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What is a Recycling Baler?

Recycling balers are used to compact waste in order for it to be transported more effectively and make you money.

Transportation costs can mount up when recycling and can mean the difference between businesses generating a rebate from their recycling materials and having to pay for a waste management company to take them away.

Balers are generally made of steel with a hydraulic ram to compress the waste.

What Materials Can Go Into Balers?

Balers commonly compact recylables such as aluminum, cardboard, paper, and plastic.


What are the advantages of a baler?

There are many advantages to balers:

  • Reduction in waste disposal costs (landfill tax increased to £72 on 1st April 2013)
  • Less time spent on waste management
  • Tidier work environment and reduced fire hazard
  • Revenue can be generated from saleable bale products

What types of baler are there?

There are two main types of baler: vertical & horizontal. Vertical balers commonly bale waste from 50 – 600kg.

Vertical balers can save labour as, for example, businesses need to spend less time breaking down cardboard boxes.

Horizontal balers tend to be larger and are often able to work continuously & automatically. Many are fed by a chute or conveyor.

Written by Andrew Wheat

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