4 unusual type of waste that the press, compactor or baler can handle
7 MAY 2019
If you are responsible for waste management in your company, you know exactly how important it is to keep costs under control. The answer to this challenge are our balers and presses. The most common and most often used are presses and balers for cardboard and plastic, however, some of the presses available on the market will also cope with more unusual type of waste. Are you curious to find out what types of waste? The answer to this question can be found in the article below.
The disposal of drums is important not only because of their size and space they occupy, but also - contents, such as oil residues. This type of waste can be dangerous for people who come into contact with it, as well as for the ecosystem. Because of this a proper disposal of this type of material is also a pro-ecological activity that you can use for marketing - as more and more customers pay attention to the ethical side of their favorite companies and brands.
Of course, used drums can be thrown into a container, but they take up a lot of space, so it is not an effective way of storing this waste. Therefore, it is definitely better to use dedicated devices.
How does the press for drums work? The machine is designed for compacting oil drums and other drums that don't contain explosives. The device is equipped with special spikes that puncture the drums and make it possible to remove the air accumulated inside. By compacting the drum you can reduce its volume by up to 90%. Then it can be safely transported and disposed of or sold. In the last case you can even earn money on waste!
Drum Press DP16 - loading the drum
Drum press DP16 - removing the waste from the press
2. Textile and clothes
Do you run a wholesaler of second-hand clothing or a production plant? If so, you know very well how much space is occupied by pieces of materials or other textile waste. To help with this, a special press can be used. Textile balers are becoming more and more popular on the market - especially if we take into account current trends regarding the conscious use of raw materials in the clothing industry.
Balers are not only useful for compacting pieces of textile waste. Our machines also reduce the space occupied by clothes ready for further transport. Such clothes balers have no retainers or paint inside the chamber. Thanks to this, clothes will not be damaged. Both owners of smaller and larger warehouses, in which tons of clothing are stored, as well as stores and wholesalers, can easily compact different types of textiles without damaging them.
Baler B4 Textile - loading the baler with waste
Baler B4 Textile - removing the bale from the baler
3. Aluminum cans and other metal waste
Regardless of whether aluminum waste come from drilling platforms in the middle of the oceans or from production plants producing their favorite drinks - metal waste, especially heavy ones (lead, cadmium) pose a serious risk to the environment. Their transport and disposal generates high costs for the companies.
Fortunately, pieces of metals and aluminum cans can be recycled and thus it is possible to earn on the generated waste. To facilitate this process, it is best to use balers for cans and containers with high press force, which will easily reduce the volume of waste, and the residual liquid will be removed from the baler through a special draining system. It is also very important that the material is compacted already at the beginning of the bale production. For this reason, balers for metals should have a long stroke. The ready bale must be durable and compact.
Compacting aluminum with the use of appropriate machines means also segregation of waste in a safe way, as well as optimizing the working time of company employees. What's more, compacted bales can then be sold.
Baler PC24 HD - bale
Baler X30 - bale
4. Organic waste
Do you run a business in the food or hotels industry? So you have to deal with many organic wastes from the production or processing of food in solid and liquid form. This type of waste not only takes up space and increases transport costs, but also quickly decomposes.
Our dedicated machines can handle the majority of organic waste. They work well in various types of processing companies (e.g. dairy products and other food preparations).
Crocodile - Screw Compactor for wet waste is designed for removing residual liquid from packaging. After removing the waste from the machine, waste have a smaller volume as well as weight. A compactor has a special drainage system - thanks to the drainage pipe under the machine, an effective liquid removal is possible - as well as the option of separating solid and liquid waste.
Bag press BP2 will be a perfect solution for kitchen waste produced by restaurants or bars. Organic waste, as well as plastic or cans after compacting are placed directly in an easy to replace plastic bag.
As you see, both bag press and more specialized automatic compactors can be useful with such a waste.
Bag press BP2 - loading the press with waste
Bag press BP2 - compacting
Crocodile - Screw Compactor for wet waste - loading the compactor with waste
Crocodile - Screw Compactor for wet waste - compacted waste
Unusual waste requires the selection of appropriate and professional machines for their disposal
Metal, clothing or drums compacting bring entrepreneurs huge business benefits. If you want to learn more about how your company can take advantage of an investment in a baler or press, please contact us.