Choosing the right cardboard recycling machine for your business may seem overwhelming. With so many configurations, options, and manufacturers to choose from, it can be difficult to know which one will suit the needs of your operation and fit within your budget. Choose something too light-duty, and breaking down cardboard for recycling may become a hassle. Select something more robust than you need, and you could end up overpaying for unused capacity or features.
Cardboard Recycling Machines for High-Volume Operations
If you operate in a recycling center, grocery, or retail business that gets lots of volume of cardboard all of the time, there are several options to meet your needs.
If the quantity of cardboard warrants it, a horizontal baler would be the most efficient way to mitigate the large volume. Adding features like auto-tie of the bale would increase efficiency even more. With a horizontal baler, you could expect your cardboard bales to be 30” X 60” X up to 48” (762 mm x 1524 mm x up to 1219 mm) and weigh between 1,000 -1,200 Pounds (454 Kg – 544 Kg).
If you have larger volume, but a horizontal baler is too big or expensive to get the job done under budget, Harmony’s M60CB Vertical Cardboard Baler is the industry standard in a 60″ cardboard baler. The wide 60” x 24” opening allows cardboard to be loaded directly without breaking it down. It’s short cycle time allows for efficient, mill-sized bales to be made every time. Unlike our competitors, the quiet strap eject system and front-side ejection provides a safe and convenient way to extract the bales from this innovative cardboard recycling machine.
Cardboard Baling for Low-Volume Businesses
If your operation does not get as much cardboard, we would want to work with you to determine if the amount of cardboard you currently throw in the waste stream might warrant the purchase or rental of a baler. We would also encourage you to consider the negative environmental impact created by throwing away cardboard. In most cases, recycling, even if done over time, creates additional revenue, while improving the environment, and abiding by most new local waste handling laws.
A proven and affordable solution to this scenario is Harmony’s M30STD Vertical Baler. This gem of a baler creates 24″ x 30″ x up to 25″ (610 mm x 762 mm x up to 640 mm) bales. The two stage pump is energy efficient. Potentially damaging hydraulic shock and drift-back have been eliminated through the use of a unique hydraulic valve and special internal seals.
Best Cardboard Recycling Machines for Limited Space
If you don’t have a lot of room to put a cardboard recycling machine, or operate within a smaller area such as an apartment or high-rise building, here are a couple of space AND money-saving options:
- Harmony’s M60MD Vertical Low Profile Baler is a high capacity vertical baler that fits under a standard 8′ ceiling. It produces the same consistent 60″ mill-sized bale as our other quality balers, but allows you to do so in low profile operational areas! Bale dimensions are 30″ x 60″ x up to 30″ High (762mm x 1520mm up to 762mm) and weigh 700-800 lbs. (318-408 kg) in corrugated cardboard.
- Our M42BC Vertical Stockroom Baler is the cardboard recycling machine that fits through a standard 3′ x 7′ doorway and rolls on casters! This plug and play baler also works under a normal 8′ ceiling. The M42BC makes 22″ x 42″ x up to 30″ (560mm x 1067mm x up to 762mm) by up to 180 lbs. or corrugated cardboard.
Cardboard Baling & Recycling Machines for Large Packaging
What if your business has huge boxes or sheets of cardboard? Harmony has the solution for that, too! Our M72HD High Density Vertical Baler is the most productive vertical retail baler on the market today. It’s incredibly fast 29 second cycle time and large 40 x 72 x 40 inch charge chamber allows it to bale over 2,000 lbs. of cardboard per hour. The massive 7 inch cylinder and 20 horsepower heavy-duty motor combine to produce 40″ x 72″x up to 40″ (102cm x 183cm x Up to 102cm) and up to 1,300 lbs. (590 kg) or corrugated cardboard.
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Harmony provides innovative cardboard recycling machine solutions for every business need. If you would like to learn more about any of our 40 products or services, or need help deciding which cardboard recycling machine is best for you, Contact Us, or call our knowledgeable sales staff at 507-886-6666 today!