Vertical Baler FAQ’s

B50 baler with cardboard bale in front of it

Vertical Baler FAQ’s

We’ve put together a handy set of FAQ’s for our range of vertical balers. You can also find all our blog posts on vertical balers HERE and a playlist of our vertical baler videos HERE.

The vertical balers we offer at Greenbank provide different technical specifications. It’s a good idea to check when you need a small baler machine for waste and in which cases you should invest in larger balers. This blog will help you decide which size baler your business needs.

What is a vertical baler and how does it work?

Vertical balers use extreme force to compress loose waste material into tight bales. You place your loose recyclables into the baler via the opening. Inside, a strong press plate pushes the material down. Retainers in the chamber prevent the material from expanding and keep the recyclable materials down. This makes the bale as compact as possible.

You continue to place waste into the baler until you have accumulated enough compacted waste to make a bale. The bale is tied off manually by wire or strapping. Bales come in different sizes and weights depending on the size of your baler.

What materials can I put in a vertical baler?

Vertical balers are used to bale numerous recyclable materials such as cardboard, plastic, aluminum and textiles. 

We offer two ranges of vertical balers, a B-Range and an X-Range. B-Range balers are best suited for general recyclables such as cardboard and polythene. X-Range balers are generally used for challenging materials such as PET bottles, expandable plastic and aluminum.

What happens to the bales once completed?

We can put you in contact with a local recycler who will collect your bales, the more you are able to store the better the rebates. As part of our sales process, we offer a complimentary site review, in which we can create a business case for the baler – showing you the potential savings that can be made.  

What compaction ratio can I expect when using a vertical baler?

For cardboard and low density plastic, compaction ratios of up to 10:1 are realistic. 

What is a mill size bale?

We’ve covered this in an earlier blog post, but to sum it up mill size bales are 500kg bales.

How much noise does a baler make?

Our vertical balers are generally very quiet! They can be placed directly in the working environment without any negative effect on operators. The noise level of our B-series balers is very low – they never exceed 57-68 decibels. This is the equivalent of a hoover or air conditioning system. 

How do I know which size baler I need?

Choosing the suitable baler for your waste can be confusing when you don’t know where to start. To properly match the baler to your needs, it’s necessary to verify several key factors justifying the selection of the machine, including the amount, type and size of generated waste, logistics, present interior and the amount of space intended for operating the machine.

From an X10 to an X50, there are plenty of balers available on the market now that satisfy different baler needs. Our brochure is the ideal place to start to work through them and identify the various specifications. You’ll find insights on all of our vertical balers, their sizes, use cases and more.

Start your journey towards better waste management by downloading our brochure today.

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