How to Choose the Right Baler

Updated May 6, 2024
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A baler’s purpose is to compact recyclable materials into a manageable form. There are a lot of things to consider when choosing the right baler for you, including materials, space, size, and budget. Due to all of these factors and so many models to choose from, choosing the right baler can be a tough process. In this article, we will go over some specifications in order for you to make the best choice when it comes to choosing the right baler.

Compactors eliminate this need. They handle whole materials without any need to break them down. This saves labor hours while helping boost your recycling efforts. They work well to help compress large amounts of material into a small container. As such, they limit the number of trips your waste collector has to make to the hotel for trash pickup. That saves you money.

If your company produces recyclable waste, which most have at least some, then you are in need of a recycling baler. You should choose a baler that can seamlessly bale cardboard, plastic P.E.T. bottles, aluminum cans, magazines, office paper, newspaper, paper cartons, e-waste, textiles and clothing. If you need a baler than can bale foam, rugs, tires, appliances and non-ferrous metals, then you need to make sure that the baler you choose is equipped to handle all of your baling needs. Pay attention to the materials that each baler can handle otherwise you will find yourself with a broken baler and costly repairs.

When you are choosing a baler, you will also want to consider space. If you have a lot of warehouse floor space and height, then you don’t have to worry too much about not having enough space for a baler. But, if you have a condensed amount of space with low ceilings, you’re going to want to find a smaller baler that will be able to appropriately fit in your space. Vertical balers are a good idea for companies that don’t have the luxury of big spaces because they take up less space than horizontal models. Remember, you need extra space for when the bale is ejected and an area where they can be transported out.

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How big, or small, your baler needs to be is based on the amount you will be using it. If you only produce a few bales each week then most likely you will be fine using a smaller baler. But, if you produce a lot of bales weekly, you will need to look at the larger baler models.

Perhaps the most important consideration when considering buying any large appliance is your budget. Choose a retailer that will work with your budget needs and will be able to suit you with a baler that matches your needs while also staying within your budget.

When you are in the market for a new baler, be sure to contact us. We will work with you to find you a custom solution to take care of all of your baling needs. Contact us today, we look forward to helping you with all of your baling needs from start to finish, we will make sure you will get the best baler for your space, needs, and budget.