When it comes to making big decisions for your business, you want to make sure you’re making the right one.
If you are looking to scale your business and invest in a baler or compactor to efficiently deal with waste output but can’t decide which is right for you, then keep on reading.
Firstly, what actually is the difference between a baler and a compactor?
Balers are used for processing recyclable materials, while compactors help reduce trash volume, but can also be used to recycle dry materials. Both balers and compactors are effective tools for reducing the size of the materials being processed.
Essentially, if you have materials that need recycling, then you would be better off with a baler. However, if you are handling larger volumes of general waste, you would benefit more from a compactor.
What is a compactor?
A compactor is a machine that is used to reduce the size of waste material through compaction. A trash compactor is often used in residential areas or businesses to stay on top of the amount of trash generated.
A big benefit of using a compactor as the name might suggest, is that you will have increased space. They save space by making waste smaller and easier to store. Loose waste takes up so much space which can be problematic no matter where it is being stored. But by compacting it, you’re increasing your area meaning you have more space to work with.
If you are wanting to send your waste to landfill, making many trips back and forth is inconvenient and expensive. Compacting your waste in a compactor will save you time and money.
What is a baler?
A baler is used for recycling and is a hydraulic press that compacts materials into a dense package in a custom size. Everything is then held together with twine, strapping or wire. Recyclable materials such as plastics, cardboard, metal cans and bottles are compressed and compacted in balers, turned into bales and sent to landfill or a waste management facility.
If you deal with a lot of dry, recyclable materials such as cardboard, paper, plastics, metals etc then a baler is definitely a good choice for you. Using a baler also means you can have your recycled materials stored efficiently until they need to be transported anywhere.
What is the Best Option?
The best option is the one that meets your budget and is suited to your long-term business goals. If you are a company working with recyclable materials and are looking to scale up your sustainability efforts, a baler is worth the investment. If you are more waste-oriented, then a compactor may be best suited. Whether you know which baler or compactor you require or not, by filling out our contact form, our expert staff can guide you through the decision-making process!