Factors to Consider When Purchasing a Cardboard Baler

13th Nov 2023

If you want to save money and reduce waste in your business, investing in a cardboard baler is the way to go. But how can you decide which one is best for your business? When choosing a cardboard baler, there are several factors to consider.

How a Cardboard Baler Can Be Incorporated into Your Business

A considerable amount of cardboard waste is an unavoidable problem for many businesses due to the deliveries they acquire from their suppliers. As a result, cardboard balers are a necessity for any business that generates a lot of cardboard waste.

Balers help to preserve storage space by minimising the volume of cardboard lying around. Rather than having waste bins or skips on your site that are overflowing with cardboard, compacted cardboard bales can be kept much more efficiently in the available space.

Not only that, but you'll save money on storage. Loose cardboard must be stored in a rubbish bin or skip until it is removed, however, compacted bales of cardboard can be stored on a pallet in less space.

Factors Your Business Needs to Consider

We’ve covered the basics of incorporating a cardboard baler into your business, but how do decide which one is best for your business and its needs? Here are some factors to consider when choosing a baler.

What Size Cardboard Baler Do You Need?

Cardboard balers are available in a number of sizes, with key differences affecting how quickly and how much material you can load before needing to cycle the machine, as well as the size of material that can fit in.

Consider the size of the cardboard you want to recycle. A 1000mm wide x 600mm long cardboard sheet, for example, would not fit in a 700mm x 450mm baler chamber without folding both sides. A large model, such as a mill-size baler, will have a much larger chamber depth, allowing you to fill the machine with more material.

Next, consider how much space you have in your site. Because space in your site must be used efficiently, you must determine where you want to position your baler. You want your baler to be large enough to handle all of your cardboard waste effortlessly, but not so large that it interferes with daily operations by getting in the way.

Hiring a Cardboard Baler: An Alternative Solution

Baler rental is a cost-effective and flexible way to get a baler for your business. Renting on a monthly basis allows you to get all of the benefits without a large capital outlay, allowing you to keep the funds in your business for other purposes. It also allows you to easily scale up by acquiring a larger baler if more waste is generated.

Baler rental agreements can also include baler servicing and 24-hour breakdown repair, ensuring that your business can continue to operate efficiently even if something goes wrong. Regular maintenance also helps to reduce the number of consumables required.

Turning Your Waste into Income

If you throw away your cardboard waste, you may be passing up a potential revenue-generating opportunity.  Waste collection can be expensive for businesses, especially for small ones, each month. Reducing your waste volume will result in fewer pickups, which will save you money each month.

By using a cardboard baler, not only can you make money by selling your cardboard waste, but you can also save money on waste pickup. With cardboard being a popular material right now, your company may make a great deal of money by selling its cardboard waste. This will allow you to reclaim some of the costs associated with the rest of your waste management practices.

How QCR Can Support Your Cardboard Baler Needs?

At QCR, we’re here to help you reduce your waste volume and save money on collection costs. We have a large collection of cardboard balers, in a range of different sizes, to help your business save money, time, and space. If you want to purchase a baler rather than hire one, we offer new and used balers at competitive prices. Our used balers have all been refurbished, and all come with a free 12-month warranty for baler servicing - which includes parts and labour – and training for all operators. 

Not ready to purchase a baler? We offer competitive baler rentals, with free ongoing operator training and fast repair response. You can also upgrade or downgrade your baler at any stage of your contract, with no administration fees.

 

 

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