Understanding the Benefits of Balers

Balers for Business: Effective Waste Management Solutions for Success in Scrap

Northern California Compactors' Erich Lawson explains the business benefits of using an on-site waste baler, as well as the difference between a waste compactor and a baler.

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Northern California Compactors, Inc's Erich Lawson explains the business benefits of using an on-site waste baler, as well as the difference between a waste compactor and a baler.

Reduce, reuse, and recycle has become a priority for the commercial sector and the US Government. Commercial establishments are looking for green ways to manage their waste and optimise their resource efficiency. Balers are an easy and cost-effective solution to dispose trash safely and save big on landfill tax.

Recycling and effective waste management practices bring a host of benefits for businesses. The increasing demands from the Government have compelled businesses to comply with stringent recycling regulations.

The Basic Differences between Balers and Compactors

Balers efficiently condense industrial waste into compact refuse for easy sorting, collection, storage and bundling. There is a plethora of baler designs to suit specific business needs relating to the average volume of waste generated.

Balers allow you to streamline your waste and enhance your green efforts. Balers can also bring down your disposal costs and landfill fees drastically.

Compactors are designed to crush solid waste into a small compact mass that can easily fit into waste bins. Trash compactors are an ideal solution for companies that generate large volumes of waste on a daily basis. It makes a great addition to any company that wants to minimise the volume of waste, reduce its carbon footprint and preserve the environment.

How Balers Work As an Efficient Waste Management Solution

Whether rented or owned, with a baler a business can process its commercial waste by placing it into a hopper. This leads to a chamber where the waste accumulates.

Once full the baler is switched on and the plates crush all the waste in the baler down to the bottom. The crushed bundle is then bound by wires for easy handling and transportation.

There are numerous makes and models available on the market depending on the end use. Balers for crushing solid waste such as cardboards, plastic cans, and tins. The types of commercial wastes that can be crushed in a baler include:

  • Drums
  • Paper
  • Plastic
  • Trays and Containers
  • PET Bottles
  • Production Waste

Benefits of Balers

Balers offer a quick returns on investment as they bring considerable cost savings on taxes and waste collection. They also prevent the issues arising due to cross-contamination and offer a fuss-free solution to staying compliant.

They also:

  • Create waste streams that receive good returns from recycling companies
  • Help eco-friendly companies become trusted and preferred by consumers
  • Are instrumental in saving a lot of space which would otherwise be consumed by a large volume of waste and recycling
  • Reduce health hazards
  • Are easily rented, refurbished, or bought even with a limited budget 
  • Help with sorting waste for recycling.

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