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Save Money and Go Green with Cardboard Box Balers from A Plus Warehouse

May 31, 2011  |  Comments

Whether the goal is to generate higher revenues from recycling, reduce waste processing and disposal costs, or reduce workplace fire hazards, a cardboard box baler from A Plus Warehouse, a leading business-to-business distributor of locker equipment and quality industrial and materials handling equipment, can help.

Ideal for supermarkets, retailers, hospitals, hotels, distribution centers, manufacturing plants, and recycling centers, cardboard box balers not only reduce labor, but reduce waste, and generate revenue for your recyclables.

"Businesses that have a high quantity of cardboard waste, should seriously consider investing in a cardboard baler," said Ed Stairman, president of A Plus Warehouse. "For around the same price as an eight cubic yard dumpster that is emptied once per week, you can own a cardboard box baler that compacts 20 pounds of cardboard per cubic foot of baled material.

Materials handling companies can use a baler to prepare cardboard for easy pickup or delivery to a recycling center. In doing so these businesses will be helping do their part to be more environmentally friendly, and they could even earn some extra cash as many recycling companies will pay for baled cardboard based on the weight.

According to, over 85% of all products that are sold in the US are packed in cardboard. In contrast to the 2.5 pounds of diesel air pollution generated for each dumpster emptied, according to the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment, recycling one ton of cardboard saves 390 kWh of energy, 1.1 barrels (46 gallons) of oil, 6.6 million Btus of energy, and nine cubic yards of landfill space.

"Not surprisingly, in the long run a cardboard baler can be much more cost-effective than trash removal for large quantities of cardboard," said Stairman. "Baled and compacted cardboard boxes will take up less space than boxes that are set aside for disposal. You might even end up not needing as many dumpsters or as frequent trash removal with a baler on site."

For more information on cardboard box balers from A Plus Warehouse, call 800-209-8798 or visit

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