One thing all companies have in common is waste production. One easy way to decrease environmental impact is to recycle plastic, metal and cardboard products for reuse. Baling these materials and sending them to be re-processed helps the environment while saving the company money. Use of a baler also helps companies comply with recycling regulations regarding the disposal of large-scale recyclables. Many services will not pick up huge bags filled with bottles and cans or stacks of cardboard, but will happily transport bales.
Balers condense misshapen material into a small, easy to manage cube of bale, making it a useful machine to own at any sized company or facility because of the cost cutting benefits provided from storing and transporting waste as a small, compacted bale, rather than getting rid of it as loose waste. This makes balers useful in almost any industry, from retail to factory to corporate offices. Balers that are used properly and for a specific purpose always yield great paybacks and create a safer work environment by making it easy and convenient to store the waste before it is picked up for disposal.
As their name indicates, vertical balers compact material from above, while horizontal balers compact material from side to side. On average, vertical balers tend to have a smaller footprint than horizontal balers and are usually meant to be manually loaded and operated. They can often be run by just one person, making them ideal for smaller facilities or industries that don’t compact enough waste to require a horizontal baler.