Industrial Can Crusher & Drum Recycling Equipment

QCR can reduce your can and drum waste costs with our range of Can & Drum Recycling Equipment which is available for hire or purchase. If all your empty cans or drums are going into bins then you probably find that they fill up quickly and are costly to have emptied. Due to current legislation, all UK businesses must try to keep their business waste to a minimum and our range of Drum & Can Recycling Equipment can help with this.

Benefits of using a Commercial Can or Drum Crusher

QCR’s high quality and reliable robust crushing equipment can easily and safely reduce cans and drum volumes by up to 90%. Your business will benefit from:

  • Reduce the number of bins/skips needed on site
  • Stop you paying to dispose of air in an uncrushed can/drum
  • Improve your carbon footprint and boost sustainability
  • Protect you from landfill tax rises
  • Offer potential for rebates for crushed cans & drums


Short Term Hire, Long Term Hire or Puchase Options Available - Contact us for more information



QCR CP30A Pneumatic Can Crusher

This heavy duty paint pnuematic can crusher can flatten metal cans up to 30 litres, decreasing their volume and reducing costs of hazadous waste disposal.

Materials Compacted: This machine can crush 30L paint cans, oil tins, pails, buckets up to 30 litres

Volume Reduction: Reduces can volumes by up to 90%

Special Features: Drain plug drains any excess residue from crushed cans

Recommended For: Automotive Businesses & Manufacturers

  • Heavy Duty Air Powered Paint Can Crusher Hire includes free delivery, installation, servicing and operator training (some geographical restrictions apply)
  • Heavy Duty Air Powered Paint Can Crushers For Sale with a 1 year warranty
  • Try before you buy! Simply book a Free No-Obligation Visit from one of our nationwide team



QCR 101 Used Paint Can Crusher

This used air powered paint can crusher provides excellent value for money. Having no electrical parts, this freestanding used paint can compactor is easy to operate and maintain. Fully refurbished by our expert team and supplied with a 12 month machine warranty.

Materials Compacted: Compacts paint cans up to 30 litres in size

Volume Reduction: Reduces paint can size by up to 90%

Special Features: Can be located inside or outside

  • Used Oil Tin Crusher sold with a warranty for extra buyer reassurance
  • Limited stock! Contact us for our latest pricing and machine availability as these low price paint can crushers are a popular choice with 



QCR CP30H Hydraulic Can Crusher

This heavy duty hydraulic paint can crusher with up to 4 tonnes of crushing force can reduce the cost of waste collection. This freestanding can crusher can be positioned over a bin to maximise waste crushing efficiency at the workplace by reducing waste handling.

Materials Compacted: Paint cans, oil tins, pails, buckets up to 30L 

Volume Reduction: Up to 5:1 compaction ratio

Special Features: Bin fits underneath the crusher. Liquid Filter. Expels empty cans.

Recommended For: Automotive Businesses & Manufacturers

  • Heavy Duty Paint Can Crusher Hire includes free machine delivery, installation, routine servicing and user training (some geographical restrictions apply)
  • Heavy Duty Paint Can Crushers For Sale includes 12 month machine warranty



QCR CP30HDXL Hydraulic Steel Can Crusher

This heavy duty hydraulic steel can crusher with up to 8 tonnes of crushing force can compact steel cans up to 30 litres in size, small drums and large oil filters. The crushed waste is expelled from the rear of the machine. The height of this machine enables you to place a bin underneath it.

Materials Compacted: Paint cans, oil tins, pails, buckets up to 30L in size

Volume Reduction: Up to 5:1 compaction ratio

Special Features: Waste liquid extraction point to capture any residue

Recommended For: Automotive Businesses & Manufacturers

  • Commercial Paint Can Crusher Hire including free machine delivery, installation, servicing and user training (some geographical restrictions apply)
  • Commercial Paint Can Crushers For Sale includes 12 month machine warranty



QCR Hydraulic Drum Crusher

This heavy duty hydraulic 207L (45 gallon) waste drum crusher can crush all types of empty steel drums. This metal drum compactor can deliver considerable waste disposal cost savings.

