ARE YOU A NATIONWIDE COMPANY?
Bale-Tek provides national coverage with our headquarters situated in London, along with offices and maintenance facilities located in Essex, the Midlands, Yorkshire, South Wales and the South West. We also have a large comprehensive network of service providers all over the UK so we can offer reliable services and competitive pricing to national accounts.
DO WE HAVE TO PURCHASE THE EQUIPMENT OUTRIGHT?
Of course this option is available but also we offer a number of flexible rental or lease purchase options over short or longer term periods. By renting the equipment offers better tax relief and more importantly an instant impact on your cost saving.
HOW WILL I KNOW WHAT BALER OR COMPACTOR TO CHOOSE FOR MY APPLICATION?
A member of our sales team will assist in making the right choice for you, they will visit site to measure waste volume outputs and types of materials generated and offer the best equipment for the task. Please contact us for a free waste audit.
WILL IT COST ME MORE BECAUSE OF EQUIPMENT INVESTMENT?
No, by segregating materials from your general waste stream for recycling you are saving on ever increasing disposal/landfill cost and reduce transport frequency along with reaping a return for the baled material. The payback or rental cost of equipment is minimal compared to these saving.
ARE THE COMPACTORS & BALERS SAFE TO USE?
Yes, 100%. All our equipment is CE approved and fully EU Health & Safety Compliant. On installation full training is provided on the use of equipment and all operatives are then certificated. Organization such as schools, colleges and hospitals utilise our equipment where safety is vital.
WHY BALE MY MATERIAL FOR RECYCLING AND NOT JUST PLACE IT IN BIN OR SKIPS?
By baling your recyclable material at source we can collect your materials and send them direct to the mill to be re-processed and you will therefore reap the materials rebate direct. In waste containers such as skips or bins the material will require baling by the collection company before it can be sent for re-processing. The majority of these collections will incur a charge with no rebate due to transport and handling cost.
In essence we are “cutting the middle man out
DO I NEED A LOT OF SPACE TO STORE MATERIAL?
No, we can offer you collections on a small number of bales and still provide a return. We appreciate that space is a premium and therefore our customers can utilise their area more productively.
MY CARDBOARD WASTE IS CONTAMINATED WITH STICKERS AND SELLOTAPE, CAN IT STILL BE RECYCLED?
Yes our re-processors will not mind a small amount of contamination and due to our broad network of re-processors we will find a viable outlet for almost any material
HOW WILL I KNOW WHEN MY COMPACTOR IS FULL AND NOT CALLING FOR A COLLECTION TO EARLY?
Our compactors are coupled with a 80% pre-full & 100% full warning system so you are guaranteed maximum container payloads ensuring a minimum collection frequency.
CAN ONLY AUTHORISED PERSONNEL OPERATE EQUIPMENT?
Yes, all equipment can be isolated with a key switch or on the isolator. All doors and loading apertures can be locked for safety and to prevent fly tipping along with vandal proof lockable covers on control panels.
DO I HAVE TO TAKE LABELS OFF PLASTIC FILM FOR THEM TO BE RECYCLED?
No, these can be processed for recycling attached to the film.
CAN POLYSTYRENE BE RECYCLED?
Polystyrene can be recycled into a number uses. It can be remolded into new polystyrene products, or recycled to produce new products entirely such as a hardwood replacement for garden furniture or slate replacement for roof tiles. Our polystyrene compactor will reduce the product down 40:1 into dense bricks that makes it economical for us to transport and in most cases provide a rebate.
WHY BUY A WASTE BALER?
A Baler is the best method for collecting material to be recycled. Recycling centres prefer material to be baled for easy handling. Most recyclers will give you a better price for your waste material baled than loose. The baling of waste material has become popular in recent years due to the ever increasing price of landfill in most first world countries. Other reasons for buying a baler include: saving storage space, providing a safer and more hygienic area and helping the environment.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PNEUMATIC AND HYDRAULIC BALING PRESS?
Pneumatic balers are air operated by a compressor and air operated cylinders. Hydraulic balers are operated through a pump and electric motor using hydraulic cylinders and are usually more powerful and reliable .Most manufacturers including Bale-Tek offer the hydraulic baler option.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WASTE COMPACTOR AND A BALER?
Waste compactors are used compress a large amount of mixed waste into a contained area to be picked up and collected by your waste collector. This process means that waste does not have to be sorted by the business but is a more expressive option of recycling; also there is a higher chance of contaminating materials such as cardboard or plastic making them unrecyclable. Balers are used by a business to take valuable material out of their waste stream and sort them into bales for collection; this takes down the cost of waste disposal and makes your material easier to recycle and has a lower carbon footprint.
CAN I USE A BALE-TEK BALER TO BALE CLOTHING?
All of our balers can bale clothing but our small balers are most popular for this process. The reason for this is the size of the bale suits the handling of clothing.
CAN I USE MY BALE-TEK BALERS OUTSIDE?
While all of Bale-Tek waste / recycling equipment is suitable for outdoor operation; it is recommended that the machine is located indoors or in a covered area. Doing so will increase the working life of the machine.
WHEN SHOULD I BUY A HORIZONTAL BALER?
A horizontal baler should be considered when paper or cardboard quantities exceed over 150 tons in a month. This is only a rough indicator and it would be best to contact us or one of our distributors to audit your waste disposal needs.