Frequently Asked Questions

It is essential to define the material you wish to compact before selecting your compaction equipment: Dry or wet waste, cardboard, plastic, recycling, paper, etc. With the right equipment, you will have better results. Please read the rest of this FAQ to learn more about our products and services. Notes: Our vertical presses cannot make bales of clothing for export.

It is essential to know an estimate of the materials you wish to compact: in cubic yards, in pounds or kilograms, bags, pallets, to chose the right equipment and performance. Rest assured, whatever your material, with the right quantities, we will optimize the desired yield with compaction equipment,

Cette notion parait assez simple, mais elle est très importante. Le mode de collecte des matières en amont déterminera grandement l’arrivée vers l’équipement de compaction qui vous sera proposé. Que ce soit : des bacs de plastique 360 litres, des sacs à ordures standard, de la matière sur palettes ou simplement en vrac, toutes ces variables sont importantes pour l’implantation adéquate d’un l’équipement de compaction.

À ce point, nous avons déterminé la matière ainsi que le mode de collecte, il faut maintenant déverser de façon propre et sécuritaire votre matière dans un équipement. Manuellement, avec un charriot élévateur, via un verseur ou avec une chute, toutes ces options sont à prendre en compte lors de l’implantation d’un équipement de compaction. Consultez la suite de cette foire aux questions pour en connaitre davantage sur nos produits. Sans frais, prenez un rendez-vous avec l’un de nos experts-conseils d’Industek.

If your equipment is outside, we have several points to validate: electrical wire, bend, slope, fences, neighbors, etc. If your equipment is located indoors, it is essential to ensure access and space around the entire machine. In all situations, it is imperative to ensure the safe access of employees. There are many important details to consider when setting up our equipment. Please read the rest of this FAQ to learn more about our products. Please make a free appointment with one of our Industek consultants.

It is in the small details that we recognize the great achievements. (Nearby electricity, heated concrete slab, underground, door dimensions, access slope, etc.) These are all elements that we will take into account during our inspection visit to make the day your installation a success on any line.

It is not always easy to install equipment in the desired location. Occasionally, you will need to make specific changes to your building. We will guide you to minimize costs and find intelligent long-term solutions for your building and your areas of operations. Our expertise goes far beyond manufacturing. Please read the rest of this FAQ to learn more about our products. Please make a free appointment with one of our Industek consultants.

Is it still a good question buying or renting? Each of the options offers its advantages. Several small and large companies and government organizations take advantage of our rental plan for its many benefits. Others opt for the traditional purchase. Please make a free appointment with one of our Industek consultants to explain the different modes of acquisition.

A vertical baler is an industrial hydraulic equipment used to compress and bundle cardboard, plastic, non-ferrous metals, shrink wrap. Rectangular bales of different formats are incredibly compact and dense. The purpose of baling is to recycle these materials to optimize transport costs with less air and more material. N.B. A vertical press cannot make bales of clothing for export.

Different models of vertical presses are used for different types of recycling. They can vary depending on the needs and volume of each of our customers. Space at the scene of operations is often a consideration. A short call to one of our advisers can guide you adequately towards the solution of a vertical press suitable for your organization. N.B. A vertical press cannot make bales of clothing for export.

Recycled materials can be recycled, and some will be sold. Each bundle of cardboard, plastic, non-ferrous metals, or shrink-wrap could generate potential revenue. Recycled materials are expensive to bury and must be reduced to a minimum to preserve our planet's health. By removing recycled content from your waste stream, you reduce the weight and frequency of the collected waste, which reduces your final waste disposal costs. Please read the rest of this FAQ to learn more about our products. Please make a free appointment with one of our Industek consultants.

The installation must be carried out by a professional. Industek will provide you with a turnkey installation solution. First, our experienced team of installation experts will inspect your site to make sure it matches your equipment's configuration. Then, they will plan the delivery and installation of your unit at the right time. Our expertise goes far beyond manufacturing. Please read the rest of this FAQ to learn more about our products.

Yes, and it is essential. During the installation process, our installers will tell you how to use your baler. Each bale press also comes with an instruction manual. You must also ensure that you comply with the measures and directives of each company and province.

Our vertical balers are designed for many years of trouble-free operation. They have a standard two-year warranty on parts and labor. Preventative maintenance programs are available. Industek also offers repair service for all brands and models of vertical presses. Please read the rest of this FAQ to learn more about our products.

