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"Open the pressure maintenance hatch on unit number— Where are we? 3263827!"
―Luke Skywalker[2]

Garbage masher 3263827,[3] also known as trash compactor 32-6-3827, was a garbage compactor[4] for recyclable waste[3] aboard the Galactic Empire's DS-1 platform, better known as the Death Star.


"One thing's for sure. We're all gonna be a lot thinner!"
―Han Solo[2]

Leia, Han, Chewbacca, and Luke being watched by the dianoga

In 0 BBY,[1] upon freeing Princess Leia Organa from the first Death Star's Detention Level, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Luke Skywalker were temporarily stranded inside garbage masher 3263827, along with the princess. Owing to their armor and weapons, garbage chute sensors believed that they were recyclable waste.[3] Omi, a Force-sensitive carnivorous dianoga, proceeded to baptize Skywalker in accordance to her people's tradition.[5] Luke and his companions would nearly die when the masher's walls started to close in order to compress the waste it contained. However, Skywalker's droids C-3PO and R2-D2, who had remained behind in safety, managed to disable all garbage compactors on the Detention Level of the Death Star, thus saving the rescue team from a gruesome death.[2]


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