Many appliance manufacturers and retailers, such as GE Appliances and Sears Home Services, offer repair services for trash compactors purchased through them. Additionally, Appliancepro directs users to the nearest repair center for household appliances, including trash compactors.
Trash compactors work by compressing large quantities of trash into smaller loads. This is done to limit the number of times the trash must be taken out. While once characterized as smelly, as of 2015, newer models of trash compactors contain a charcoal filter meant to control odor. Newer models also address safety concerns by preventing the compactor from being opened once it has been started, preventing children from opening the appliance and injuring themselves.