Cardboard Recycling Balers & Compactors
Baling waste cardboard is an easy, simple and effective way of getting rid of your cardboard recycling nightmares. QCR waste balers and compactors save your company time, money and space as well as increasing your recycling.
The biggest waste stream for the majority of businesses is cardboard. The problem with cardboard waste is the space it takes up in a bin. You are effectively filling your bin with air and so therefore wasting money on bin collections because you need more bins and more collections. If you are a business who flat packs their boxes before binning them then you are paying someone’s labour time to flatten boxes unnecessarily.
A cardboard baler saves time, money and space…
- Time – no need to spend time flattening boxes. Simply place the box straight into a baler and let it do the flat packing for you. The size of baler you need depends on the sizes of boxes you handle and the amount. With a free site survey we can tell you exactly what your requirements are. A baler can often be located closer to the source of the waste so time can be saved carrying materials out to bins.
- Money – If you are spending more than £20 per week on DMR bins then we will probably have a cheaper solution for you. Prices start from just £12.50 per week.
- Space – our smallest balers use the same footprint as a filing cabinet so can easily fit into small gaps taking up less space than a bin. Even our larger balers don’t take up much more space then just 1 bin. This means you are able to remove your bins and save space. Space which could be used for parking, dining and outside areas which would otherwise be unusable.
What is a cardboard and plastic baling machine?
Cardboard and plastic balers are modern recycling machines which allow businesses to efficiently handle their waste at the source of generation. Balers come in different sizes and can either be pneumatic or hydraulic.
Baling machines can handle both cardboard and plastic. The user inserts loose cardboard boxes or streams of plastic into the baler and the plate pushes it down. When full, the user ties the waste together, creating a bale of cardboard or plastic.
There are many advantages of turning loose cardboard and plastic into bales. Baling all this waste means businesses don’t require any cardboard or plastic recycling bins. Bins are voluminous and take up lots of space in small areas. They are also expensive to have collected and the costs are always rising. Bins also become full quickly and cardboard often has to be flat-packed in order to create as much space as possible, this takes up unnecessary labour hours. Most balers have a smaller footprint than just one 1100 litre bin so excellent space savings can be made. They can also handle whole cardboard boxes and can be located close to the source of the waste because of their size – this saves time on flat-packing and walks to the bin area. Baled material is also far easier to transport than loose waste - up to 100% of the material can be baled whereas this cannot be guaranteed with loose waste which has a tendency to overflow or blow away. This also means a baling machine is far more eco-friendly than using bins.
On average, businesses save £1,248 per year by using a baling machine over bins. Bales are collected by recyclers as opposed to waste management companies who are charging more and more for bin lifts each year. Businesses which can create and store high quality bales could also receive rebates from their recycler – we will be able to suggest the best money saving/generating options during your free site survey.
We supply cardboard and plastic balers from leading manufacturers and the range we supply is huge. From small up to horizontal size balers, there will always be a choice for any business that wants to save money, space and time on waste.