SSI SCHAEFER is one of the most respected and innovative manufacturers and distributors of Waste Technology Products in the world serving municipalities, government agencies and private haulers.

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25 years ago, Shaefer established their footprint in North America. We started manufacturing in Charlotte, NC and expanded to a second plant in Lodi, CA. Schaefer has an incredible reputation in the idustry for quality products, innovative solutions, reliable service, and good people.


SSI SCHAEFER offers the most technologically advanced waste carts on the market, featuring WISTAR® Technology, the latest solution for waste cart management. SSI SCHAEFER’s RFID-enabled waste carts provide real-time managed assembly & distribution, GPS location, revenue audits, online reports and inventory management.

Our manufacturing plants located in Charlotte, NC and Lodi, CA contain injection molding machines and hot stamping machines capable of producing over 2 million roll-out waste carts annually. State-of-the-art computers control the production of our waste carts 24 hours a day during all phases of production. SSI SCHAEFER's manufacturing operations are ISO-9001 certified, guaranteeing consistent quality every time.

We are committed to create mutually beneficial long-term relations with our customers, our suppliers, our employees and our communities and environment. To find out more about SSI SCHAEFER Waste Technology Division or to speak with one of our Waste Division Technology Experts, please call 704.944.4500 or email

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WasteExpo 2015

WasteExpo 2016

A Event by Waste360
June 7-9, 2016 - Las Vegas, NV

Let's do this. Head to Vegas with 13,000 industry peers. Touch the latest products. Try new technologies. Learn from the resident experts in waste, recycling and organics. Make connections that will last a lifetime. Network like crazy. Do business. Increase department efficiencies.


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SSI SCHAEFER Awarded Sustainability Partnership Game Changer Award by the National Waste & Recycling Association

The first "Sustainability Partnership Game Changer Award" was granted to SSI SCHAEFER on Thursday, September 10, 2015 by the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) at the Waste360 Recycling Summit in Chicago.

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