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What Recycling Materials Can Be Baled?

January 1, 1970 | Vulcan, Inc.
What Recycling Materials Can Be Baled?

In any business that handles large amounts of recyclable materials, baling likely plays a key role. Baling allows businesses to efficiently dispose of their recyclable materials and reduce overall recycling costs. However, not all recycling materials can be baled, so it’s important for business owners and employees to know what these items are.

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Recyclable Products That Can be Baled

Below are recyclable products that you can bale:

Cartons

Carton products are similar to cardboard in their appearance, use, and construction. While cardboard is made from corrugated fiberboard, carton is typically made from paperboard. When constructed, carton traps air inside of it which adds to its structure and ability to store goods. Carton is perfect for baling, as the process of baling can reduce the volume of carton through compression.

Paper Products

All types of products that are paper-based can be baled. This includes standard document-type paper, books, magazines, newspapers, cardboard, and more. Just like carton, cardboard should always undergo baling, so the air trapped within the fiberboard is eliminated. Other paper products can be easily baled for optimal recycling.

Electronic Product Waste

For those who don’t deal with electronic products often, it may come as a surprise that e-waste can be baled. Electronic products are often full of complex parts that require a certain amount of space from other parts. Thus, electronic products have a significant amount of volume that baling can help eliminate.

Plastics

Recyclable plastic should always be baled. Plastics take up a lot of volume, and when the products aren’t compressed, the volume increases recycling costs and headaches. What’s more, through the baling process, plastics maintain their quality and can still be recycled properly. This is because the shape of plastic never matters, as they’ll be melted down and reused.

Non-Ferrous Metals

Any metal that doesn’t contain iron is considered a non-ferrous metal. For example, aluminum cans, copper wires, and lead products are all non-ferrous. These metallic materials can be easily baled, and they should be baled, as they’re expensive and sought after.   

Textiles

Textile goods can also undergo baling to ease the recycling process. The baling itself is easy, as textiles are soft and flexible. You do not need a powerful baler or strong ties like you would for other less-pliable materials.

Tires

Tires and similar rubber products can also be baled. However, these products require strong wire and a stronger baler than textiles. Tires are strong products, but they take up a lot of space. Putting tires and similar goods through a baler will end up saving a significant amount of space. 

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It’s important to know what recycling materials can be baled. However, no matter the type of product you’re baling, you need to use the right baling wires. Different materials require different types and strengths of ties. To learn more about what’s right for your business, contact Vulcan Wire today.

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