Factors to consider when choosing a waste baler or compactor

Compactors and balers are an essential part of a business’s waste management. Each has a specific job, and when used together, they can help to reduce both business costs and your impact on the environment. There are distinct differences between the two machines, and each has a number of benefits for companies however large or small. Minimising waste and looking at sustainable practices in organisations is becoming a critical aspect in everyday operations, so taking a look at how compactors and balers could work for you may help to save your business money.

Benefits of compactors and balers

Waste compactors and balers have different functions, but if used together they, can work in harmony as part of your waste disposal process. Here are the main benefits of each:

Compactors

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Waste compactors are designed to crush your waste into smaller volumes so you can utilise the space in your waste bins more efficiently. This equipment is ideal for smaller businesses and organisations that have a variety of waste that cannot be segmented, as it minimises the volume to be disposed of. By reducing this amount, a business can save disposal costs over time by reducing landfill tax (which is charged by volume of waste).

Balers

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Baler equipment is ideal for companies that handle a lot of similar types of waste. Using this machinery allows you to sort waste at the source, and it can be placed into the baler to be compressed in segmented bundles. Balers help to reduce contamination of materials and improve an organisation’s recycling efforts. Using balers are ideal for companies that produce large amounts of waste, and some can take advantage of generating income for recyclable bundles alongside reduced costs of disposal.

Choosing the right compactor or baler for your company

Waste balers and compactors are suitable for all sizes of organisation. Considering the space you have available in your premises and how much waste you generally dispose of will help you decide on the type of equipment you need. There are a number of options suitable for smaller areas including the V-Press 605 Eco and V-Press 825 Plus Pro balers. These take up less space than a 1100 litre bin, to provide a practical yet space-saving waste solution. For more substantial waste management needs, large and mill size balers and compactors are able to handle extensive volumes of waste, including cardboard and plastic. For other waste materials such as glass, at phs Wastekit we also have glass crushing equipment which helps to reduce the volume of bottles in a fast and safe way.

Cost-effective waste management solutions

Budget is a significant factor for businesses looking to improve their waste management processes. This cost to your organisation should factor in the overall purchase price and on-going maintenance based on your requirements. For some companies, rental options may be preferred to manage cash flow. At phs Wastekit, we offer both options for customers looking to make savings in the long term in both waste management processes and disposal.

 If your business is considering the next step in managing waste and reducing your impact on the environment, contact?? us today to discuss your requirements.

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