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.

Waste Technology Division Overview

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 a solid reputation in the industry 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

Upcoming Events

PSATS 95th Annual Educational Conference & Trade Show

PSATS 95th Annual Educational Conference & Trade Show

Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors
April 23-25, 2017 - Hershey, PA

The PSATS Annual Conference offers an unparalleled training and networking opportunity for township officials and employees, as well as the biggest municipal trade show of its kind in Pennsylvania.

WasteExpo 2017

WasteExpo 2017

A Event by Waste360
May 9-11, 2017 - New Orleans, LA

Where do ...waste and recycling leaders find inspiration? ...the best minds in the waste, recycling and organics industry look for innovation? ...experts in the business turn for guidance? WasteExpo of course!


Detachable Container Association
Federation of New York Solid Waste Association
Los Angeles County Disposal Association
Montana Solid Waste Contractors

WasteExpo 2017 Wrap-Up

View photo galleries and videos from the 2017 WasteExpo in New Orleans, LA

WasteExpo 2017 Wrap-Up
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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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