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Compactors are similar to industrial balers in that they reduce waste, but are typically used for non-recyclable materials in order to save space in landfills and other trash disposal locations. Compactors tend to be smaller than balers and result in more compact bundles of waste at the end of the process. Specific types of compactors include trash compactors for residential, commercial or industrial purposes, compactors fitted into the back of garbage trucks to conserve space and compactors that are designed for specific materials. Read More…

Compactors Compactors are designed to compress waste materials and scrap products for easier transportation, handling and better space efficiency. Industries such as food processing, manufacturing facilities, retail and consumer businesses and automotive factories all benefit in terms of environmentally and economically from compacting trash. Reducing the bulk volume of trash reduces the money and effort required to dispose of it.
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South Holland, IL  |  800-875-1038

Since 1962, Maren has led the industry, building powerful and reliable manual tie, automatic tie and two ram balers, shredders and conveyors. That’s why many of the most successful paper & box plants, distribution centers, post consumer recyclers, and printers rely on Maren Balers to bolster their bottom line. Maren’s reputation for great customer service has carried from generation to generation of operators, service technicians and equipment buyers worldwide.

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Maren Balers & Shredders $$$

Jacksonville, FL  |  800-231-9286

If you are currently paying for the disposal of cardboard, paper, plastic or non-ferrous metals; than consider International Baler Corporation & our range of balers and related equipment.

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International Baler Corporation $$$

Lansdale, PA  |  267-218-7200

Recycling Equipment Corp. was incorporated in 1979. REC has a vast selection of parts for balers, shredders, wire strippers, compactors and many more. Not only do we carry parts for your systems, but we have new and used models of balers, shredders, air systems, and so much more.

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Recycling Equipment Corporation $$$

Hopkins, MI  |  888-699-2848

BaleWulf manufactures closed-door and two ram balers. Our closed-door balers are built to process a wide variety of materials. From paper products to more difficult commodities like roll cores tires, and non-ferrous metals. The BaleWulf two ram balers are designed with user-friendly touch screen menus and easy access maintenance features. Visit our website or call us today for detailed features and benefits

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Balewulf Line of Balers $$$

Addison, IL  |  312-261-6006

Bramidan Balers US is the leading supplier of vertical balers, and and one of the fastest growing suppliers of recycling equipment in the US. We manufacture compact, durable, noiseless, safe and user-friendly balers. Our stockroom- and small footprint balers meet and exceed ANSI Standards Z245.5 and have UL® & CUL® Approved Control Panels. Contact us today to get in touch with our dedicated resellers.

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Bramidan Balers US $$$

Wilsonville, OR  |  503-682-3633

SSI Shredding Systems provides a wide range of waste management products, including industrial shredders, industrial balers, industrial reducers and industrial compactors.

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SSI Shredding Systems, Inc. $$$
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Most waste materials such as textiles, food products, containers, metals, plastics and fibrous materials can be processed with compactors, however hazardous materials such as aerosol cans, batteries and chemicals should be disposed with an approved method. Recycling is an important way for manufacturers to reduce the carbon footprint of industrial activity, and compactors remain an integral part of this.

A large chamber, an electric motor and a hydraulic or pneumatic press are the three main components of a compactor. Industrial compactors can have manual or automated loading functions from a large input area which is able to handle large volumes of waste material. The input area feeds the waste material into the chamber where it is pounded and compacted under great pressure from the press.

Using a hydraulic press minimizes the energy lost in the process and reduces the heat produced by the machine. Industrial compactors usually produce bales of compressed materials, while commercial or residential compactors are more likely to use bags or bins to store compressed waste until disposal. The compressed material is then ready for transport to a permanent disposal location, or to a recycling facility to be reused.

Factories, hotels, schools, medical centers and manufacturing facilities typically have a compactor on the premises for ease of access and minimal transport costs. While the initial expense of purchasing a compactor may seem high, there are many advantages to using compactors onsite. For example, they help to minimize odor and vermin problems, reduce the frequency of required waste removal, eliminate spillage and leaks from overflowing waste containers and improve standards of housekeeping around a facility.












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