Although a material most council recycling bins have on their excluded list there are places that can process it further, be it granulation or chemical baths to dissolve it, or densifiers. It is generally a waste that for businesses generating polystyrene waste requires a specific arrangement with a waste management company. Baling polystyrene has some distinct advantages:

  • Prevents the material from breaking up and being carried away by the wind.
  • Reduced on-site storage and transport costs.
  • No heat or fumes generated during the baling operation.
  • Minimal operator input, load the polystyrene and let the baler do the work
  • Easier transport of polystyrene to repurposing facilities.
  • Regain on-site space
  • More appealing for waste management companies to collect solid bales of polystyrene.

It is always advisable to ensure polystyrene that is intended for baling or further processing is fully cleaned, especially if it has been used for food storage as any contaminants will adversely affect its ability to be reused.

Versions of popular Gradeall balers are available with stronger rams to ensure that polystyrene bales are fully compressed producing strong dense bales. Contact us to discuss your polystyrene baling requirements.

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