A baler machine presses together waste materials, which can then be tied together to create a bale.

Baler machines are primarily used to deal with waste cardboard and soft plastic but they are also flexible enough to bale more bespoke materials such as carpet, cans and hard plastic. Balers are a solution to having bins on site, which overflow and are expensive to empty.

Lots of businesses produce a steady flow of cardboard, which is a nuisance once it is no longer needed. Placing each cardboard box inside a baler machine saves time on flat-packing and space inside a bin. When the cardboard baler is full, it will crush the cardboard down and it can then be tied together, removed from the machine and stacked neatly in a corner – it is then ready to be collected by a recycler. The same applies to soft plastic. There is then no need have any cardboard or plastic bins on site and both materials will not end up mixed in with general waste.

Baler machines come in all different shapes and sizes. Each business will produce varying amounts and different types of waste so it is important they acquire a baler which suits them perfectly.

Businesses such as restaurants, pubs and shops would in all likelihood require a small baler because of space restrictions and the amount of waste they will produce. Compare this with a factory for example, which may need a mill size baler to handle a much larger stream of waste and they have the space for a much bigger baler machine.

Baler machines are also environmentally friendly. Turning waste cardboard and plastic into bales means it is not dumped loose in a bin and sent to landfill. Instead the bales are collected by a recycler. Depending on the heaviness and quality of the bales, recyclers are also willing to give rebates for the baled material, something you can only get with a baler machine.

To conclude, baler machines save businesses money, space and time. All three are issues when there are bins on site but with a waste baler the need for bins significantly decreases.

You may also be interested in our post about cardboard balers: http://www.cardboardbalers.org/cardboard-baler/