The O'Keefe Group, Inc.
The TrashMinder 150MS Fullness Management System provides the ultimate in control and reduction of compactor container pick-up frequency. The resulting substantial savings will amaze you!

TrashMinder accurately and automatically determines when a compaction container is ready for pick-up and automatically sends a pick-up request to a personal computer. Management reports are generated automatically or manually, as needed.
Unit of Measure


AC Voltage

N/A 120 V


N/A 60 Hz


N/A 20 W


N/A 1/2 A



Operation Temperature

N/A -40 to +140 ºF-40 to +60 ºC


N/A NEMA 4 weatherproof, 14 (1.9 mm) gauge steel, hasp for locking

Enclosure Width

N/A 11 in279 mm

Enclosure Height

N/A 13 1/2 in343 mm

Enclosure Depth

N/A 6 in152 mm

Features & Benefits

Features and Benefits

  • Using a patented process of electronically monitoring a compactor's container activity, TrashMinder automatically reports container fullness levels to a PC. Monitor automatically sends"“Full" and "Empty" container status reports.
  • Eliminates pick-ups of partially filled containers.
  • Eliminates employee on-site involvement in checking and reporting on container fullness levels.
  • The unique System intelligence eliminates false “Full” readings caused by jams and other temporary pressure surges.
  • Redial feature makes sure call gets through.
  • Changes in compactor usage due to seasonal activity and holidays are no longer a concern.
  • Timely pick-ups assure a cleaner, safer work environment.

Standard System Features


  • TrashMinder Model 150MS Monitor. One TrashMinder 150MS Monitor is required for each compactor and is installed at the waste compactor site. The Monitor operates in conjunction with the TrashMinder System Software Program. TrashMinder is retrofittable to most new or existing compactors.
  • Digital pressure transducer with snubber.
  • Built-in board level modems.
  • Built-in RS232 port for on-site communication.
  • Programmable spare inputs and outputs.
  • Power filter with surge protection.
  • On-board LED status lights.
  • Non-volatile memory prevents data loss during power interruption or extended power loss.

General Description


  • Links TrashMinder Monitor to a computer. Communicates with 1, or hundreds of Monitors.
  • On-demand and automatic reports provide a variety of management information, including pick-up dates and costing information.
  • Contains diagnostic capabilities for operation of Monitors and compactors.
  • Users can request and receive a fullness level status report at any time.
  • Programmable "Full" pick-up level for each compactor, allows for differences in hauler's response time.

Communication & Equipment Requirements

Communication and Equipment Requirements

  • Phone: Standard business line.
  • Computer: IBM compatible - 386 or higher; 50 MB free hard disk space and 1 MB extended memory.
  • 3 1/2 or 5 1/4 floppy drive.
  • Minimum 640 K RAM.
  • MS DOS version 5.0 or higher.
  • Color VGA Monitor.
  • Printer: 80 column standard.



  • Automated "pick-up" request sent to a Fax machine.
  • Automated "pick-up" request to a Pager.
  • Compactor Diagnostic Maintenance Modules:
    Monitors compactor hydraulic system;
    Automatically notifies need for service;
    Monitors oil level and temperature.
  • On-Site Indicator Light to advise that a "full" message has been sent.
  • Phone Line Splitter System to enable a single phone line to communicate with up to 5 TrashMinder Monitors.


N/A Specifications are subject to change without notice in order to accommodate improvements to the equipment. Pictures in this literature are illustrative only. Products must be used with safe practice and in accordance with said regulations and standards.