Most trash compactors are designed to fit under counters or be built-in to existing cabinetry, usually in the kitchen. However, some situations call for portable trash compactors such as in a workshop or garage.
A number of undercounter trash compactors can be installed in a standalone mode with the addition of a toe kick accessory plate. Trash compactors which can be installed in this way include the Broan Elite and the Electrolux ICON Pro.
In a typical home garage and workshop, space is needed for handyman and other projects so the various pieces of equipment and furniture need to be movable.
Ideally, these items need to be on casters and this is where a portable trash compactor, such as the Gladiator GarageWorks come to the fore.
With a rugged yet stylish portable trash compactor like this, managing your garage layout becomes simple. Just wheel the compactor to a corner out of the way when space is needed and lock the casters in position to prevent a runaway.
When it is time to compact trash, roll the compactor to a power source and commence the operation, once again with the casters locked in position.
This portability gives machines like the Gladiator GarageWorks a huge advantage over standalone trash compactors which cannot be readily moved, and built-in trash compactors which definitely cannot be easily moved.