Three reasons why your business should invest in a baler

Investing in a baler is perhaps one of the easiest business cases you will ever have to make, as they are proven to save space, time, and money.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s vital that businesses are doing everything they can to stay compliant while maintaining a safe environment for staff. Balers can be used to create a safer environment, which is why now is the perfect time to explore your waste management options.

From a few tonnes a week, to hundreds of tonnes a month, if your business generates recyclable waste, we can guarantee there is a baler to suit your needs.


A baler is a machine designed to reduce the volume of waste and packaging by using weight to press materials tightly together to convert them into compact bales.

Baler machines come in a variety of different sizes, depending on the waste output they are supporting, and can generally be used with recyclables such a paper, cardboard and plastic.

The experts at phs Wastekit have helped thousands of businesses across the UK utilise balers to their advantage. To help even more businesses reap the rewards of balers, they have kindly put together three key reasons why your businesses should invest in a baler.


With strict social distancing measures in place, any extra space that can be used to create additional space for employees is a bonus.

Baler machines are much smaller than you may think, with some options taking up less room than a car parking space. They create additional space by compacting materials as tight as possible, unlike bins and skips, which take up a lot of room and end up being partly filled with thin air.

Waste packaging is notorious for causing messy floors in warehouses, manufacturing environments, and shoes.  By putting waste into a baler as soon as it is produced, there will be no more debris taking up valuable floor space.  

By using a baler to turn waste products into compact blocks of stackable recyclable waste you will also be reducing the risk of rodent and insect infestation, as well as the risk of trips and falls.


Using your hands to make carboard as small as possible is time consuming. You can free up staff time for more important work, and make the process safer, by using a baler.

Rather than having your staff manually carry, lift and flatten cardboard boxes, you can simply put them in your baler where they are crushed, without any strain from your staff.

Balers process materials in a matter of seconds, and can be manually operated or automated, depending on the model you choose.


Balers are proven to help businesses safe money via reduced waste disposal costs and reduced frequency of waste collections.  For many businesses, they can also provide a new revenue stream, compact bales of recyclable waste can be attractive to recycling companies, who will often pay you for your waste.

Landfill Tax is calculated by the weight of the waste taken to a landfill site. A simple way to reduce this cost, is to recycle more! By investing in a baler, you will find it much easier to segregate your waste for recycling, which will result in less being sent to a landfill site.

phs Wastekit balers provide a high-quality waste handling solutions to businesses across the UK, and are available to purchase, hire or lease. The team can work with you to find the most efficient solution for your business.


Are you interested in baler solutions but not sure where to start? The experts at phs Wastekit offer a free, no-obligation, waste saving audit, designed to identify how your business can save money through effective waste management.

The comprehensive audit involves a business audit, consultation, and product trial.

The audit is designed to give you a clear and concise overview of the way your business currently handles its waste disposal, while advising on improvements that could help cut costs, save time, and improve your carbon footprint.

To book your audit call 0800 169 3534 or email

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