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"Can I bale that?": 4 unusual types of waste that our machinery can handle  

28 June, 2023

While cardboard and plastic are the most common waste types handled by balers, Bramidan machinery can also handle the more unusual material as well. Curious to know which waste types these balers can handle? 

Let's explore 4 different waste types that our machines compact and manage with ease.

Empty aluminium cans and clothes

1. Empty drums with the DP16

Due to their size and hazardous contents, drums pose a specific waste challenge to your business and environment at large. With tricky oil residue and other substances at the bottom of the drum, ensuring appropriate disposal of drums is both a responsible and pro-ecological necessity.

In 2023 more than ever, customers prioritize the ethical practices of their preferred companies and brands. To showcase your commitment to proper waste management, our vertical balers offer an opportunity to connect with conscientious consumers.

While it is possible to dispose of used drums by throwing them into a container, this approach proves inefficient due to the significant space they occupy.

Here's where the DP16 comes in.

So, how does the drum press work?

Designed specifically for compacting oil drums and non-explosive drums, the DP16 is equipped with special spikes to puncture and allow the release of accumulated air.

Compacting the drum reduces its volume by up to 90%, enabling safe transportation, disposal, or potential re-sell. With the DP16, your compacted drums can generate additional income because of their second-hand value.

Drum Press DP16 - loading the drum

Bramidan Drum Press DP16 woman loading the drum

Drum Press DP16 - removing the compacted drum 

Bramidan Drum press DP16 woman removes compacted drums

2. Clothes and Textiles with the B4

From second-hand clothing to production plants, clothing and textiles take up a ton of space. In today's clothing industry, conscious use of raw materials is gaining momentum. 

As a result, our B4 balers have become increasingly popular in the merchandise sector.

The B4, part of our line of small, vertical balers, efficiently reduces space taken up by clothes.

Also Read: Small vs. Large Balers

With no retainers inside the chamber, the B4 ensures garments remain undamaged. Whether you manage a small or large warehouse, a B-Series baler enables easy compaction of various textiles for seamless transportation and space optimization.

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 and Metal Waste with Galvanized Balers

Did you know that aluminum is one of the most recyclable forms of waste?

And yet -- metal waste poses a significant environmental risk. The transportation and disposal of aluminum cans or industrial metal waste incur substantial costs for companies, particularly for heavier metals like lead and cadmium.

To streamline this process, we recommended using a galvanized baler, like the X30 HD or PC24 HD.

With a high press force, both galvanized balers efficiently reduce waste volume and feature a specialized draining system to remove any residual liquid. Since it is crucial to compact the material at the onset of bale production, our balers possess an elongated stroke to ensure durable, tightly-packed bales.

Read More: Where to place your Baler

Compacting aluminum waste, like cans from the brewing or restaurant industry, enables safe waste organization and optimizes the labor of employees within your company. Moreover, compacted bales can be sold to your local recycling plant, presenting additional income for your company.

PC24 HD - bale of compacted aluminum cans

Bramidan Baler PC24 HD and ready bale of compacted cans

Galvanized X30 Model - bale of compacted aluminum cans

Bramidan Baler X30 - and ready bale of compacted cans

4. Organic waste with a Self-Contained Compactor

If you're involved in the food industry, you're familiar with organic food waste, in both solid and liquid form.

The challenge? Organic waste occupies space and increases your transportation costs, while decomposing rapidly and producing obnoxious odors.

The solution? Self-contained compactors, designed to handle a wide range of organic waste (i.e. dairy products and other food services).

By processing the waste through a self-contained compactor, organic waste undergoes a significant reduction in both volume and weight. With the inclusion of a drainage pipe beneath the machine, effective liquid removal is achieved, allowing for separation of solid and liquid waste.

Wet Waste before Compaction

Screw Compactor for wet waste

Wet Waste after Compaction

Compacted milk cartons

Unusual Waste requires Special Attention

It's easy to "just throw away" your waste material, even though there is the right machine for every job. Even if you're concerned about the safety of our machinery, our dedicated sales team is here to walk you through the research, order, and installation of your machine.

Want to find out more? Give us a call or an email; we're here to provide you with all the information and help you need.

Let's find the machine for you, your business, and the planet.

Kristian Buur

Head of Sales, North America

phone312 261 6006

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