Materials Compacted: This crusher can crush waste drums up to 207 litres or 45 gallons

Volume Reduction: Up to 6:1 compaction ratio

Special Features: 35 litre oil collection tray

Recommended For: Agricultural, Automotive & Manufacturing Businesses

  • Heavy Duty Drum Crusher Hire including free machine delivery, installation, routine servicing and user training (some geographical restrictions apply)
  • Heavy Duty Drum Crushers For Sale includes 12 months warranty



QCR H3 Bulk Aluminium Can Baler

This Commercial Aluminium Multi-Can Baler makes light work of crushing aluminium cans in bulk. It can also crush and bale PET plastic bottles making it a great solution for bottle and can waste disposal. 568ml can crushing equipment can free up valuable space in your recycling bins by baling can waste into bales.

Materials Compacted: Aluminium Cans or PET Plastic Bottles

Volume Reduction: Up to 90% compaction

Special Features: Dropdown door for easy loading & small footprint

Recommended For: Hospitality Businesses & Manufacturers

  • Industrial Aluminium Can Baler Hire including free machine delivery, installation, machine routine servicing and user training (some geographical restrictions apply)
  • Industrial Aluminium Can Balers For Sale supplied with 12 months warranty


Frequently Asked Questions

1. How does a Paint Can Crusher work?

Paint Can Crushers contain a reinforced metal plate (also called a pressing plate) which is powered down by a piston to crush your paint cans. Paint Can Crushers crush empty cans to a fraction of their original size therefore dramatically reducing costs of disposal and storage space required.

2. How much does a Pneumatic Can Crusher cost?

QCR supply both pnuematic and hydraulic can compacting machines for hire and purchase. The cost of a commerical can crusher cost depends on which model you choose and the length of your contract. Prices start from approximately £20 per week (ex VAT) which includes installation by our SafeContrator accredited team, free ongoing staff training and routine machine servicing. If you prefer to buy your crushing equipment, all our Can Compactors have a 12 month warranty if installed at a UK address. This comprehensive warranty includes parts, labour and call out charges.

3. What type of Recycling Equipment can crush waste drums?

QCR supply heavy duty steel drum compacting equipment for hire or purchase, which are powerful enough to compact oil drums up to 207l or 45 gallons. These machines can be used as barrel crushers, barrel presses or compactors for 45 gallon (207L) steel drums. The included oil collection tray ensures clean and safe operation. Metal drum compacting equipment supplied by QCR can help your business to handle waste more sustainably and reduce disposal costs.

4. What are the environmental benefits of Can Compacting Equipment?

With less waste cans heading to landfill, a much tidier waste area and fewer bin collections from high emitting waste lorries, your green credentials will rise considerably from using a Commercial Can Compactor.

5. Can you hire drum crushing Equipment from QCR?

Our heavy-duty industrial drum crushing equipment is available to hire on a short or long term basis in the UK (some geographical restrictions apply). Since we were established over 25 years ago, we've supplied this equipment to car garages, food manufacturers, agricultural businesses, hospitality businesses, hospitals, manufacturers and businesses who manufacturer and use paint to crush their empty drum waste. Our Drum Compactor rental service includes free delivery, free installation, free training and free routine servicing of your machine by our SafeContractor accredited team. In addition to these benefits there are many more including the option to upgrade or downgrade your machine mid-contact with no penalty. Please visit our dedicated Rental Services page.

6. What is your most popular Pnuematic Can Crushing Machine?

Our most popular air-powered can crushing machine is the QCR CP30A which can be powered by your own air (or we can supply a compressor) and is able to reduce metal can volumes by up to 90%. It's very easy to use and can be used to crush paint tins, small paint drums and paint cans of up to 30L in size.

7. Can you use a Can Crusher if there is oil or paint left in the tin?

Yes, these Industrial Can Crushers have liquid filters to drain any oil or paint which can then be recycled separately: 

8. Tell me about QCR's Aftersales Care when purchasing or hiring a compactor?

QCR always aim to deliver high levels of aftersales support to all our customers. When exploring who the best can crusher rental near you, you'll be pleased to find out that from our three regional centres in the UK, QCR can provide can/drum compactor rental options to the majority of the UK. In addition to this when choosing to work with us you can expect:

  • We are a leading UK provider of can & drum rental services with over 25 years' experience of offering this type of equipment
  • Free introduction to our trusted network of metal recyclers throughout the UK or you can continue to use your own Waste Collection Firm
  • Free training certification, method statements and risk assesments for your can/drum compacting equipment
  • If you have purchased your equipment, you can extend the original period of cover by purchasing a Service Agreement from us
  • Support from our knowledgeable and accredited team who have been awarded Safe Contractor status due to our excellence in health & safety