Balers vs. Compactors

by Global Trash Solutions

You have two general options when it comes to reducing your waste management expenses: balers and compactors. Each one of these offers its own benefits depending on the type of waste your business generates. It is important to evaluate whether a baler, a compactor, or both would be the most advantageous for cutting your waste management costs.


Balers are exactly what they sound like—they are machines used to compact and bale recyclables, including plastics, paper, aluminum, and cardboard. Businesses benefit from balers because they allow them to create a new revenue stream by selling baled recycled materials to others that purchase these materials.


Compactors are also exactly what they sound like—they are machines that compact waste materials. Businesses benefit from compactors because they can compact a large volume of waster down into a single bag. As a result, they do not fill up their dumpsters as fast, and they reduce the number of pickups by waste haulers.

To learn more about balers and compactors, their differences, and other benefits they can provide your business, we invite you to continue reviewing the following infographic.

Afterward, if you want to find out which waste management solution would be best for your business, please feel free to contact Global Trash Solutions directly to speak with a representative today!

We offer a free waste consultation and evaluation of your business’s waste and recycling to help you discover where you can save on your waste management expenses. 

Balers vs Compactors Infographic

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