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Garbage Compactor 3263827
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Death Star I


Galactic Empire

"What an incredible smell you've discovered!"
Han Solo

Garbage Compactor 3263827 was a garbage compactor on the first Death Star where Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Princess Leia Organa were temporarily stranded after freeing Organa from Detention Block AA 23 in 0 BBY. "3263827" was a hatch number.

The magnetically sealed facility was infested by a dianoga creature, which was placed there to exterminate vermin. The dianoga grabbed Skywalker's legs and pulled him down under the liquid. The Rebels were soon released from the garbage compactor when R2-D2 disabled all garbage compactors on the detention level of the Death Star, on orders by Luke Skywalker.

It was a compactor of recyclable waste. It was destroyed when the Alliance attack on the battlestation succeeded.


Behind the scenes

Scenes like this one is an example of one of George Lucas's ongoing themes in which the main characters go from one bad situation (shootout in detention area) to an even worse situation (stuck in closing garbage compactor).

In the A New Hope novel and Star Wars 4: In Battle with Darth Vader, this Garbage Compactor is incorrectly numbered as 366117891.

A garbage compactor similar to this appears in the multiplayer map "Death Star" in Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Outcast.

A garbage compactor is also found in the "Death Star" map in Star Wars: Battlefront II.


  • Star Wars Journal: The Fight for Justice
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope novel (First appearance)
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Star Wars 4: In Battle with Darth Vader
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II

Non-canon appearances

  • LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (Multiplayer only)


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