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The Difference Between a Compactor and a Baler

News & Updates The Difference Between a Compactor and a Baler

Posted On: December 10th, 2019

At Waste Equipment Rentals & Sales we strive to provide the best customer service to help you rent, buy, and repair compactors and balers. If you have a business that involves handling waste or recyclable material, both a baler and a compactor can help reduce waste and be more cost-effective. However, it is key to know the difference between the two!


The key difference between a baler and a compactor: they condense different materials

The key similarity between a baler and compactor: they both reduce the size of the materials through a compressing process


A baler is used to compress and bundle (or bale) recyclable materials such as cardboard, paper, plastics, metal, etc. The bales of recyclable materials are transported to a recycling company for resale and reuse.

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A compactor is used to compress large volumes of trash before the waste hauling company picks delivers it to the landfill. Compactors can reduce the overall number of hauls to the landfill because compacted trash takes up less space!

Your decision – Compactor or Baler?

With an understanding of both balers and compactors, you can start to determine which piece of equipment is right for your business needs. Our sales team is ready to answer any questions you may have about renting or purchasing a compactor or baler. Give us a call today at (833) 233-9377!

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