Garbage Compactor 3263827

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

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 scenesEdit

Feeling the Squeeze

Luke being attacked by the dianogo in the Death Star garbage masher.

Scenes like this one are 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 II: Jedi Outcast.

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

In the 1981 Star Wars Radio Drama, the Garbage Compactor is incorrectly numbered 326827.


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