1. Cardboard waste is a typical kind of waste because of its main use in the packaging industry. Many businesses throw away cardboard containers after removing the contents inside without the idea of recycling or reuse.
2. Recycling cardboard saves natural resources that are beneficial for the environment. It also helps save money since reducing the amount of waste you produce minimizes the amount you will need to pay for disposal services.
3. This kind of recycling isn’t difficult to set up. All you need to do is segregate it from the other produced waste, prep it in order to make it easier to handle and minimize the risk of contamination, store it, and then take it to a facility that can process cardboard.
4. Storage must be compliant with fire rules and is most effective in a location that is easily accessible.
5. Everything must be removed from the boxes prior to storage, and containers must be able to be opened and flattened so that they take up less space.
6. Cardboard can be dealt with in various ways. If there is an amount that is generated, it is disposed of in dumpsters. If the amount is large, balers and compactors may be purchased and used, or the cardboard may be delivered to a separate facility that is able to handle these jobs.
When should you use the baler, compactor, or baler?
1. If your company doesn’t generate significant quantities of cardboard, it’s a good option to have the trash taken to a drop-off location to be processed.
2. Balers and compactors are great for large amounts of waste as they can reduce the amount of space required for the storage of paper. By lowering the cardboard into smaller pieces, they can be stored in smaller sizes for transport, which may help you save money on the transport of the cardboard waste.
3. Compactors are more costly and take up greater space than balers. However, balers may require manual work as well as additional labor requirements that aren’t necessary with compactors.
4. Balers are more reliable in quality control due to the care you need to apply when putting your cardboard in the baler.
5. Sometimes, the cardboard will need to be cut in order to be able to fit into the baler in case it is smaller in size.
6. Before deciding if your business requires a baler or a compactor, you should consider these factors:
The amount of cardboard that requires processing
Costs for purchasing a compactor or baler that will satisfy your needs against the price you pay for dumpsters and hauling
Requirements for labor (as mentioned above, balers could require more work than compactors.)
Space for the placement of a baler or a compactor
Cost per haul (The less space your items consume, the more you are able to take in one trip and the less you’ll need to pay.)
– The value of the market for cardboard, as well as the distance from the mill or paper processor that accepts it
Equipment needed for the movement of bales of cardboard
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