Going Green and Saving Green: How Cardboard Balers and Bale Route Hauling Benefit Your Business

July 3, 2023

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As more businesses look for ways to reduce their environmental footprint and save on costs, implementing sustainable practices like recycling can help achieve both goals.

However, simply recycling cardboard isn’t enough to maximize the benefits. One solution for growing companies? Buying or renting a cardboard baler and utilizing a bale route hauling service.

Cardboard Balers Make Recycling Easier and Safer

A cardboard baler is a machine used to compact cardboard and paper products into tightly packed bales that are easier to transport and recycle. By compacting the materials, the baler reduces the amount of space they take up, which can result in significant savings on waste disposal costs. A heavy duty baler, for instance, can reduce the volume of cardboard up to 10:1.

Baling cardboard and paper products can help reduce your waste disposal costs by up to 50% or more. With a baler, you can reduce the number of pickups required and avoid paying for additional waste containers.

There are also environmental and safety benefits. Baling and recycling reduces the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. And baling keeps your workplace cleaner and safer by reducing the amount of loose paper and cardboard that can accumulate, possibly creating a fire hazard.

Equipment maintenance, lack of space, and employee training might be seen as a barrier to using a baler but a commercial recycler can help overcome these challenges.

Bale Route Hauling Is the Next Step

Bale route hauling is a service that picks up bales of cardboard and paper from your business and transports them for recycling. Commercial recycling companies can provide the baling equipment and sometimes pay you for the baled material.

Implementing a bale route hauling service is a matter of convenience for companies.

The commercial recycling provider does the work, leaving employees to focus on other revenue generating tasks. Not having to transport baled materials also saves on a company’s transportation costs. Using a commercial recycler can also provide an additional revenue stream for a business.

Knowing that recycled materials are used to produce new products – like toilet tissue or paper towels – reducing the need for virgin materials and conserving natural resources is a win for the environment too.

Commercial Cardboard Recycling Solutions

FV Recycling is able to recycle a wide variety of cardboard products, including pre- and post-consumer boxes, bales, and loose cardboard. The need for such material is great. The EPA estimates that of the 69 million tons of waste recycled annually in the United States, more than 65 percent is fiber-based.

The bulk cardboard that piles up in a facility and takes up valuable space can be diverted to recycling facilities and turned into new products, reducing waste and helping businesses achieve their sustainability goals.

Whether you’re a manufacturer, retailer, grocer, distribution center, or any other type of business who needs to recycle cardboard material, there is always a way to improve on current processes to maximize efficiency and profit.

Flexible Baling Solutions for Companies

Baling is not a one size fits all proposition. Maybe you need to dispose of a small amount of recycling, or maybe you have a full load. Maybe you want to buy a baler, or perhaps you just need to rent one.

FV Recycling offers flexible cardboard bale pickup services, and provides more frequent hauling for facilities with limited storage space. For those companies who want to bale in-house, FV Recycling is an authorized dealer for several baler manufacturers, offering purchase or rental options with lease and financing flexibility, delivery, installation, preventive maintenance, and expert repairs from experienced technicians with over 25 years of experience.

What Is Your Baling Need?

With the convenience and cost savings provided by balers and bale route hauling services, it’s an easy and effective way to make a positive impact on your business and the environment.

FV Recycling can provide you with a free, full audit of your facility to identify areas where your company can reduce waste, save money and increase efficiency. Contact us today to learn more about our auditing services and how we can help your business become more sustainable.