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How to Make a Cardboard Bale

May 24, 2019 | Vulcan, Inc.
How to Make a Cardboard Bale

For a business that goes through a lot of cardboard on a day to day basis, baling that cardboard up for recycling is a common task. While experienced workers will have this task down to a science, it can be a little intimidating if you are just getting started. Let’s walk through some of the basics of how to make a cardboard bale in this post. When you need to order equipment or supplies for baling tasks at your business, be sure to contact Vulcan Wire for assistance.

Break Down the Boxes

You aren’t going to be able to make a proper bale until your cardboard boxes are broken down into flat pieces. This will likely be the most time-consuming part of the job, as you’ll need to work through each box by hand to pull apart any connections and flatten it out nicely. Your work probably doesn’t need to be perfect to come away with a nice and tidy bale, but spend enough time on the job to leave yourself with an organized pile of cardboard.

Cut to Size

The pieces of cardboard you wish to include in your bale are going to need to fit within the size limitations of your baler. Knowing what those dimensions are before you start, be sure to monitor any large boxes that you break down and cut them to size, as necessary. It should be fairly easy to cut down the size of your cardboard pieces using a box cutter, but always be careful and use any necessary safety equipment.

Managing the Size of the Bale

In addition to the size of the cardboard that goes into the baler, you’ll need to think about any size restrictions that will govern the bale as a whole. Assuming this bale is going to be picked up or hauled away for recycling, are there any restrictions on how big or small it can be?

You don’t want to create a bale that will only need to be undone in the end because it is too big to go through the next step of processing. Of course, you are also limited by the size of bales that your baler can produce, so get to know your machine and learn how to read when it is full.

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