Cardboard Baler: Rental or Purchase?

8th Dec 2021

Baling your recyclable waste is a great way for your business to show a commitment to being an eco-friendly business, show environmental responsibility, and also help to save yourself some money in the disposal of your commercial waste.

A baler can be used for several different recyclable materials including paper and cardboard, plastic, and metal. For many businesses, however, cardboard makes up the majority of their recyclable waste. When a waste baler is used for cardboard, the material is put into the machine, which then compresses it into the form of a block – or bale. This is then bound together so that it keeps its shape. This block can then be easily and neatly stored until the waste recycling company picks it up.

These blocks are then taken to a cardboard recycling plant where the cardboard is cleaned, pulped, and recycled into cardboard which can then be used again.

There are several reasons why a cardboard baler can be a great option for your business if you produce an amount of cardboard waste:

  • It can help you to save space in the workplace
  • By compacting your cardboard waste, you can reduce the frequency of recycled waste collections – or the amount of space that is needed
  • It means less time dealing with packaging and other cardboard waste
  • It makes the transportation of cardboard waste easier and quicker
  • It shows your staff and customers that you are serious about the impact that your business is having on the environment

Cardboard Baler Rental or Purchase?

If you have decided that a cardboard baler is a good option for your business, you have the choice of either buying one or renting one. Every business has its own specific circumstances, and it depends on your situation as to whether it is better for you to rent or buy a cardboard baler.

Renting a Cardboard Baler

Cardboard baler rental is a great idea if you are expecting to have a large amount of cardboard waste on a temporary basis. This could be that you are stocking new premises or have bought a lot of furniture, for example, if you are fitting out a new office and will have a lot of cardboard packaging to dispose of.

If this is the case, renting a cardboard baler would be more cost-effective if you are not expecting to have a significant amount of cardboard waste afterwards. Likewise, if you are expecting to have fluctuating amounts of cardboard waste, renting a cardboard baler enables you to change the baler size according to your needs – unlike if you had bought a cardboard baler.

Rented Cardboard balers are available in a range of different styles and sizes, producing different sized bales, depending on your specific needs.

If you are not sure about whether you think it would be beneficial to buy a cardboard baler – or indeed, which size or style to get, renting one would be the ideal way to test whether it would work for you before buying one.

Buying a Cardboard Baler

If you know that you will regularly have a substantial amount of cardboard waste to dispose of, a cardboard baler could be the better solution for you. If, for example, you get regular deliveries of stock to retail premises or manufacturing materials that are packaged in cardboard, breaking down cardboard can be space and labour-intensive. In this case, a cardboard baler can be very useful – and financially better for you.

It is a good idea if you have an understanding of how much cardboard waste your business produces and how often you will have your cardboard waste collected. With this knowledge, you can then ensure that you are buying the best baler for your specific needs.

Why Should You Recycle Your Cardboard?

There are many reasons why all businesses should take steps to recycle as much of their cardboard as possible. Of course, reducing the amount of landfill waste that you produce is a massive one. However, there is more to it than that.

  • Recycling more of your commercial waste can help to reduce the amount of money that you are spending on your business’s waste collection and disposal
  • Being an environmentally conscious company, you can improve your reputation amongst customers (and potential customers), boost staff morale, and, importantly attract a higher calibre of candidates for job vacancies
  • Recycling your cardboard waste uses less energy than creating new cardboard from scratch
  • Recycling your old cardboard means that fewer trees need to be cut down for the production of new paper and cardboard

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