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APB 20 BL – Portable Compactor – Bin Lift


The APB 20 BL is our 20m³ dry waste, portable compactor. It is one of our most used machines in our entire range. The main purpose of a portable compactor is to contain all waste whilst reducing the amount of transportation required to dispose of waste. By using the APB 20 BL, it is ensured that charges are correct for disposal instead of being overcharged for under capacity skips and bins. The extra powerful 30t compaction force can achieve payloads of up to 8t of general waste but in some instances, up to 12t. The APB 20 BL has a massive 1700x1800mm feed opening which uses a fast straight push ram compaction mechanism. These features are great for high volumes of waste and the ram is able to break larger waste types up like pallets before compacting into the chamber. This also allows for a multitude of different feeding methods such as hand loading, forklifts, tipping skips, tele-handler etc, and a variety of different waste types. The integrated bin lift is great for reducing manual labour and to easily feed the compactor. As standard it is able to lift 1100L wheelie bins via its pintel up to 450kg. The bin lift can be specified with an all-round safety cage.

Compactor Measurements
Load Weight
8000kg (avg.)
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Product Details

Product Dimensions
Overall Width2360mm
Overall Height2550mm
Overall Weight~4750kg
Feed Opening Width1700mm
Feed Opening Depth1800mm
Length 7250mm
Technical Specification
Capacity 20.8m³
Cycle Time 60 Seconds
Compaction Force 30T
Motor 5.5kW
Electricity Supplu 3 Phase, 415V, 32A
Lifting Method Hook Lift
Compaction Method Straight Push Ram

The compactor can be specified with a ¾ full light and we can modify the feed hopper and loading door to your needs. It can also have a bin lift cage attached to it for extra precaution. For further customisation, contact us and we will try to meet all requirements.

Typically, the minimum amount of waste per week to gain a cost saving would be either:

  • 1100ltr wheelie bins – Fifteen GW (General waste)
  • FEL (Front end loader) skip(s) – Three GW
  • REL (Rear end loader) skip(s) – Two GW


  • E-stops
  • Twin cylinders
  • ¾ full indicator
  • Automatic cycle
  • Integrated bin lift system
  • Extra-large feed opening
  • Self-cleaning scraper blade
  • Simple, easy to operate controls
  • Rear rollers with drop down hook
  • Hydraulic pack separate from waste
  • Powerful 30 tonne compaction force
  • Rated IP65 so safe to be sited inside or outside
  • Lockable front hinged feed door & control panel
  • Low maintenance straight ram compaction method



  • Helps prevent fly tipping
  • Reduces waste disposal costs
  • Reduces contractor traffic on site
  • More environmentally friendly
  • Saves on labour from reduced material handling
  • No longer being charged for air voids in skips/bins
  • Reduces carbon footprint and complies with ISO 14001
  • Keeps the yard much tidier – contains all waste and bad smells

The APB 20 BL is extremely easy to use and requires very little manual work.


Step 1 – Feeding

Wheel the bins full of waste up to the compactor. The operator holds the bin lift and ‘up’ buttons on the control panel and the integrated bin lift will start lifting the bin up via its pintels. The lid will start opening automatically and the waste from the bin will be tipped into the charge box. On the control panel the operator will then hold down the bin lift and down buttons at the same time to return the bin to the floor. Press the green ‘go’ button to start the compaction cycle. The straight ram will push compact all of the waste into the back container. This cycle will run 3 times but can be configured to run more/less or on a timer.


Step 2 – When is the compactor full?

The compactor has an indicator to notify the operator when it is ¾ full. Once this illuminates, the operator can calculate when the compactor will be full and when it needs to be collected by the waste contractor.


Step 3 – Waste removal

The operator will position the bin lift into its ‘up’ position and lock it into place using the bars provided. The contractor will arrive on site with a hook lift vehicle and will unplug the MPB 20 BL. They reverse up to the compactor and engage the hook positioned at the front of the machine. The vehicle then pulls the compactor up onto the vehicle bed. The compactor will be taken away, emptied and returned ready to start using again.


As simple as that! It probably takes longer to read the operation than to implement it. As part of the package, one of our trusty engineers will come to site and show the team how to operate it in person. Training certification can be supplied if required.


*Note – Refurbished models may vary in operation slightly, but the principle will remain very similar.

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    Benefits of Compacting

    • Recycling Bin
      To reduce waste disposal costs
    • Commercial Recycling Factory
      To keep the yard much tidier – no mess or leakage
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      To gain a rebate of recyclable material
    • To prevent fly tipping
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      To have less contractor traffic on site
    • earth icon
      To be more environmentally friendly

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