Bin lifts are available on Gradeall static waste compactors. In different configurations to suit different types of bins. We are industry-leading manufacturers of waste management machinery and our range of static and portable compactors are supplied to customers across the world. 

Operational adaptations such as the bin lift functionality place us at the forefront of innovative manufacturing in waste management solutions. Check out the different configurations below that can be tailored to suit your operational needs.


Trunnion lift

The bin is lifted via its side-mounted trunnions.

Trunnion bin lifts are best used on heavy 1100 litre wheelie bins, the trunnions on these bins are designed to support the weight of the bin and its contents. The weighted hooks on the trunnion bin lift automatically lock the bin into the bin lift as it tips ensuring that waste is deposited into the compactor and that the bin itself returns safely to the ground.

Trunnion bin lift

Comb lift

The bin lift features a hydraulic comb lift which clamps along the edge of the bin using a comb clamp.

Comb lifts are ideal for bins smaller than 1100 litres. The comb clamps on the edge around the bin which prevents it from falling into the compactor when tipped upwards. It is not recommended to lift extremely heavy bins using a comb lift as it can cause damage to the bin itself.

Comb Bin Lift

Trunnion & Comb combination lift

Comb Trunnion bin lift

Bin lifts are available with either option on their own but it also possible to have a bin lift that features both comb and trunnion lift facility making it much more versatile in the range of bins it can lift.

Dolav Bin Lift

Available also is a Dolav bin lift where there is a need to deposit waste held in plastic Dolav bin/pallet box. Our Dolav bin lifts are designed to allow a forklift to slide the bin into position. The bin lift then allows the contents to be deposited into the waste compactor, extra wide chutes are fitted to the Dolav bin lifts as these bins typically contain wet wastes.

Dolav Bin Lift, Pallet Box Bin Lift

Another option we offer is a dolav bin insert to allow a conventional trunnion bin lift to accept a dolav bin:

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Dolav bin, dolav, box bin, dolav bin lift, bin lifter


Safety cages are supplied with all bin lift systems to prevent operators from coming close to the moving bin lift mechanism. The door, or doors (if specified) are magnetically interlocked to prevent the compactor and bin lift operating if a door is opened.

The bin lift can be positioned to feed the G90 from either the left or right side of the machine. As sites differ from each other we offer a range of bin lift cages to suit different site layouts;

  • Door on front, centre or back of the cage
  • Left or right-hand hinge mounting
  • Single or double door

Remote control panels can be fitted to bin lift safety cages which provide extra convenience to operating the compactors.

The illustration below gives an idea of how many possible cage options are available.


This is why a site audit is carried out to determine the most suitable configuration. A full 3D CAD model and sales drawing will be provided at the time of quotation and will show the compactor and cage sitting beside any features present on the site to show how space is used.


If obstacles are present on site that would make it less convenient to access the main control panel it is possible to fit a remote panel onto the safety cage for further convenience. The remote panel offers the same functions as the main control panel and is fitted in a steel vandal proof lockable enclosure, it can also be equipped with an electronic code to prevent unauthorised access.

A safety cage is essential to accompany all bin lifts as it keeps people away from the moving parts of the bin lift. The cage, like the bin lift itself, can be positioned on the left or right side of the machine. However, to accommodate the needs of different sites it is possible to choose from a number of different door configurations for the safety cage.

Static bin lift cage

There are 14 different possible options

Bin lift on left side of machine

  1. Left hand, side loading cage, front hinge
  2. Left hand, side loading cage, rear hinge
  3. Left hand, side loading cage, double doors
  4. Left hand, rear loading cage, left hinge
  5. Left hand, rear loading cage, right hinge
  6. Left hand, front loading cage, left hinge
  7. Left hand, front loading cage, right hinge
  8. Right hand, side loading cage, front hinge
  9. Right hand, side loading cage, rear hinge
  10. Right hand, side loading cage, double doors
  11. Right hand, rear loading cage, left hinge
  12. Right hand, rear loading cage, right hinge
  13. Right hand, front loading cage, left hinge
  14. Right hand, front loading cage, right hinge

Deck loading bin lift options

The previously mentioned bin lift systems are ground loading, it is also possible to fit the bin lift on the deck of the compactor, this is done to suit specific site requirements such as split level heights, or council amenity sites.

  • Deck load bin lift with right hinge door
  • Deck load bin lift with left hinge door

The power unit and control panel is moved to suit the feed location of the safety cage, available as an option is a remote control panel which provides the operation of the compactor and bin lift in a control panel mounted close to the door opening of the safety cage.

Benefits of Bin Lift Functionality 

Bin lift functionality on a static compactor provides immense benefits for those operating a waste management system. With the Static Compactor Bin Lift, your business will benefit from:

Increased productivity

Bin lift functionality improves productivity within the workplace. The high-performing bin lift machine means that workers spend less time lifting loads of waste into waste compactors and more time completing other tasks. 

Eases the burden on workers

The bin lift adaption also eases the physical burden placed on your workforce. They are protected from potential injuries that heavy lifting may cause, leaving the machine to complete the heavy-lifting tasks. 

Easy-to-use functionality

The Static Compactor Bin Lift has also been designed with easy-to-use functionality, whilst still protecting your employees from potential harm. The mechanics of the machine complete the lifting manoeuvre in a controlled manner, removing the risk of falling waste debris and potential leaks from wet waste. 

Bin lift repair

At Gradeall, we have an extensive range of spare parts available for those who may require a repair on their Gradeall bin lift. We know the impact that faulty or broken machinery can have on a waste management system, and we strive to ensure that your operation surfers minimal downtime. 

Gradeall machinery is built to last and with proper care and routine maintenance, you can benefit from its durable and robust design. 

Full range of compactors bins

The bin lift functionality is another operational extra to our established range of compactor bins. We aim to provide a range of machinery adaptations in order to meet the unique needs of your waste management process. 

Check out our full range of static compactors that are easily integrated into your operation. We also provide a range of portable compactors for businesses that need to manage waste across different locations.