Manufacturer of Recycling Trailers

Custom Designs

All of our trailers are custom built to meet our customers needs.  Our engineers know the processes needed to make a functional trailer.  We have salesmen that know the options available and will get you the trailer or container to best fit your needs.

In House Financing

Take advantage of Seasonal Payment Options and No Down Payments!  We offer financing to help you get the equipment you need.

Wraps & Decals

Our design staff can work with you to create decals or wraps that will best fit your needs.  We have a vinyl printer and cutter that makes almost any idea a reality.

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Take advantage of Seasonal Payment Options and No Down Payments!  We offer financing to help you get the equipment you need.

Opening its doors in 1990, Pro-Tainer’s objective was to serve the refuse disposal and recycling industry with products that were affordable, well-made, and versatile. Within two years, Pro-Tainer had become a viable force in the industry. By consistently establishing high quality standards and expanding the product line, they have maintained their lead. Pro-Tainer products are all federally approved and available on DOD and GSA contracts.

On October 15, 1996, the sixth year of business, Pro-Tainer, Inc. was honored statewide as one of Minnesota’s leading new industries. By maintaining their commitment to product quality and customer service, Pro-Tainer, Inc. promises to be a leader for many years to come.

On October 1, 2001, Pro-Tainer, Inc. moved its manufacturing facility to a new location in the Alexandria Industrial Park providing employees with a state of the art working environment along with new sandblasting and paint booths. Shane and Shaynen Schmidt, the company’s owners, are dedicated to employee team structures. This guarantees customer satisfaction and quality product lines.

In July 2005, Pro-Tainer Inc. added an exciting new addition at the ownership level with Shaynen Schmidt (son of Shane) joining Shane as Vice-President. This father-son team has many new ideas to add to Pro-Tainer equipment for yet another generation. Pro-Tainer Inc. still values customer satisfaction and quality product lines as it says: At Pro-Tainer, it’s not what you haul… It’s How You Haul It!

On January 6, 2009 Pro-Tainer Inc. acquired Geneva Recycling Products expanding their current market and product line. Along with refuse and recycling equipment Pro-Tainer will offer a line of Tow-A-Toilets.

Shane & Shaynen Schmidt, Owners

Left to Right: Shane & Shaynen Schmidt, Owners

P.O. Box 427
1301 36th Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308


We Offer In-House Financing!


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I’d like to sincerely thank you for your extremely friendly service. You were extremely patient despite my constant questions. Pro-tainer is such a great company. There is no question y’all deliver the best quality products on the market. In fact, every time I go somewhere with my trailer I have people come up to me and ask where I got my trailer. Even people who know nothing about the disposal business are astounded at how well my trailer is built and how great it looks. When I dump it, people are dumbfounded when I simply use a remote control to operate everything. 

The best thing about my decision to go with you is your customer service. Y’all worked with me to help me achieve my dream of starting my own business and have greatly improved my quality of life. I will be a lifetime customer and hope to send Pro-Tainer all the business I can. Thank y’all so much for being a truly American company that builds equipment with pride. 

USCG, Oakton VA

USCG, Oakton VA


Call Pro-Tainer Recycling Trailers Today at 320-763-7550 or toll free at 1-800-248-7761