Trash compactors are somewhat common, I still know very few people that actually own one. However, most people at least have knowledge of them existing. If you don’t like the idea of wasting energy on a trash compactor, then this one might interest you. It’ll compact your trash like normal, but it manages to power itself instead of sucking away more energy.
Alright, so it’s not entirely self-powered, but at least it still compacts the trash. It requires a little bit of extra energy from you though. To work it, you just have to push down on the handle itself. It’s a happy medium between an electric trash compactor and just jamming down the trash with your bare hands. It’s made out of heavy duty stainless steel and can hold twice as much trash as your normal trashcan. You can purchase it for $139 from Uncommon Goods.