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What is a Manual Rubbish Compactor?

Manual rubbish compactors require physical pressure to be applied by hand to compact waste and make it easier to handle. Here we will explore what uses a manual compactor has, highlight the dangers present when using one, and compare it to other waste compaction machines that use photocell sensors. Manual compactors come in a variety […]
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Baler Consumables: What’s on Offer?

The key benefit to balers is the money-saving aspect of dealing with a high quantity of waste at one time or at a consistent rate. To ensure that your baler operates smoothly and effectively, it is important to use high-quality consumables. At Compact & Bale we’ve partnered with Europe’s leading manufacturers in an effort to […]
Back view of the grey CB65X baler. Two bright green panels can be seen at the back of the machine to the right.

What is the Best Baler for Bad Weather?

When you have work to do but it’s pouring with rain, the last thing you need is to be standing stock still outside, soaked from head to toe, loading a vertical baler with a small loading aperture / feed chamber, only to spend more time watching the process of baling than actually loading the machine. […]

How Do You Bale Cardboard?

With the range of cardboard balers we stock, the optimal way to create a bale stays relatively consistent. In this way, as long as you know how the process works, baling cardboard can become second nature. In some of our product pages a video demonstration is available to show you how to load, operate, and […]

How Could a Generator Benefit a Mobile Baler?

What are the possibilities of using a generator to power a mobile baler? In this article, we will explore the many benefits and uses of a generator in this way, as well as the optimum environments for such a combination of machinery. With mobile balers comes the ability to take them on the road, perhaps […]

What is the Best Commercial Food Compactor?

When it comes to compacting food, the types of clients usually looking to buy are those overwhelmed by the amount of waste on their premises which if left unchecked, can contribute to illness, bad odours and overflowing bins. This can extend from coffee shops to restaurants and beyond to festivals where food is thrown away […]

How Do I Choose the Right Waste Compactor?

The right waste compactor for your business will be different to the right compactor for somebody else’s business. It all depends on your needs; so ask yourself: “Why do I need a compactor?”Our range of compactors differ from one to the next and with so much to choose from, the pressure to make the correct […]

What Are the Best Box Compactors?

When considering the ‘best’ box compactors, you may think of the compactor with the highest amount of pressure; a compactor that saves on space and time. Here we will take a look at the variety of cardboard box compactors we offer, each specialised in different ways to deliver the best service. What matters is what […]
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Waste Compactors: What Are the Differences?

The distinction between waste compactors is important when deciding what to use for your business. There are a number of factors to consider and because of this, there are compactors for all needs. But what are the differences? The first thing you may want to establish before looking into compactors is what sort of waste […]

How Do You Make a Cardboard Bale?

Making a cardboard bale varies depending on the baler, although the method is relatively similar across the board. Let’s run down some of the typical cardboard balers and address how to go about creating the optimal bale. AutoLoadBaler The AutoLoadBaler comes equipped with a cart to dispense waste into before it’s loaded into the baler […]

What Are the top Dos and Don’ts of Baler Safety?

Balers are designed to be easy to use, cutting down on technical jargon and long manuals with diagrams for a thousand buttons. At the end of the day, if you’ve employed the use of a baler for your business the odds of taking a large amount of time to pour over lengthy instructions are slim […]

What is the Best Compactor to Buy?

The best compactor for you depends entirely on your needs and the needs of your business. You wouldn’t buy a large skip compactor if you were working from home; equally you wouldn’t opt for an in-bin compactor for a large construction site. In this way, what is best is circumstantial. Let’s say you work out […]

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Estimated Weekly Volumes

Based on a 50kg per m3 material density
Visual Size Guide
1100L bin
55kg approx.
8 yard skip
300kg approx.
16 yard skip
600kg approx.
40 yard skip
1500kg approx.