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Compacting or baling waste – what’s the difference?

baling waste with PRM WasteCompacting or baling waste both reduce waste volume and have similar benefits. Which process is right for your business will depend on the material being reduced and what happens to it next. Some materials are particularly suited to one or the other, while others (like cardboard) can be baled or compacted.

Baling waste

What is baling?

Baling is a process that compresses material into a block (bale) which is secured by plastic or wire strapping.

Why bale?

Baling reduces the volume of waste product, which has a number of benefits…

Benefits of baling

Space

  • Reduces space taken up by waste on site
  • Easier to store due to regular shape
  • Increases ease of transportation

Costs

  • Reduced storage costs
  • Lower transportation costs
  • Reduced waste disposal costs
  • Increased revenue (some baled materials can be sold to recyclers creating additional revenue)

Environmental

  • Baled waste requires fewer vehicles for transportation

Examples of materials that can be baled:

Baling solutions

We offer a wide range of baling solutions. From mini balers, capable of producing a bale of 50-70kg, to fully automatic balers that can produce a bale of around 500kg (for plastic bottles). No matter what material you need to bale PRM Waste systems will have the equipment based solution for you.

PRM baling waste

From compact midi balers (left) to ram balers (right), PRM Waste have the expertise to service your baling needs.

Compacting waste

What is compacting?

Compacting reduces the volume of dry and wet waste through, quite literally, compacting it. Compactors are used in a wide variety of industries for compacting waste – from food waste to general waste.

Why compact?

Like baling, compacting reduces the volume of waste materials.

Benefits of compacting

Space

  • Reduces space taken up by waste on site
  • Easier to store due to regular shape
  • Increases ease of transportation

Costs

  • Reduced storage costs
  • Lower transportation costs
  • Reduced waste disposal costs

Environmental

  • Compacted waste requires fewer vehicles for transportation.

Examples of materials that can be compacted:

This is no means a complete list. The increasing capability of compactors means they have an almost endless list of applications.

Compacting solutions

We offer a wide variety of compaction equipment ranging from static compactors, portable compactors and the Runi screw compactor (which is capable of processing EPS and bed springs).

PRM compacting waste

The PRM Waste range of compactors includes the portable Runi screw compactor (left) and a selection of static models (right).

Need help compacting and baling waste for your business?

Contact the PRM Waste team today

 

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