How to Choose the Right Plastic Baler Machine?

By:     Kieran Donnelly

At Gradeall, we are innovators in designing and manufacturing high-performing waste management solutions. We are committed to helping businesses efficiently manage their plastic waste and contribute to a more sustainable future.

With our range of high-quality plastic balers and waste management machinery, we empower organisations to optimise their waste management processes, reduce costs, and make a positive environmental impact.


In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of plastic balers, offer expert insights, and provide valuable tips to help you choose the right baler machine for your recycling needs.

Join us as we delve into the world of plastic balers and discover how Gradeall can revolutionise your waste management process.

Why Invest in a Plastic Baler?

Plastic baler machines offer several benefits for businesses and organisations involved in plastic waste management. Here are some key advantages of using a baler machine on site:

Efficient Space Utilisation

Plastic balers compress plastic waste into dense and compact bales, significantly reducing the volume of the material. This results in efficient space utilisation, as the baled plastic takes up much less room than loose or unprocessed plastic waste. It allows businesses to optimise their storage space, making room for other essential operations.

Cost Savings

By compacting plastic waste with a baler, businesses can save on waste disposal costs. Baled plastic takes up less space, reducing the frequency of waste collections and decreasing transportation and hauling expenses.

Environmental Sustainability

Plastic baler machines also promote eco-friendly practices by facilitating the recycling of plastic waste. Compacted plastic bales are easier to handle, transport, and store, making it more convenient to send them to recycling facilities.

By diverting plastic waste from landfills and encouraging primary recycling, balers contribute to environmental sustainability and reduce the carbon footprint associated with plastic disposal.

Time and Labour Efficiency

Plastic baler machines streamline the waste management process, saving time and labour. The machines automate the compression and baling process, requiring minimal intervention. This allows employees to focus on other productive tasks, enhancing operational efficiency within the organisation.

Improved Safety and Cleanliness

Handling loose plastic waste can pose safety risks, as it may be sharp or contain hazardous materials. Plastic balers provide a safer waste management solution by compacting and binding the plastic waste into secure bales. This reduces the risk of injuries and promotes a cleaner and safer work environment.

How to choose the right plastic baler?

When considering a plastic baler machine, it’s important to evaluate your specific requirements, such as the volume and types of plastic waste generated, available space, and budget.

By investing in a high-quality baler machine, businesses can enjoy the benefits of efficient waste management, cost savings, environmental sustainability, and improved operational efficiency. Here are some key factors to consider.

The volume of plastic waste

Assess the volume of plastic waste that your facility generates. Plastic balers come in various sizes and capacities, so it’s important that you select one that can keep pace with your waste production.

Type of plastic waste

You also need to evaluate the type of waste plastic that you need to process. Rigid plastics for example are much harder to compress and require more force, soft plastics on the other hand are more pliable and easier to compress. Ensure you select a baler that can handle your specific needs.

Space and Installation

Measure the available space in your facility to ensure the baler fits comfortably. Consider access to loading docks or areas where the baler will be installed. Some balers require additional space for feeding and ejecting the plastic waste. Ensure that you have a clear understanding of the installation requirements, including electrical and safety considerations.

Safety Features

Look for balers with safety features installed to protect operators and prevent accidents. These may include emergency stop buttons, safety interlocks, safety cages, and warning systems. At Gradeall, all of our machinery prioritises the safety of your employees.

Baler Type

There are different types of plastic balers available, including vertical balers, horizontal balers, and two-ram balers. Vertical balers are suitable for smaller volumes of plastic waste, while horizontal balers are designed for higher capacities and industrial applications.

Plastic Baling Machine Price

The cost of a baler will vary depending on the machine specifications, operational extras and delivery site location. For an accurate price that’s based on your waste management requirements, be sure to get in touch with a member of the Gradeall team.

Types of Plastic Balers

Gradeall is a renowned industry leader specialising in the design and manufacturing of high-quality balers. With a commitment to innovation and sustainability, Gradeall offers businesses efficient and reliable solutions for their plastic waste management needs.

Our expertly designed balers optimise waste disposal processes while minimising storage space requirements. From compact vertical balers to large-scale horizontal balers, Gradeall delivers durable and efficient machinery that enables businesses to efficiently compress and bale plastic waste.

G-Eco 50T

The G-Eco 50T is a twin chamber baler. It offers a compact solution designed to revolutionise the waste disposal of cardboard, paper and soft plastic. With a sliding head housing the hydraulic power pack and ram, this baler effortlessly transitions between chambers, leaving one free for loading while the other is in bale mode.

The G-eco 50T produces neat and uniform bales of recyclable material weighing up to 50kg, simplifying storage and transportation to recycling centres. This twin chamber baler is particularly advantageous for businesses with limited space, such as retailers, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and hotels.

Not only does it facilitate waste sorting and labelling, but it also increases baling efficiency, accelerates sorting processes, enhances transportation effectiveness, and offers the potential for customization with additional chambers or operational extras.

G-Eco 500

The G-Eco 500, designed and manufactured by Gradeall, offers a multitude of benefits for efficient waste management. This versatile baler is compatible with a wide range of materials, including paper, cardboard, plastic wrapping, bottles, bags, and packaging. With its large feed door, material entry is simple and easily accessible.

The G-Eco 500 produces dense and compact bales, resulting in reduced storage and shipping costs. These completed bales are ready for recycling and can be conveniently transported directly to recycling facilities.


Safety is also a top priority with the G-eco 500, featuring a two-handed control panel, magnetic interlock on the feed door, and a photoelectric sensor for secure operation.

The G-Eco 500 is ideal for supermarkets, wholesalers, large retail outlets, factories, distribution centres or warehouses which currently have a high waste output.

Gradeall – For All Your Waste Management Needs

Gradeall is a lead manufacturer of high-quality recycling solutions. We specialise in not only plastic balers, but also in tyre balers, tyre cutters, compactors and more. Get in contact with us to discuss optimising your waste disposal process with a plastic baler or any other type of Gradeall recycling machinery.


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