0.5 Yard Self-Contained Compactor with 9 Cubic Yard Container

Need to manage wet waste? Squeezed for space? Our small self-contained compactors deliver among the largest compaction forces in the waste equipment industry—all on a compact footprint. We’ll even customize yours to suit the unique needs of your application.

What’s more, we design and manufacture a high-quality self-contained compactor that will stand the test of time. It’s why we can confidently deliver the industry’s best warranty (five years).

Regardless of your project—from motels, quick-serve chains, and department stores to health clinics and nursing homes—people, just like you, count on us for small compactors that deliver big.

Our 0.5 yard self-contained compactor with 9 cubic yard container features quality construction, including:

  • The industry’s only secondary bottom rear door lock to prevent leakage
  • Fully-sealed, side hinged clean-out door and top access panel for ease of cylinder maintenance and cleaning
  • Bypass cylinders for extended life
  • Replaceable 1/2″ UHMW nylon on all sides, tops, and bottoms for smooth, quiet, near-frictionless operation and extended life
  • Weatherproof control panel and power pack
  • Phosphatize-cleaned, primed, and painted inside and out to look better, longer

Our electrical and hydraulic system is second to none. It includes:

  • PLC-controlled power unit to prevent short stroking and compactor arm damage
  • Submersible power unit for continuous lubrication
  • Synthetic biodegradable hydraulic oil to support your commitment to sustainability
  • Industry’s highest quality UL and ETL listed components
  • E-stop button
  • Multi-cycle timer
  • Remote control
  • Automatic single cycle
  • Reverse button
  • 80% and 100% full lights
  • Automatic shutdown
  • Keyed override switch
  • Moveable left or right side hydraulic and electrical connections

The container itself features:

  • Ratchet latch door closer
  • Heavy duty hinges with grease fittings
  • Exclusive side or bottom ratchet door and latch system

This self-contained compactor conforms to all ANSI Z 245.2 safety standards.

Here’s the lowdown on our smallest self-contained compactor.

Download our spec sheet

Overall length 13'
Overall width 78"
Overall height 84"
Loading height 48"
Container capacity 9 cubic yards
Compactor capacity 1/2 cubic yards
Platen area 20 1/2" x 28 1/2" x 29 1/2"
Charge opening 20 1/2" x 29 1/2"
Ram penetration 4"
Twin bypass cylinders 2 1/2" x 20" x 1 1/2"
Hydraulic cylinder mounts 1/2″ steel plate
Compactor floor 1/2″ steel AR plate
Compactor sides 1/4″ steel plate with 3″ x 2 1/4″ structural steel tubing
Breaker bar 6″ x 6″ x 1/2″ with retaining teeth
Container floor 3/16″ steel plate with 4″ x 2″ x 1/4″ structural steel tubing
Container sides and top 3/16″ steel plate
Door seal Full 3/4″ thick
Line pressure 2000 PSI
Max line pressure 2500 PSI
Max ram force 19500 LBS
Cycle time 40 Seconds
Fluid capacity 35 Gallons
Pump 5 GPM
Motor 5 HP/Tri-Volt, 3 Phase
App. shipping weight 4600 Lbs

(All measurements are outside dimensions)

Want to customize your self-contained compactor? Not a problem.


  • 5 HP 3-phase with single phase inverter
  • Fluid reservoir heater
  • Open hopper (for loading docks or ground loading)
  • Enclosed doghouse with door and interlock
  • Walk on or drive on deck with 42" safety rails
  • Side loading hoppers
  • Through-the-wall-chutes
  • Container guides rails
  • Fullness monitoring system

We believe in the compactors we've designed and manufactured. It's why we can confidently offer the industry's best warranty.

Nedland Compactor Warranty

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