Our Balers Help Tucson Recycle & Compact Waste

Commit to the environment with our waste management solutions. Simplify recycling with cutting-edge equipment for a greener city and sustainable future.

Tuscon — or should we say Tucson — is the second most misspelled city in the States. It is pronounced too-son which makes everything a little bit more confusing. Seeking a little sunshine? With 350 days of sunshine a year, Tucson is the sunniest city in the United States. Tucson has been rated as having the third cleanest air of any city in the United States according to the American Lung Association. Breathe easy knowing your lung are processing pure clean Tucson air.

Both stark and beautiful in its contrasts, Tucson is a wonder to behold. To help with their recycling scene, the city finds help in Bramidan’s line of equipment. 

Recycling Rates in Tucson Offset by High Contamination

The high recycling rate in Tucson, AZ — 90% of residents in the city and 92% outside where Waste Management provides the service — is offset by its 20% contamination rate, says Sherri Ludlam, environmental specialist with the city’s Environmental Services Department. That means 20% of what ends up in recycling bins should go in the trash. “It’s much higher than we would like,” Ludlum told the Daily Star, adding, “15 % is the industry standard.”

At ReCommunity Inc., the machinery has to be shut down every three hours in a workday so the contaminants can be cleaned out. “We process 200 tons of material a day in an eight- to nine-hour shift,” Manager Doug Jennings said. “Three times a day, we clean out the wrappage, the plastic bags, the Garden hoses, the ropes, the cords, anything that can wrap up around a shaft.”

Recyclable Sorted and Compressed
ReCommunity, which has had the city contract since 2012, can separate glass, cans, plastics, paper and cardboard automatically. Sensors separate aluminum from heavier metals and from plastic and glass. At the end, the materials are compressed and bundled to be sent to the various locations where they will be processed for reuse. 

Bramidan and its channel partners are helping to keep waste streams uncontaminated by separating recyclables at the source. The Ritz Dove Mountain is a great example. The luxury resort installed a B6030 and saved thousands of dollars in its first few months of use. Spearheaded by Jesse Long, a complete analysis of the savings was presented to Marriott management showing that their efforts which included the Bramidan baler were wildly successful and are helping ecologically and economically.

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Bramidan offers various machines for different waste fractions and volumes of waste.

Vertical Balers

Space-efficient balers for direct disposal at the source, ideal for compacting waste.

Horizontal Balers

Continuous loading machines for large-scale waste, producing horizontal bales with customizable features.


Customizable, mobile or stationary compactors for efficient waste management, creating condensed bales to suit various needs.

Why Bramidan Balers?

  • Eco-Friendly: Sort your waste and embrace recycling to contribute to a healthier planet.
  • Safety in Mind: Fully compliant with ANSI and OSHA standards for your peace of mind.
  • Innovative Tech: Benefit from BRA-IN monitoring and remote control assistance for effortless operation.
  • Reduce Expenses: Embrace our cost-saving solutions for handling your waste more efficiently.
  • Built to Last: Rely on our durable machines, designed for dependable daily waste compaction.

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Find the Right Baler for You

Deciding between a vertical or horizontal baler for your needs can be challenging, but you don’t have to make that decision alone.

Reach out to our expert sales team today!

We guide you through the selection process, ensuring you find the perfect machine tailored to your company’s specific waste handling requirements.

Machines for heavy-duty compaction

Need high-density bales? Compact your waste in vertical balers from our X-series: strong, durable, and constructed with internal cross cylinders.

Continuous waste feeding

Large volumes of waste? Use a horizontal baler for continuous feeding and bale ejection.

Benefits of Baling

For nearly 50 years, we have designed balers while staying attuned to the customer’s needs. Today, we offer balers featuring state-of-art technology, with the some of the highest safety and value on the market.
  • Financial Flexibility: Explore our financing and rental opportunities tailored to fit your budget.
  • Updated Technology: Benefit from updated technology and remote-controlled assistance.
  • Enhanced Workspace: Elevate the working environment for your team.
  • Commit To Safety: Trust in our balers, rigorously designed to keep you safe.

One of the Quietest Machines on the Market

Quiet Operation, for a Better Working Environment

57-60 dB
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