Papas Vintage Photo 1978

About Us

Papas is a manufacturer of waste handling equipment specialising in Hook Lifts, Front Loaders, Rear Loaders and On-Site Stationary and Portable Compactors. 

Our facilities in South Australia and Victoria supply our mobile and static equipment solutions nationally, and our comprehensive range of equipment is available for both sale and hire and is backed by 24/7 service support.

With over 40 years of experience, we have a reputation for high quality workmanship, having contracted for some of the leaders in the waste industry. Our customers include Cleanaway, Veolia, Suez, Remondis, Bettatrans, OneSteel, Orora and Kartaway Mini Skips, as well as councils and governments throughout Australia.


Brothers Chris and Mike Papas started out small, manufacturing road transport equipment with the occasional call for waste handlers. With the waste industry‚Äôs rapid growth and subsequent demand for waste equipment, Papas Waste Equipment was formed.

Over the past 40 years, Papas has become a well-established waste equipment manufacturer, recognised for its innovation and expertise in delivering premium-quality products.

Today Chris as General Manager and Mike as Production Manager maintain a strong focus on their business, built on a reputation of Quality, Service and Performance.