Cardboard Balers

If your business uses bins or skips to dispose of your waste, our cardboard balers can reduce your waste volume by up to 85%. Baled cardboard is easier to store and transport, leading to cheaper or sometimes free collections by Recyclers.

Explore a wide variety of machine options, ranging from vertical small balers to large horizontal machines. As a leading supplier of cardboard balers in the UK with over 25 years' experience, QCR provide high quality robust equipment you can trust. 

Baler Hire

All our cardboard balers are available to hire with prices starting from only £14.91 per week (excl VAT) which includes delivery, installation, ongoing operator training and routine servicing by a Safe Contractor accredited QCR Engineer. 

If your business prefers to buy equipment rather than hire, we have new and used balers for sale at competitive prices. Our used equipment has all been fully refurbished by our team of Engineers and is supplied with a generous 12 month warranty.

Benefits of QCR's purchase and rental options

Our Small and Medium Hydraulic Cardboard Baler Range

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QCR H1 Small Cardboard Baler

Our smallest hydraulic baler ideal for both cardboard and plastic waste baling. This baler conforms to EN16500:2014 safety standards. Install inside or outside. This single phase baler needs a 13 amp socket

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  • Available for hire including free delivery, servicing and staff training
  • Refurbished equipment available - contact us for our latest deals

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QCR H3 Cardboard Baler

This medium baler has a bale-out kicker for easy operation. A sustainable waste handling solution for recyclable waste. Install inside or outside. Single phase electric baler.

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  • Available for hire including free delivery, servicing and staff training
  • Refurbished equipment available - contact us for our latest deals
  • Low height version available

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QCR H4 Medium Cardboard Baler

This Baler has the footprint of a Euro Pallet and uses single phase electrical power. It can also compact plastics making it a great dual-material waste baler.

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  • Available for hire including free delivery, servicing and staff training
  • Refurbished equipment available - contact us for our latest deals
 

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QCR H7 Medium Cardboard Baler

This Baler has an extra wide opening for larger than average boxes. This large box crusher is great for businesses who want to save money on cardboard disposal. Can also be utilised for plastic waste. Install inside or outside.

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  • Available for hire including free delivery servicing and staff training
  • Refurbished equipment available - contact us for our latest deals

 

Small and Medium Pneumatic Cardboard Balers

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QCR 102 Small Cardboard Baler

Our smallest pneumatic baler with a footprint the same size as a filing cabinet. A basic baler which is easy to operate & maintain. 

  • Optional air compressor available
  • Install inside or outside

 

 

 

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QCR 205TS Vertical Wide Cardboard Baler

This expertly refurbished baler has a large door opening for compacting big cardboard boxes. This is a pneumatic baler which can be powered by an airline or compressor. It can be installed inside or outside.

  • Optional air compressor available
  • Compact version also available

 

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QCR 305 Medium Cardboard Baler

This fully refurbished used baler has a deep chamber for loading large boxes. This no-frills pneumatic baler is powered by air from an airline or compressor. 

  • Optional air compressor available
  • Larger twin-ram version available

 

 

Mill Size and Large Cardboard Balers

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QCR 509 Large Cardboard Baler

Fully-refurbished pneumatic baler powered by your own air line or a compressor. A great all-round multi material baler able to bale cardboard, plastic and/or textiles. 

  • Optional air compressor available

 

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QCR H20 Mill Size Cardboard Baler

This is extra wide mill size baler has a powerful twin ram and sliding door for quick and efficient loading of cardboard waste. Ideal for higher waste output environments. Produces valuable mill size bales of recyclable materials.

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  • Refurbished machines frequently available

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QCR H10 Mill Size Cardboard Baler

This mill size baler is suitable for businesses with high volumes of waste. Produces mill size cardboard bales to maximise revenue potential. 3 Phase power.

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  • Refurbished machines frequently available

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QCR V50 Mill Size Cardboard Baler

This fully refurbished used mill size baler is suitable for baling cardboard, plastics and textiles into mill size bales. It offers exceptional value for high volume waste producers looking to convert waste into revenue through baling.

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  • Also available with a Sliding Door

Why Should I Use a Cardboard Baler?

  • Save Money – Reduce the number or size of DMR (dry mixed recyclable) bins or skips you pay to have collected by removing bulky cardboard from them and baling it instead. In large quantities cardboard bales can even generate rebates for your business.
  • Save Time No need for your team to spend time flattening boxes! Simply place the cardboard waste straight into the baler and let it do the flat packing for you. 

  • Save Space Our smallest cardboard baler has the same footprint as a filing cabinet but can condense approximately 2-3 of bins worth of waste. Even our larger cardboard waste balers don’t take up much more space than just 1 bin.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a Cardboard Baler?

A cardboard baler is a machine which efficiently compacts your cardboard waste into bales, making it more cost-effective to recycle as waste volume is dramatically reduced. 

2. What types of cardboard can be placed in a Baler?

Clean and dry cardboard boxes can be placed in a baler whole which is unlike traditional recycling bins or skips. All types of cardboard can be baled including corrugated cardboard, single and double walled boxes. The important thing to ensure that it is dry and not contaminated.

3. What is the difference between Cardboard Balers and Compactors?

A cardboard compactor squashes down cardboard boxes to reduce their volume. A baler works in the same way but has the added advantage of using baling wires or tape to secure the cardboard into neat bales, which are easy to stack and store prior to collection.

4. Can I sell my cardboard bales?

All our customers will be introduced to our trusted network of Cardboard Recyclers who will collect your bales and may also pay you for them if they're collected in large quantities and of the required standard. The value of a cardboard bale depends on the quality, quantity, time of year, your volumes and your location. 

5. How is a cardboard baler powered?

Within our range you can choose between an electrical baler that use hydraulics or a pneumatic baler that is powered by compressed air. To read about the differences in performance, please read our informative guide: Hydraulic or Pneumatic Baler? or contact us.

6. What type of power supply does an electric baler need?

In general, smaller balers require 13 amp single phase electric power and larger machines need a 3 phase power supply. We stock both types of electric balers in our range giving you a wide variety of options. 

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