there is limited space..

    For more information about a particular product, please contact our expert team today. We’ll be more than happy to assist you.

Frequently Asked Questions: Drum Crushers

What is a drum crusher?

Drum crushers, or barrel compactors, are machines built to crush hollow metal cylinders or drums. Smaller models crush tins, drums and cans. Larger models can compact tall 205L steel drums and oil filters.

What are the benefits of a drum crusher?

A barrel compactor exponentially reduces the large yields of space that drums usually take up in bins. Our drum crusher machines have a compaction rate of 8:1, to really reduce the mass and space of a metal drum. Sophisticated crushers are also built with an internal oil collection tank to capture, retain and later drain any liquid from the drums.

Additionally, drum crushers can also offer these benefits:

  • Lower disposal costs: by reducing the volume of waste and amount of handling time
  • Save time: less waste means less time your workers need to spend on waste management
  • Recycle stainless steel: crushing and processing steel drums allows your business to better export these raw materials for extra cash, or for further processing in your metal fabrication facilities.

What drums/barrels can you crush?

Depending on the barrel compactor, you can crush a range of drums in different materials (steel, plastic and fibre) and sizes. This includes paint tins, aerosol cans, steel vats, and oil filters.

Our WASTEPAC DRUM CRUSHER (205L) can crush drums up to 205 litres in size, while our WASTEPAC 20L CAN CRUSHER can crush smaller drums up to 20 litres.

How much does a drum crusher weigh?

Drum crusher machines tend to be quite heavy, so they are definitely not something you want to lift yourself and use a truck to move like many of our other recycling machines. Our largest drum crushing machine weighs 600kg.

How does a drum crusher work?

Drum crushing machines work a lot like balers. Their compartment is filled manually through an easily accessible hopper, the operator then closes the door and turns the drum crusher’s crushing operation on which activates the compacting arm. After pressing down the drum or drums, the machine should indicate that it is safe to open, and you will be able to retrieve the flattened materials.

How to maintain a drum crusher?

All our drum crushing machines are low maintenance but to keep them in good condition it is still important that you keep the area tidy, don’t step or damage power cords, and follow the proper procedures in the manual when operating.

Our specialists at Waste Initiatives are primely trained and experienced in the service, maintenance and repair of drum crushing equipment. After installing your drum crusher, we’ll also talk to you about committing to a maintenance plan. This is so that our specialists can inspect your machine routinely and help prevent major faults before they happen. If you would like Waste Initiatives to own and be responsible for all the maintenance of your drum crushing equipment you can consider going for an operating lease from our different finance and rental options.

We can also come onto the scene in the case of an emergency at your notice, to help get everything up and working as soon as possible when a drum compactor breaks down.

Why choose Waste Initiatives for barrel compactors?

With over 40 years of experience in the waste management and recycling industry, our technicians are the experts in waste management equipment. Now Australians have been able to trust Waste Initiatives for our compactors to reduce the volume of their waste. Our barrel compactors offer reliable optimal performance for crushing a range of different tins, drums and cans.

In addition to our equipment, Waste Initiatives also provides continued care with servicing, maintenance and emergency repairs.