Understand the impact balers can have on loose waste in your business.
Did you know that loose, or non-baled waste requires a tremendous amount of space compared to baled waste?
Waste streams and capacity vary by industry and location. Depending on the type of waste your business generates, you could cut costs and help the environment by investing in a baler.
Here is a look at the differences and impacts between non-baled and compacted waste.
Balers Reduce Waste Volume
One of the main benefits of baling recyclables, such as cardboard, is removing the materials from waste streams. Baling can help lower the waste hauling requirements since baled products can be picked up by a recycler.
Volume reduction through balers is determined depending on the material and the type of baler you have. Here is an example of how you can calculate it:
Determining the weight of one cubic yard of loose materials and then knowing the baled weight (of one cubic yard) of that same material, can provide some basic information related to the compaction ratio.
For example, if the loose material weighs 25 pounds per cubic yard and the same material baled weighs 500 pounds, the compaction capabilities are roughly 20 to 1.
|Type of Material||Loose||Baled|
|Corrugated Cardboard||50 – 100 lbs/cy||700 – 1100 lbs/cy|
|PET (Soda bottles, food packaging etc)||30 – 40 lbs / cy||400 – 600 lbs/cy|
|HDPE (Milk Jugs, Detergent Containers etc)||22 – 25 lbs / cy||400 – 500 lbs / cy|
|Aluminum Cans||50 – 75 lbs / cy||250 – 500 lbs / cy|
|Steel Cans||150 – 175 lbs / cy||700 – 1,000 lbs / cy|
|Paper||250 – 500 lbs / cy||1,000 – 1,200 lbs / cy|
|Newspaper||350 – 500 lbs / cy||750 – 1,000 lbs / cy|
|Glass||500 – 700 lbs / cy||1,500 – 2,500 lbs / cy|
|Textiles||125 – 175 lbs / cy||600 – 750 lbs / cy|
Balers Are The Leading Force Between Efficiency With Waste Processing
Balers can transform operational efficiencies. They also support a green community – when you commit to making today more environmentally friendly, people see it and will want to support your business. Take a look at these stats from Business Wire:
- 75% of Millennials are willing to pay more for an environmentally sustainable product, compared to 63% of Gen Z, 64% of Gen X, and 57% of Boomers.
- 77% said they are concerned about the environmental impact of products they buy.
- 76% of participants would switch their preferred packaged goods brand if they were offsetting carbon emissions.
Cut Costs On Business Waste Management With BalersHire an expert or have a team look at your current waste management processes. You’ll want to understand how much waste you generate, what type of waste it is, and what type of baler to invest in. There are specific balers for plastic recycling and others to curb paper waste.