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BROAN Trash Compactors: One Smart and Easy Way to Green up the Home

HARTFORD, Wis., February 8, 2012 As homeowners become more environmentally conscious, they are looking for ways to update the home to make their lives easier and more eco-friendly. BROAN® offers a full line of trash compactors that reduce the volume of trash produced, compacting up to six 13-gallon trash bags into one. Homeowners can eliminate multiple trips to the curb or garage while reducing their footprint in landfills.

"Now available with new easy-to-use features and accessories, BROAN Trash Compactors provide a cost savings for consumers who pay by the load, and they reduce transportation costs for the garbage collection companies," says Richard Palmersheim, Group VP Marketing, BROAN.

According to a report conducted by the EPA, Americans generated approximately 254 million tons of trash in 2007 – 4.62 pounds per person per day. By installing a trash compactor, one can reduce the volume of trash produced to lessen the load on landfills.

Available for the kitchen, pantry, closet, garage or any room where there is a buildup of trash, the BROAN 15-inch Trash Compactor can be built into new or existing cabinetry or be free-standing. The stand-alone trash compactor is an easy project to make any room of the home more eco-friendly in minutes.

Broan Trash CompactorsAdditional unique features of the BROAN Trash Compactors include the following:

  • Six-month, auto or manual advance, odor-neutralizing control system with disc change indicator



  • ¾ horsepower motor with 3,000 pounds of continual force – the strongest in the industry


  • Easy-to-clean, removable, dishwasher-safe compacting plate with antimicrobial agent on BROAN Elite XE models only


  • Child lock with removable key


  • Fingerprint-resistant finishes on top and sides, and six door finishes – White, Black, Stainless Steel Flat, Stainless Steel Arched, Wood Trim Pan and Tile Trim Pan


  • Toe Kick Kit for free-standing installations with optional hard-maple cutting board


To learn more about BROAN trash compactors and other BROAN products, visit



BROAN® is a registered trademark of Broan-NuTone LLC, North America's leading manufacturer and distributor of residential ventilation products including range hoods, ventilation fans, heater/fan/light combination units, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Fresh Air Systems, built-in heaters, whole-house fans, attic ventilators and trash compactors. NuTone® is a registered trademark of Broan-NuTone LLC, North America’s leading manufacturer and distributor of residential built-in convenience products including door chimes, central vacuum systems, ceiling fans, stereo intercom systems, home theater speakers, medicine cabinets, ironing centers and ventilation fans.  Broan-NuTone is proud to be an ENERGY STAR® partner.

For more information about the full line of Broan-NuTone products, call 800-558-1711 (BROAN), 888-336-3948 (NuTone), write Broan-NuTone, 926 W. State Street, Hartford, WI 53027 U.S.A. or visit or