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What Happens to Old Baling Wire?

January 1, 1970 | Vulcan, Inc.

It’s unlikely that you are aware that baling wire is an essential part of the recycling industry. Bale ties are used to tie down bales of recyclable material in a safe and neat manner. Without baling wire, the entire recycling industry would function drastically differently. Many people believe it would be more challenging for recycling companies to collect bulk amounts of recyclable material any other way. So what exactly happens to old baling wire? That’s what we will be discussing further. 

To learn more about why recycling baling wire is so important read here.

Baling Wire Gets Recycled

Baling wire is recycled because of how it is used to tie down recyclable material. It is made from steel or iron and therefore is very suitable for use at a recycling scrapyard. It’s extremely important that all businesses recycle their baling wire and there are a multitude of benefits.

Why It’s Important to Recycle Baling Wire

In many countries worldwide, there is a strong push towards a more sustainable future, and a big part of that is recycling and managing waste better. Of course, there is a lot of room for improvement. But overall, recycling as a whole has seen a major increase in popularity by the greater population. Here are the major reasons why it’s important to recycle old baling wire (and scrap metal in general).

Preserving Natural Resources

Did you know there is such a thing as a baling wire waste audit? It’s a thing for a reason! It may seem like a pretty small thing, but by helping ensure baling wire is recycled among other scrap metals, the world will slowly see less waste which preserves natural resources.

Infinite Use

All metals are 100% recyclable. Regardless of whether it’s a nonferrous or ferrous metal, it’s recyclable. So metal is one of the only raw materials that can be recycled infinitely without its chemical makeup affected.

Reduce Carbon Emissions

The target in mind is “zero to landfill”. Businesses need to take recycling seriously and think about their footprint. It’s essential to reduce pollution levels in order to maintain the world we live in.

How Old Baling Wire is Reused

Old baling wire can come back as a variety of different things. Here are some examples. 

Arts & Crafts

Particularly on a farm or ranch, baling wire is a great crafting material and is used a lot by fishermen and other outdoor workers who find it handy for stringing various items together. 

Fishing

Yes, that’s right. Old baling wire often comes back as part of a fishing line. Maybe your fishing rod at home is made from it. 

Repairs

When it comes to fence or boat dock repair, baling wire is perfect due to the fact the metal string is able to both wrap and tighten. You can even use specialized wire-twisting pliers to make everything easier.

How to Get Started With Recycling

If you aren’t in the warehousing industry, you can get a recycle bin as part of your weekly trash pickup pretty easily by inquiring into what your local area has to offer. For warehouses, having trucks come and pick up bales and large amounts of recyclables is different, but getting the process started is rather similar. Just look into what other warehouses in your local area are doing and make an informed decision. It’s often very cost-effective. 
Old baling wire needs to be recycled and so does all of your warehouse’s scrap metal and plastic. It’s just the right thing to do. If you are interested in purchasing baling wire, you can request a quote based on your unique needs.

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