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Cardboard Recycling Baler: Essential Information You Need to Know

Part of commercial waste management is finding effective ways to cut expenses on waste costs while also looking for eco-friendly ways to show your business supports the environment. One such way businesses are making a difference is by investing in a cardboard baler.

What Does a Cardboard Baler Do?

Since cardboard comes in a wide range of shapes and sizes, it can be time-consuming to break down the cardboard and stack it up into bales for recycling. To make the process more efficient, a cardboard baler machine compacts cardboard so it can be tied into neat bales for recycling. You just toss the cardboard into the machine and, when it is full, compact it down. You repeat the process until you have the size bale you want.

cardboard recycling baler forused cardboard boxes on the street

How Big Are the Cardboard Bales?

The size of the cardboard bales created with a baler machine will vary. There are several different models and sizes of baler machines. Some machines will make small and tidy bales that are easy to lift and stack. Other machines can make very large bales that can weigh 1,000 pounds or more!

What Size Cardboard Baler Machine Does My Business Need?

It really comes to how much space you have available and what size bales you want to produce. If you have a small business, restaurant, fast food franchise, etc. where you are not generating a lot of cardboard waste, then a smaller baler machine is a good choice.

On the other hand, if you are in retail, warehousing, or other such operations where the volume of cardboard you use is excessive, then a larger baler machine could be the perfect fit. Our commercial waste management consultants work with you to help determine the best size baler machine for your business.

Do I Need Just a Baler or a Compactor, Too?

Some businesses can benefit from investing in both a baler machine and a trash compactor. There are even combination models that function as a cardboard baler and compactor machine, like our indoor trash compactor, the GTS 2000. Having the flexibility to bale recyclables and compact waste further helps reduce your waste management expenses.

I Heard Recycling Is Dead, So Why Bother Baling Cardboard?

men put cardboard in bramidan baler

While it is true certain countries have stopped buying/accepting recycling from the U.S., it does not mean recycling is dead, especially when it comes to cardboard. There are many companies out there that purchase recycled cardboard and use it to make new boxes, paper, envelopes, business cards, and more!

By finding recycled cardboard buyers in your area, you can create a new revenue stream for your business. Plus, some states have started requiring businesses to recycle cardboard with new regulations and legislation. If they don’t, they can face paying a fee for not recycling cardboard.

How Can Small Business Owners Afford Cardboard Balers?

The costs for cardboard balers may make it seem like small businesses cannot afford them. Yet, if you look at the additional revenue generated from baling cardboard and leasing the machine, it can make it very affordable. Some small businesses also look at refurbished balers that cost less than brand new ones.

Another option is to invest in a cardboard baler and compactor machine like the GTS 2000. By compacting waste, you can also cut your waste hauling costs by up to 50%. With the additional savings, leasing a GTS 2000 is very affordable for small businesses.

For further information and help selecting the right cardboard recycling baler for your business, as well as other ways to lower your commercial waste management costs, please feel free to contact Global Trash Solutions at 866-760-8194 today!