NEW - Benefits of having a Cardboard Baler
By: QCR Recycling Equipment
By compacting the waste material at source in a baler, a company can turn a voluminous waste stream into an easy to handle commodity. Waste cardboard is a cost to the business when placed in skips and bins; once baled, it has a value as recycled material. Recycling companies will pay up to £70.00 per tonne of baled cardboard if there is a sufficient quantity of bales. Even smaller volumes of card bales will be collected free of charge, obviating the need for bins and removing the cost of having a waste collector emptying them.
Using a baler for card and plastic also has operational benefits to the business. The baler can be sited as near as possible to the source of the waste meaning the employee handles the material only once. Staff don’t need to walk out to the bins or skips carrying boxes, nor do they need to break the boxes down. With labour costs rising with the National Living Wage applying from next year, a baler can help make handling of waste material more efficient.
Many companies report one of the clearest benefits of having a baler, and one which wasn’t part of the consideration for having one, is space. By storing voluminous waste in a compacted form in a baler, valuable storage space is freed up. For retail and hospitality businesses, it also means that outside space previously taken up by the skips or bins can be freed up for customer car parking.
There are two main types of baling equipment, pneumatic and hydraulic. Pneumatic balers use compressed air to compact the cardboard baler or plastic and are particularly useful where a business has a compressed air main line already in place. The baler can be plugged directly into the air line and can be moved around to be nearer the source of the waste as production dictates. Hydraulic cardboard balers tend to produce a greater pressure and are usually the preferred choice when volumes are larger. A mill-size bale from a hydraulic baler is the most valuable form of baled cardboard. Weighing up to 700kgs, these bales need to be tied with wire to make them completely safe to lift and handle and are really only applicable to business with a tonne of card per week. Smaller balers produce bales which can be hand tied with banding. Businesses should always ensure that the banding they use has a suitable strength rating for the weight of bales they are producing.
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