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Home Trash Compactor

I want to create a trash bin that compresses your home garbage and flattens it

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I want to create a trash bin that compresses your home garbage and flattens it. It will use soft aluminium containers instead of bags.

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Project Overview

I want to create a home trash-bin, with a mechanism that can compact/compress garbage (paper,plastic,organic. Probably not glass) into a flat disc.
Instead of trash-bags, it will have round containers made out of soft aluminium (like disposable cake-trays), that will be compressed together, or a better material (since the process of processing aluminum is energy-consuming, and polluting).
You will be able to put several of the containers inside. A compressed garbage will stay in the bottom part of the bin - so you can easily remove it.
The mechanism should be automatic.
There will also be a mechanism for spraying a disinfecting liquid (that smells good).

Current Task in Progress

Designing the main mechanism.
Creating a small prototype.

Teammates & Contributors I’m Looking For

Industrial engineers with ideas of how to accomplish this.

Where I Need the Most Help

Deciding what the mechanism will be (Hydraulic? Pneumatic? Mechanic? Something else completely?)

Why I’m Passionate About This Project

Compacted garbage is better for the environment, it is the first step for recycling it.
Instead of making daily round-trips to the garbage room, you will be able to go once every few days.

Supporting Material & Info

Note, we’re talking about a home trash-can, and not an industrial trash compactor, or something big that has to be built into your kitchen counter.

Can anyone make or design

A mechanism similar to the crushing mechanism here, but on a larger scale?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAMs99pBoHk
Imagine the object to be squashed - a round-deep aluminum tray, filled with organic garbage.
And, after the squashing is done, a hatch opens and the flattened tray drops “down under”.

PROJECT OUTLINE & PROGRESS

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  • (1) Develop the main mechanism.

A mechanism similar to the crushing mechanism here, but on a larger scale:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAMs99pBoHk
Imagine the object to be squashed - a round-deep aluminum tray, filled with organic garbage.
And, after the squashing is done, a hatch opens and the flattened tray drops “down under”.

  • (2) Create a working prototype.


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