The National Bulk Equipment ProductSaver product recovery system reclaims contents for residual resale, reuse or efficient disposal. It provides automated, controlled removal of free-flowing liquids or flow-resistant wet contents from their packaging. The system combines package in-feed, package opening, and contents and package separation into a single-stream product recovery sequence; break-pack or razor-knife steps are not necessary. Package opening occurs within the compression screw press featuring specially pitched stainless steel screw flights that draw packages from the infeed chute into the compression sequence. The screw flights are edge-finished to open packages and accelerate material release prior to compression action.