Horizontal Balers and Vertical Balers

By: Greg Pierce

Balers have become a necessity as the world of business is changing the way they do things into an environment friendly way making recycling an essential practice. Not so long ago recyclable materials were considered waste. Nowadays these materials are now classified as valuable which makes their effective management a necessity.

Balers can fill this requirement for recycling management. These machines can compact large numbers of materials for recycling such as cardboard, PET bottles, tin or aluminum cans, etc. making them suitable for handling, transporting, & storing. They also aid in complying with recycling parameters in the locality such as the proper disposal of reusables in large bulks. Some local laws prohibit disposal through garbage bags or pickup trucks.

Not counting the benefits it does to the environment, baling machines turns in profits from recycling. Not only is the compression a speedy and easy process but it also makes the materials more manageable, thus, increasing your efficiency.


Balers do not encourage internal theft especially if the mode of operation goes something like throwing some materials outside the premises then picking it up after office hours. This is because the baler itself acts as the storage bin releasing the bales only during transport.

In general, there are two types of baling machines being used in recycling-vertical balers and horizontal ones. The machines are differentiated by the way they compact the material.

Vertical balers get loaded frontally. They make the compaction from top to bottom and have manual operation. These balers are suitably indicated for supermarkets, retail stores, textile factories, or any other manufacturing company that turns out minimal quantities of materials for recycling.

Horizontal balers do the loading from the top through a forklift or a conveyor belt. They are fully automated and compact from two opposing sides. They are suitable for factories that turn out large volumes of recyclable materials. These machines have an output of sixty tons or more in an hour.

There are specialized factories for industrial machines that make these balers from many parts of the world. Usually because of cheap labor, China is on top of these countries. And thanks to the Internet, you can also find dealers for baling machines through online retailers which is not a hard task.

Vertical Balers
Vertical Balers