Serving the Great Northwest Since 1977

About Us

Compaction And Recycling Equipment, Inc. (CARE) was established in 1977 and is recognized as the Northwest’s number one customer-focused maintenance and waste equipment provider, designer, and supplier of solid waste handling systems.

How Can We Help You?

CARE provides the highest quality service and commercial waste equipment in the market today. Our expert factory-trained technicians use the latest technology, are in constant communication with our central office, and have a world of experience available to them at all times to provide the best solutions and service possible. We guarantee it.

CARE Serves the Entire Pacific Northwest


Chutes are intended for multi-level buildings and can be used for trash, recycling, linen, and construction debris. We offer optional pneumatic and plug and play features with electric interlocking doors. All meet ADA requirements. The electric interlocks, being plug and play, require no electrician, saving customers money.


CARE offers the largest selection of high-quality equipment for solid waste and recycling. We offer self-contained, stationary, apartment, and front load compactors. PLUS, trash chutes, cart tippers, and other specialty equipment available to rent or purchase. Rentals include repairs and maintenance for hassle-free use.


We can install, relocate, or remove any make or model of waste or recycling equipment, including compactors and balers. The professional CARE team has decades of experience with installations and removals with the highest quality standards, safety, and your budget in mind.


CARE technicians arrive in fully-equipped service trucks to provide the fastest service available. We repair all waste equipment, including vertical and horizontal balers, stationary and self-contained compactors, mini compactors, roll-off containers, cart tippers, and specialty containers.


Installation and Training

The installation and training process for trash compactors is crucial to ensure their safe and efficient operation. To begin, installation typically involves selecting an appropriate location for the compactor, ensuring it has access to power sources and proper ventilation. Once in place, a qualified technician from CARE will connect the compactor to the electrical system and, if necessary, to a waste chute or conveyor system for easy disposal. The compactor’s controls and safety features are then configured, and the machine is tested to ensure it operates correctly.

Training is a vital step in the process to ensure that both operators and maintenance personnel understand how to use and maintain the trash compactor effectively. With CARE training, operators are taught how to load the machine safely, activate the compaction cycle, and handle any potential issues that may arise during operation. Maintenance personnel receive training on routine maintenance tasks like cleaning, lubrication, and inspection, as well as more advanced troubleshooting and repair procedures. Proper training helps prevent accidents, extends the compactor’s lifespan, and maximizes its waste reduction capabilities, ultimately leading to cost savings and a more environmentally responsible waste management process.

Preventive Maintenance and Cleaning Programs

Preventive maintenance and regular cleaning are of paramount importance in maintaining the optimal functioning and longevity of compactors and chutes. By having CARE help adhering to a scheduled maintenance and cleaning regimen, potential issues and wear-and-tear can be identified and addressed before they escalate into costly breakdowns or failures.

Are you tired of dealing with malfunctioning trash compactors that disrupt your daily operations and increase your waste disposal costs? CARE’s expert repair service for trash compactors is here. Our team of highly skilled technicians is equipped with the knowledge and tools to diagnose and fix any issues quickly and efficiently. Whether it’s a problem with the electrical components, hydraulic system, or mechanical parts, we’ve got you covered. We understand the importance of minimizing downtime and ensuring your compactor operates at its best, saving you money and headaches in the long run. Trust us to get your trash compactor back in tip-top shape, so you can focus on what matters most – a smoothly running operation and cost-effective waste management. Contact us today for fast and reliable compactor repair service!


Is your building equipped with trash and linen chutes? Ensuring the safety and efficiency of these systems is essential, and that’s where our comprehensive chute inspection service comes into play. CARE’s team of experienced professionals will meticulously examine your chutes, assessing their structural integrity, fire safety measures, cleanliness, and overall functionality. Regular inspections not only guarantee compliance with safety regulations but also extend the lifespan of your chutes, preventing costly repairs down the line. Don’t compromise on the safety and hygiene of your facility; trust us to provide thorough and reliable inspections, giving you peace of mind and a smoothly functioning waste disposal solution. Contact us today to schedule your chute inspection and maintain the highest standards of safety and cleanliness in your building.


Discover the perfect financing solution for your needs! At CARE., we offer a range of flexible financing options tailored to suit your unique requirements. Whether you’re looking to lease a new compactor or rent a baler, or lease one of each. We have the resources to help you find the financial answer for your equipment needs.