Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is a mill size baler?
A mill size baler compacts most types of cardboard waste and plastic waste into large mill size bales. Mill Size Balers operate in the same way as a other vertical cardboard balers with the only difference being the size of bale produced. A mill size baler produces large mill sized bales of recyclable material such as cardboard which can be sent straight to a Recycling Facility so they are a very efficient way of dealing with waste. This is because bales of cardboard produced by a smaller baler often need to be re-baled into larger mill sized bales before they can be processed.
2. What are the benefits of a mill size baler?
By using a mill size baler you can maximise your financial returns from your used cardboard. Recyclers pay more for mill sized bales of recyclable materials because they do not need to be re-baled after collection. Due to their size, bales from a mill size baler are more efficient to store and transport and therefore also reduce carbon footprint. We have over 20 years' experience of providing mill size waste balers for sale and hire in the UK and therefore consider ourselves to be a Mill Size Baler Specialist.
3. What types of material can be baled in a mill size baler?
Many businesses use mill sized balers for cardboard waste and plastic waste including bottles, shrink wrap, polythene and packaging. They are favoured by businesses who produce lots of waste such as large retail outlets, manufacturers, distribution centres etc.
4. Do you offer mill size baler hire UK?
All QCR's mill sized balers for cardboard waste and plastic waste are available to hire. Hiring a mill size baler is often the best option for many businesses in the UK as you get a high quality mill size baler without the burden of high capital expenditure. The surprisingly low weekly hire cost of a mill sized baler is fixed throughout the term of your agreement and includes installation, delivery, ongoing staff training. Routine Servicing and maintenance is also included in your rental price and is undertaken by our Safe Contractor accredited team of Baler Specialists. Typical mill size rental agreements are for 2, 3, 4, or 5 years however, if you'd like a machine for a shorter period get in touch.
When examining what the best mill size baler rental providers are near you, you'll be glad to hear that from our 3 workshops nationwide, QCR can offer this service to the majority of the UK.
5. What size of mill size baler do I need?
To determine what size of mill size baler you need, you first need to find out how much cardboard and/or plastic waste is generated at your site, which if you're considering this size of baler is likely to be contained in a large number of bins or skips. If you currently separate your recyclables into different bins, this will be much easier to work out as you'll be able to find this out from your Waste Collection company. If you are new to baling, we'd definitely recommend booking a free no-obligation site survey with one of our friendly team who can pop to your site and appraise the most cost-effective size of mill size baler based on your waste volumes.
6. What is the price of a Mill Size Baler?
The cost of a mill size baler depends on the model you choose. Whilst a smaller baler will be cheaper, if you have large amounts of waste a larger mill size baler is likelly to be more efficient and will generate a higher financial return for your bales. We can help you create a cost-benefit analysis to present to your organisation and also help you calculate the return on investment from a mill size baler installation. If you prefer to buy rather than hire you'll be glad to know that all mill size balers supplied by QCR have a 12 month warranty regardless of whether you choose a new or refurbished baler giving you added peace of mind that you have chosen to buy a high quality machine.
7. Do you offer Free Mill Size Baler Trials?
If following a free waste audit at your site we identify that a mill size baler would be the most suitable sized baler for your needs, we can offer you a free mill size baler trial at your site. All you need to pay for are the transportation costs and the baler wire which are refunded if you go onto purchase or hire a machine from us. Please contact us for further information about this offer as it's subject to availability and geographical restrictions also apply.
8. Do you offer mill size bale collection?
Mill size bales when collected in bulk are a valuable commodity. If you have purchased or hired one of our mill size baling machines from us, QCR can introduce you to a trusted local recycler who can collect your mill size bales and in most cases, provide you with a rebate if your mill size bales qualify in terms of quantity collected and quality of bale.