waste equipment

Waste management consists of two parts — a) recycling the recyclable materials and b) managing the waste efficiently. Two tools which will help you achieve both of these in a faster, efficient and easier manner are balers and compactors. Let’s learn more about them.

A) Balers

This is equipment used for baling or bundling recyclable material like cardboard, paper, plastics, metal, etc. You can recycle the balers of waste that is produced from the baler. They come in different sizes, each having the ability to produce small to medium volumes of waste.

How Balers Help In Reducing Costs

You can see the financial benefits within a few months of installing a baler. Instead of disposing waste and paying for it, you can sell the baled materials to Waste Recyclers’ to generate a return. The value of the waste will depend on the type and volume produced.

Some of the ways balers can help in reducing costs include:

  • Helps in providing a tidier, cleaner operating environment by using less space for bins.
  • Reducing cost of waste disposal
  • Increasing the amount of recyclable material
  • Creating an additional revenue stream, depending on material and volume of waste.

B) Trash Compactors

Trash compactors are used to compress a large amount of unsorted mixed waste into a container. These containers are then picked up and collected by the waste collector for onward delivery to landfill.

You can use compactors to reduce the volume of trash, by compaction, before it is picked up by a waste collection company. You can significantly reduce the frequency of collections by compressing waste, which in turn, will reduce the waste recycling costs. Compactors also help in reducing the number of bins and space that are required to manage the waste your company generates.

They can be manufactured to the specific requirements of your business and vary in size from 2 to 32 yards. They use a single or automatic operator and require little employee training.

When do You Need for a Baler – For Recycling

If your waste mainly comprises of recyclable materials such as cardboard, paper, plastics, metal, etc., then a baler would be a good fit for your business. These materials are made into dense and consistently shaped bales that can stored and transported with ease. Eventually, you can take the bales of recyclable materials to a recycling company for resale and reuse.

Balers come in a variety of sizes which are designed to accommodate different business needs.

  • Vertical Balers: They handle small to medium volumes of waste and can be operated by a single person.
  • Semi-Auto Horizontal Balers: These are suitable if you generate high volumes of materials for recycling
  • Stockroom Balers – Perfect for retailers and they don’t require much space

When do You Need Trash Compactor – For Your Waste

Compactors, on the other hand, are mainly useful when you need to send waste and trash to a landfill. A compactor is used to reduce and compress large volumes of trash into a contained area. Then the waste hauling company can pick it up and deliver it to the landfill. Compactors help in reducing the overall number of trash pickups because compacted trash takes up less space.

When you compress the amount of waste you produce, the amount of waste collection is reduced, thus cutting down the costs too.

Evaluate your business needs and requirements to determine if a baler will be a better fit or a commercial compactor. Figure out which problem you are achieving to solve — do you want to reduce waste or are you looking to recycle more? Being clear about that help you zero down on which equipment would be best for your business.