Polystyrene Compactors

Robust, low maintenance and able to compact and recycle a waste material that isn’t traditionally considered – polystyrene compactors are versatile and can compact up to 220kg of EPS per hour!

Automatic Polystyrene Compactors

Designed for automatic operation, polystyrene is fed into the open hopper and machine sensors active, breaking down the EPS in small, fist-sized pieces. These pieces are then compacted into solid, uniform blocks. What this means is that voluminous polystyrene waste can then be stored and stacked easily, ensuring a safer working environment and a much more efficient use of space.

The only solution for businesses looking to manage their polystyrene waste.

Many businesses don’t realise that polystyrene is actually a recyclable material and would let their polystyrene waste build up before sending it to landfill. This is a non-efficient and costly process, representing poor waste management.

With a polystyrene compactor, this waste stream is reduced in size, creating easily-managed compacted polystyrene that can be sold to interested parties.

SC1200 Small Compactor for Dry / Wet Polystyrene

SC1200 Small Compactor for Dry / Wet Polystyrene

The SC1200 polystyrene compactor is a robust, low maintenance machine capable of achieving compaction ratios of up to 50:1 with both wet and dry polystyrene. This compactor will reduce the once voluminous polystyrene into high density briquettes, reducing the amount of space necessary to house the waste and the transportation costs associated with recycling it.

The SC1200 is the smallest EPS compactor in our range with a throughput of up to 35kg per hour.

Space required – 3.5m by 0.5m
Feeding Opening – 0.73m by 0.32m
Throughput – up to 35kg / hour
Bale Weight – up to 400kg
Materials – Polystyrene (wet & dry)

SC2100 Polystyrene Compactor

SC2100 Polystyrene Compactor

The Cobalt SC2100 polystyrene compactor offers a larger throughput of 70-80 kg per hour, making it ideal for businesses with larger volumes of polystyrene waste. This model benefits from a remote monitoring system allowing Greenbank to adjust its parameters remotely and to track the amount of blocks produced.

Space required – 5.2m by 2.4m
Feeding Opening – 0.84m by 0.40m
Throughput – up to 80kg / hour
Bale Weight – variable
Materials – Polystyrene (wet & dry)

SC3100 EPS Compactor

SC3100 EPS Compactor

The SC3100 polystyrene compactor has been specially designed to make a compacted block which will stack perfectly into a container, ensuring that a maximum payload is maintained for export and thus reducing transportation costs. This is the largest model in our range and can handle up to 220 kg of EPS per hour, compacting at a ratio of up to 50:1 with both wet and dry polystyrene.

This model also features a remote monitoring system as standard.

Space required – 6000mm x 2000mm
Feeding Opening – 1256mm x 884mm
Throughput – up to 220 kg / hour
Bale Weight – variable
Materials – Polystyrene (wet & dry)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can polystyrene compactors create an additional revenue stream?

    Whilst loose polystyrene is hard to store, costly to transport and has little value, compacted polystyrene is sought after by recyclers who are willing to offer up to £700 per tonne. So by compacting your waste polystyrene into tight blocks (otherwise known as briquettes), you can sell it to these recyclers, turning your once costly waste management process into a revenue stream for your business

    To get you started, we’ll put you in touch with a group of national recyclers that we work with.

  • What are the benefits of having a polystyrene compactor?

    Not only does compacting your polystyrene reduce its environmental impact by cutting down on the amount of it going to landfill, it also reduces the volume of the polystyrene waste by up to a staggering 98%. This makes it easier and more cost effective to store and transport. But by far the largest benefit for your business is that you can sell the compacted polystyrene blocks for up to £700 per tonne. For businesses with larger volumes of waste production, this can generate a good amount of monthly revenue.

  • How does a polystyrene compactor work?

    Automatic polystyrene compactors work by firstly shredding the material and then applying pressure to it – the polystyrene foam waste is shredded into tiny pieces and then compressed into dense blocks, before being expelled from the machine ready for collection.

  • What are the environmental benefits of using a polystyrene compactor?

    It’s commonly believed that polystyrene is not recyclable and therefore a large proportion of it is sent to landfill. By using a polystyrene compactor, you can lower this amount which helps to reduce its overall environmental impact. It also helps to tackle this dangerous misconception, thereby further lowering the amount sent to landfill.