Community Concerns

Who would’ve thought that a wheelie bin full of rubbish could be so dangerous? Well it is, especially when we use our bare hands to push the waste down. Statistics show that manual handling of wheelie bin rubbish is responsible for a significant number of hand related injuries. Our research has also shown that almost two thirds of consumers have experienced cuts, infections or some hand related injury when manually handling wheelie bin rubbish.
Whether you are an everyday household occupant, or an employee who manually handles wheelie bin rubbish, the risk of injury is overwhelming and sooner or later an injury is likely to occur.
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Injuries within the home

Everyday, Aussies suffer from some sort of injury associated with the manual handling of wheelie bin rubbish.

Potental hazards in the workplace

Work related Injuries

OH&S and WHS

Any employee who manually handles wheelie bin rubbish at work is at risk of injury. More recently business owners have implemented safety management systems around the safe manual handling of wheelie bin rubbish to avoid injury to employees.

Why take the risk?

Filling a wheelie bin with rubbish, is an everyday activity that causes countless accidents within the home and work environment. These may include a small scratch, a large laceration, or contamination through manual handling of wheelie bin rubbish. Either way, it’s a risk to community and employee safety. With any risk to community and employee safety comes the added burden of financial consequences, including medical bills and/or WorkCover claims.

Potential injuries include

  • Scratches and abrasions
  • Sprains and strains
  • Minor cuts requiring first aid
  • Puncture wounds
  • Bacterial infections from exposure to putrescent waste
  • Deep lacerations requiring attention, sutures
  • Lacerations involving nerve and/or tendon damage

Safer waste handling with Squish-It

Community risk of injury through manual handling of wheelie bin rubbish is resolved with the introduction of Squish-It. By safely using your hands and applying pressure on Squish-It, inside the top of your wheelie bin, you carefully ensure ultimate compaction with minimal risk of injuries and infections as you are not exposing bare skin to any waste surface. 
Work related OH&S and WHS risk of employee related injury is mitigated with Squish-It as it makes the manual handling of wheelie bin rubbish simple, safe and hygienic.
The risk of cuts and lacerations are minimised due to the impermeable barrier between Squish-It and the potentially dangerous waste. As you push onto Squish-It with your bare hands, you’re protected from potential injury; allowing you to safely handle wheelie bin rubbish in the workplace. The pressure applied onto Squish-It, enables a safer and more efficient way of compacting wheelie bin rubbish.

Key benefits


The Squish-It compacting device provides a safety barrier between you and the wheelie bin rubbish.


Squish-It is easy to operate and simple to train staff.


Squish-It is 100% Australian owned and manufactured.

Increased compacting efficiency

Compacting rubbish to an acceptable level with internal studies showing a compaction factor of at least 20%.

Boosts recycling capabilities

The conserved airspace through effective compaction enabling extra recyclables to be collected at any given time.

Eco-friendly & recyclable

Reducing garbage spillage onto our suburban streets that would otherwise enter our waterways endangering animals.


Innovative and sustainable waste management solution to population growth- effective, safe and recyclable, Squish-It will assist increase rubbish compaction for a rapidly growing population.

Use Squish-It compactors in your household and business wheelie bins for a simple, safe and hygienic solution, right in the palm of your hands.
Find out more about Squish-It and why it's a great solution for safer waste handling.
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