Balers are a fairly new conception but they are becoming more popular as businesses realise the money saving and environmental benefits they bring. People will automatically turn to bins for waste disposal as they are what we use domestically and out in public. Bins are still the only real option for containing general waste but it is recyclable materials that need concentrating on.
It is important for businesses to have awareness of baling equipment. Once they know what they’re getting with a baler, it ought to be obvious that this product shouldn’t be overlooked for recycling bins. When comparing balers and bins, the former comes out on hugely favourable terms. With more and more businesses installing balers every year, their popularity is rising and a decline in the sale and rental of the recycling bin is beginning to speed up.
It is very frustrating on bin collection day, when a half full cardboard bin gets emptied and you incur the same charge as the full bin stood next to it. This is essentially throwing away fresh air and is a waste of money. To make matters worse, these collections charges are increasing every year because of landfill tax rises. Due to the voluminous nature of recyclables, bins become full in little time at all, meaning regular and expensive collection charges. A baler will prevent money being wasted on cardboard and plastic and the landfill tax charge will not be anything to worry about as the baled material gets recycled. Balers will handle all waste cardboard and plastic with ease meaning no recycling bins have to be on site, this immediately removes collection charges. Recyclers are always after baled cardboard and plastic and so they will often collect bales for free or for a fee a lot smaller than waste management companies who collect recycling bins.
There will be noticeably more room after the bins have gone and the area where they once stood will look more attractive. Recycling bins often overflow due to the voluminous nature of the recyclable waste, this not only looks poor but it’s a health and safety issue – balers will massively improve health and safety on site. This space can also be utilised for a new innovation like a storage or seating area, which is more worthwhile than a space for overflowing bins.
Spending time handling waste is inevitable when bins are in use. The minutes soon roll into hours of labour time per week, with walks to the bin area and tedious flat-packing being the two main culprits. As bins are roomy they often have to be kept to a designated waste area, which can normally be found outside and away from the work space. Each visit to the bin area equals time wasted on mundane waste disposal. Staff and their managers would rather continually do the job they are paid to do than get distracted with waste.
It is important for businesses to consider the impact their work is having on the environment in this day and age. With ever increasing rules, regulations and opinions on landfill and emissions, businesses need to have a good level of green credentials on side. Balers can help a huge amount for businesses wanting to improve their green credentials. Cardboard and plastic is compacted, tied and stored for collection from a recycler. This ensures no recyclable waste ends up in landfill, which as previously mentioned is becoming more expensive for waste management businesses due to tax increases. This means the cost gets passed on to their customers. Green credentials are enhanced because recyclable material is not pointlessly sent to landfill with general waste. It shows care and thought has been put into an area of business a lot of people would rather not deal with. Reducing the amount of waste management collections on our roads also reduces carbon emissions. During health and safety inspections a baler will clearly indicate to the inspector that the waste management and recycling is in good hands.
In conclusion balers should definitely not be overlooked by any business producing waste cardboard and plastic. Sometimes the quantities aren’t enough to warrant a baler but if two or more recycling bins are in use then the chances are a baler can be highly beneficial. The benefits of having baler are impossible to ignore. Bins are poor in cost and storage terms for cardboard and plastic, whereas balers are cheap money savers that will process all this waste with complete ease – saving space, time and increasing green credentials in the process.
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