trash compactor

noun

: a machine that presses trash together

Examples of trash compactor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Image: Mill An intriguing solution to the huge food waste problem in America, Mill is a glorified trash compactor / composter. Jennifer Pattison Tuohy, The Verge, 6 Mar. 2024 Ten minors on staff were allowed to operate a deep fryer, oven and use a trash compactor — all federal violations. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 26 July 2023 According to the release, all seven children were allowed to operate a manual deep fryer and oven, and two of the seven were allowed to operate a trash compactor. Kate Perez, USA TODAY, 25 July 2023 On the first of the month, two members of the mostly Black Local 1733 of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees were crushed to death in the faulty trash compactor of their own garbage truck. Clarence B. Jones, The New Yorker, 18 July 2023 Just minutes later, at 4:40 p.m., a maintenance worker checked the trash compactor, which had become jammed. Bradley Davis, NBC News, 10 July 2023 Evidence gathered from the Walshes' home, a transfer station's trash compactor, and surveillance footage has shifted investigators' focus from a missing person search to the possibility that Ana Walshe was killed. Rachel Schilke, Washington Examiner, 16 Jan. 2023 The Labor Department said the Hendersonville Chick-fil-A allowed three workers under the age of 18 to operate a trash compactor, in violation of federal child-labor regulations that prohibit employing minors to perform hazardous jobs. Dean Hensley, USA TODAY, 26 Dec. 2022 According to the statement, three workers under the age of 18 were allowed to operate, load or unload a trash compactor, in violation of federal child labor regulations that prohibit employing minors to perform hazardous jobs. Steve Mollman, Fortune, 22 Dec. 2022

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“Trash compactor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trash%20compactor. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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