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6 Tips for Properly Training Baler Operators

  Getting a baler for your company is a great way to reduce the amount of recyclable packaging wasted each year. However, like any piece of heavy machinery, operating balers can put workers at risk. As such, ensuring that your employees receive proper information, instruction, and training regarding the equipment’s operation is essential. If your…

6 Things You Can’t Recycle in Your Curbside Bin

  Despite widespread knowledge regarding the importance of recycling, there’s a lot of misunderstanding about what materials are recyclable. According to Progressive Grocer, “40 percent of Americans are ‘aspirational recyclers’ who recycle items that they’re unsure will meet the requirements in hopes that any unrecyclable items will be later sorted.” This behavior, however, leads to harmful recycling…

5 Reasons Why Your Business Should Have a Baler

  Regardless of what your business entails, every company must deal with waste management. This process can be costly, time-consuming, and at times, even dangerous. If you’re looking for an easier way to deal with your company’s waste, consider these main reasons why your business should have a baler. Balers free up space Properly storing recyclable…

How to Manage and Reduce Packaging Waste in Your Company

  Producing excess packaging waste at your company isn’t just bad for the environment, it can also make it difficult to store all your trash. To increase your business’s amount of usable space and reduce your negative environmental impact, follow these tips for how to manage and reduce packaging waste in your company. Conduct an audit…

The Negative Impacts of Recycling Contamination

  Recycling contamination occurs when people attempt to recycle unrecyclable materials or place items in the wrong recycling container. According to the National Waste and Recycling Association, roughly 25 percent of the items American’s try to recycle are contaminated. While it may seem relatively harmless toss a couple of unrecyclable items into a recycling bin, doing…

Safety Tips for Operating a Baler to Prevent Injury

  When powerful metal equipment such as balers are used incorrectly, serious injuries—including crushing, amputation, and even death—can occur. However, the majority of these injuries are preventable. To ensure the safety of their employees, businesses should emphasize the importance of following these safety tips for operating a baler. Properly train operators Prior to using baling equipment,…

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