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Why Balers are a Must for Every Business

small recycling balerEfficient waste management, sustainability and recycling are hot topics within the commercial sector because of increasing pressure from Government to meet stringent EU recycling targets, including the introduction of escalating landfill taxes and other guidelines such as ISO14001 and BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology).

For this reason, recycling and waste management have become undeniable priorities for UK businesses of all sizes. This guide will explore and explain one of the most effective solutions to the problem, which also brings a host of added benefits – baler machines.

Balers Explained

Baling machines allow businesses to efficiently sort at source, store, compact and bundle the waste streams they generate. They can be purchased, leased or hired to suit every budget, and there are a range of balers available to tackle specific materials, from plastics and paper to aluminium and wood. Additionally, there is a host of baler designs to choose from to suit your individual requirements relating to volume, size and ease of use (manual or automatic).Effectively, balers allow you to separate various waste streams and compact them into tidy bundles. They readily pay for themselves in that they bring cash savings on skips and waste transport costs, as well as earning extra revenue because recycling companies pay good money for uncontaminated recyclates, particularly plastic and paper when baled. What’s more, selling your waste to recyclers can deliver a saving of £100 per tonne compared to sending that waste to landfill. large recycling baler

Waste Streams that Balers Tackle

Many people might be surprised at just how many types of waste can be dealt with by a convenient baler:

  • Aluminium and foil i.e. tins, cans;
  • Drums and barrels;
  • Fibrous materials i.e. cotton, minerals, wood, wool;
  • Paper and cardboard,
  • Plastic packaging,
  • Plastic trays and containers,
  • Plastic PET bottles,
  • General production waste,
  • Shredder waste.
  • EPS, XPS, PSP, EPP, EPE.

While some balers handle only one specialised type of waste, other balers can handle multiple waste streams.

Benefits that Balers Bring to Businesses

Here is a summary of why balers are a must-have for almost every type of business:

  • Balers quickly pay for themselves since they bring significant cash savings on waste collection and landfill taxes.
  • The UK regulations governing the separation of waste streams to prevent cross-contamination of recyclates are becoming increasingly stricter. Balers are a perfect, fuss-free solution to ensuring your business remains compliant and steers clear of fines.
  • Recycling companies pay good money for waste streams that have been separated to prevent cross-contamination.
  • The public is increasingly attracted to companies that act responsibly in caring about the environment – compacting your waste streams and minimising the waste you send to landfill will give your business some easily won Green credentials.
  • Balers save on space – waste is stored and compacted within these useful machines, rather than cluttering up the workplace. Additionally, there are a number of baler models that are designed to take up very little space, so are ideal for small premises, with bale collections being as regular as weekly.
  • Research proves that compacted bales pose much less of a Health & Safety fire hazard – if they catch alight they burn far slower than un-compacted waste.
  • Aside from the fact that balers provide a substantial and fast Return of Investment, they can be flexibly had no matter what your budget limitations – balers can be bought brand new, refurbished at a discounted price or rented. 
  • QCR offer complete flexibility on contract terms and exchanges to different equipment during the term.

Conclusion

This guide demonstrates that baling machines are absolutely the way forward for every business because they provide a number of key advantages. Our specialists are on hand to advise you on the type of baler that will best suit the needs of your individual business, so please feel free to Contact our dedicated team for further discussion or Book a Free Waste Audit.