Waste handling equipment operates in a tough environment with unique fire hazards. Hydraulic oil leaks and trash accumulation can ignite quickly, engulfing expensive machines in flames in a matter of minutes. An onboard fire suppression system provides a prompt response to vehicle fire, knocking down engine and trash fires quickly to reduce equipment damage.

Trash Compactor in Landfill with Fire Protection

The Impacts of Downed Waste Handling Equipment

The waste handling working environment is especially tough on machinery and equipment. Trash compactors, dozers, wheel loaders, excavators and refuse haulers are significant investments that, when out of order, are difficult and expensive to replace. An out of order piece of heavy machinery can threaten to halt or slow operations. While a fire suppression system can’t promise to stop the risk of fire, it can significantly limit the potential for equipment loss, saving you money in the long run.

Waste Management Equipment with Fire Suppression System for Prompt Response to Trash Fires
A compactor moving garbage on a landfill waste site
Waste Handling Equipment with Fire Suppression System


Trash Compactor in Landfill with Fire Protection


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Protecting Landfill Stations Across the Nation

AFEX has numerous landfill and transfer station customers across the Americas, including:

  • Waste Management
  • Waste Industries
  • Republic Services
  • Onyx
  • Allied Waste

Waste Management Fire Suppression System Features

  • Dual agent systems for reliable, dependable fire suppression
  • Control panels for audible and visual alarms in event of fire
  • Engine shutdown package to limit fire intensity
  • Advanced vehicle connectivity for remote fleet management
  • Dealer installed options
  • Expert support and training
  • Third-party tested and approved by FM HDME, Activfire and CE


Aljon, Solid Waste Equipment Manufacturer, Selects AFEX Fire Suppression Systems for Client Safety


Aljon wanted to add fire suppression systems as a factory offering for their landfill compactors. The criteria? A high quality product, strong after-sales support, and experience. After reviewing their options and several internal discussions, Aljon decided to partner with AFEX Fire Suppression Systems.

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