This is the ratio by which a press will reduce the volume of your recyclable material.

It depends on three factors

The type of material.
Total press force in PSI
Material management in the press i.e., carefully placed or launched.

The average compaction rate of commercial cardboard (OCC: Old Corrugated Containers) in a press is 10 to 1 up to 15 to 1. Example: You could press 10 to 15 pallets of loose flat cardboard into a bundle of an IBV1010 press. The ratio will be even better for plastics and shrink wrap. Avoid mixing your recyclable materials. It is strongly advised not to insert wet recyclable materials and other garbage in your press: wood, metal, earth, and stones.

Your bales must weigh at least 350 kg (770 pounds) for national recyclers to take this into account.

Old packaging made of corrugated cardboard (occ) # 11

Consist of bundles of old corrugated cardboard packaging made of linerboard or special linerboard (testliner) containing 100% recycled material.

Prohibited materials

Any material the presence of which exceeds the permitted limit would render the lot unusable for the specified category. All recovered and sorted paper must be free of food debris, medical or hazardous waste as well as toxic substances and other harmful substances or liquids *.

The recycler's factory reserves the right to reject bales if the content of these materials is higher than 1%:

metal in all its forms, excluding staples on corrugated boxes
plastic, including bags and bottles
wet-strength paper
newsprint and magazines
cardboard covered with polyethylene
waxed boxes, containers or papers


All paper that has been manufactured or processed to be unfit for consumption for the specified paper category *

The factory reserves the right to reject bales if the releases (including prohibited materials) are higher than 5%:

old cardboard packaging from Asia
cartons for boxes

Other specifications: Humidity: 8% maximum (+/- 2%) *

Containers which have been in contact with toxic or deleterious substances will be refused.

For example :

Fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, pesticides, rodenticides, or containers contaminated with these substances.
Bags or containers of chemicals that could have contained and absorb questionable chemicals, including, but not limited to, heavy metal compounds of antimony, arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, selenium, silver, and zinc.
Toxic, carcinogenic and potentially carcinogenic materials such as dyes, formaldehyde, pcb or phenol resins, pigments, etc.

If any of the above materials are found in the bundles, the entire shipment will be rejected. Any further shipments will be held until the recycler is confident enough that such a situation will not happen again.

Credit: recycling.kruger.com
subject to the update of industry standards

* Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. Scrap Specifications Circular, 2016.

A compactor is a robust industrial equipment used to compact waste to reduce the number of times a collector has to pick up and empty your waste container. By reducing the frequency of waste collections, you can reduce the number of collection fees.

A stationary compactor treats dry waste. The compactor is on the ground, and a compaction container is attached to it using industrial ratchet fasteners. When the waste container is full, a collector only removes the compaction container, leaving the compactor in place. The waste container is then emptied and returned to your location. Dry waste is paper, plastic, textiles, wood, iron, industrial production waste, and more.

Generally, there are two types of materials that could be conveyed to a compactor: wet waste and dry waste.

Dry waste is dry matter such as paper, plastic, and textiles that cannot be recycled and wood, iron, and industrial production waste.

Wet waste includes wet matter such as liquid or semi-liquid food waste produced by grocery stores, restaurants, cafeterias, or other industries.

This is the ratio by which a compactor will reduce the volume of your material.

It depends on three factors:

  • The type of material: very dry or less humid
  • The total pressing force of the compactor in PSI
  • The type of compaction container

The average compaction rate for mixed waste in a compactor is 4 to 1.

Example: You could expect to compact up to 160 cubic yards of combined bulk waste in a 40 cubic yard container.

Exceptions in the compaction ratio. Dry industrial waste mainly consisting of wooden pallets, furniture, concrete, or large shipping boxes such as the "Gaylord Box" can reduce the compaction ratio by 2 to 1. The climate also affects the compaction rate of '' a stationary or integrated compactor. Frozen garbage is more challenging to compact than wet waste. Consider all of these variables before validating your estimates for the compaction rate.

Wet waste should be compacted with an integrated compactor. These compactors allow wet waste and any liquid to be poured into the compactor. The integrated compactor is waterproof. When the compactor is full, a collector will pick up the entire compactor, empty it to a dedicated site, and return it empty to your location. You can include dry and wet waste in an integrated compactor.

Manufacturing, rental and maintenance of compactors for residual materials, bale presses for recycling and various custom containers.


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