This is a brand new style of aluminum can crusher. It is perhaps the easiest one to use ever built! Click on any photo for a closer look. It is designed for MAXIMUM ease of use. FIVE YEAR OLD KIDS CAN USE THIS THING! Folks with disabilities, old folks, or just plain tired folks will like the way this tool works. The leverage engineered into this can crusher makes the initial stroke about 6 times easier than it’s nearest competitor. Plus the crushing platforms are slightly tilted so that the can is held in place while crushing. The can can’t shoot out at you that way. It has a rotating handle making easy downstrokes. Plus it has a built in stop at the bottom of the stroke to save you or your little ones from getting pinched. When you lift up on the handle the can simply falls out the bottom. You don’t have to take it out! You don’t even have to touch the can again. PLUS it comes with the attractive and totally simple to use collection bin that is designed to slide into place under this unit. It holds 48 crushed cans by itself. No unsightly trashcan needed. No matter how you dress up a trashcan it’s still a trashcan. The collector snaps in or out and has a neat handle for grabbing. If you want it even has a drain hole in the bottom. This can crusher is made of super tough nylon, stainless steel, and aluminum. It won’t rust cause it is built to last. It comes with mounting hardware. It even has stainless pins for serious lastability. The unit by itself measures 19″ tall and folds up against the wall taking up very little space. The bin measures about 16″ tall and together they will go 34″ complete. 4 big bags of aluminum cans turn into one easy bag. At the current rate of 65 cents a pound, it only takes about 4 bags of crushed cans to pay for this tool. After four bags you’re on green street!