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4 unusual types of waste that the press, compactor or baler can handle  

15 july, 2020

If you are responsible for waste management in your company, you know exactly how important it is to keep costs under control. The answer to this challenge is our balers and presses. The most common and most often used are presses and balers for cardboard and plastic, however, some of the presses available on the market will also cope with more unusual types of waste. Are you curious to find out which ones? The answer to this question can be found in the article below.

Empty aluminium cans and clothes

1. Disposal of empty drums

The disposal of drums is important, not only because of their size and the space they occupy, but also because of their contents, such as oil residues. This type of waste can be dangerous for people who come into contact with it, as well as for the ecosystem. Because of this, a proper disposal of this type of material is also a pro-ecological activity that you can use for marketing because more and more customers pay attention to the ethical side of their favorite companies and brands.

Of course, used drums can be thrown into a container, but they can take up a lot of space, so it is not an effective way of storing this waste. Therefore, it is definitely better to use dedicated machines for handling them.

How does the drum press work? The machine is designed for compacting oil drums and other drums that do not contain explosives. The press is equipped with special spikes that puncture the drums and make it possible to remove the air accumulated inside. By compacting the drum, you can reduce its volume by up to 90%. Then it can be safely transported and disposed of or sold. With the latter you can even earn money on your waste!

Drum Press DP16 - loading the drum

Bramidan Drum Press DP16 woman loading the drum

Drum press DP16 - removing the waste from the press

Bramidan Drum press DP16 woman removes compacted drums

2. Compaction of Textiles and clothes

Do you run a wholesaler of second-hand clothing or a production plant? If so, you know very well how much space that is occupied by pieces of materials or other textile waste. To help with this, a special press can be used. Textile balers are becoming more and more popular on the market - especially if we take into account current the trends regarding conscious use of raw materials in the clothing industry.
Balers are not only useful for compacting pieces of textile waste. Our machines also reduce the space occupied by clothes sot it is ready for further transport. Such clothes balers have no retainers or paint inside the chamber and thanks to this, clothes will not be damaged. Both owners of smaller and larger warehouses, in which tons of clothing are stored, as well as stores and wholesalers, can easily compact their different types of textiles without damaging them.

Baler B4 Textile - loading the baler with waste

Bramidan baler B4 Textile  woman loades the baler with waste

Baler B4 Textile - removing the bale from the baler

Bramidan baler B4 Textile - removing the compacted bale from the baler

3. Aluminum cans and other metal waste

Regardless of whether aluminum waste comes from drilling platforms in the middle of the oceans or from production plants producing their favorite drinks - metal waste pose a serious risk to the environment. Their transport and disposal generate high costs for the companies, especially heavy ones (lead, cadmium).
Fortunately, pieces of metal and aluminum cans can be recycled and thus it is possible to earn money on the generated waste. To facilitate this process, it is best to use balers for cans and containers with a high press force, which will easily reduce the volume of waste. The residual liquid will be removed from the baler through its special draining system. It is also very important that the material is compacted already at the beginning of the bale production because the balers for metals should have a long stroke, in order to make the ready bales durable and compact.
Compacting aluminum with the use of appropriate machines also means segregation of waste in a safe way, as well as optimizing the working time of company employees. What's more, compacted bales can then be sold.

Baler PC24 HD - bale of compacted cans

Bramidan Baler PC24 HD and ready bale of compacted cans

Baler X30 - bale of compacted cans

Bramidan Baler X30 - and ready bale of compacted cans

4. Compacting organic waste

Do you run a business in the food - or hotel industry, meaning you have to deal with organic waste from production or processing of food in solid and liquid form? This type of waste not only takes up space and increases transport costs, but also quickly decomposes.
Our dedicated machines can handle the majority of organic waste; they work well in various types of processing companies (e.g. dairy products and other food preparations).

Unusual waste requires the selection of appropriate and professional machines for their disposal

Compaction of metal, clothing or drums can bring entrepreneurs huge business benefits; if you want to learn more about how your company can take advantage of an investment in a baler or press, please contact us.

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