The Bergmann 1400-E rotary baler or roto-compactor is a revolutionary alternative to baling cardboard, plastic and even light wood, polystyrene and metal drinks tins and cans. Up to 600kg bales of cardboard are possible. The big benefit over baling is the ability to continually load the 1400-E in contrast to a traditional vertical baler, where the operator has to wait for the press plate to go down and up before being able to load more material. It saves time, space and money.

The Bergmann 1400E has a small 1.7m by 1.2m footprint and will give up to 10:1 compaction rate, achieving an 80% plus reduction in collections depending on the material.


Bergmann 1400-E Rotary Bag Compactor: 10:1 compaction ratio in a 1250L tough bag. Ideal alternative to a baler, or for use with general waste and post-consumer plastic and packaging waste.

It is ideal for sites with:

  • Retailers (already in use at major supermarkets in the UK and Europe)
  • High volumes of cardboard and plastic but little room for bins
  • Businesses looking to reduce waste management manpower
  • General waste or dry recyclables with some contamination from food waste: the bag contains all the liquid
  • Production lines and factories where waste needs to be compacted at the point it is generated: loading by hand, conveyor or chute is typical
  • Apartment blocks where waste is disposed via chutes: the 1400E can be loaded from a vertical chute
  • As an alternative to a baler, particularly for cardboard, plastics, shrinkwrap, even metal drinks cans

How The Bergmann
1400E Works

See the video at the top of this page. A new bag is placed in the machine with a pallet on the floor and the doors closed; waste is loaded through the chute door (or via a chute from above for example); the rotary drum breaks up and compacts the waste into the bag; the bag is protected by a metal bag shield; the full bag, up to 600kg in weight; the full bag is pulled out on a pallet truck and the bag sealed. The bag can be fork-lifted into a 35 yard container (typical in factories) or collected where waste vehicles have bag and forklift attachments, or picked up with a bale grab.


Bergmann 1400-E Rotary Baler: Left: aggressive drum option compacting cardboard; Middle: full bale of cardboard and paper waste - 586kg; Right: 1400-E with doors open


  • Compaction ratio: 10:1
  • Bale dimensions when full: WxDxH 1100mm x 1200mm x 1100mm
  • Motor: 3 kW
  • Power requirement: 16A, 3 phase, 415V, 50Hz, 5 pin CEE socket
  • Machine dimensions: WxDxH: 1232mm x 1720mm x 2596mm
  • Noise level: 69 dB
  • Machine weight: 1130kg
  • Optional accessories: chute door interlock, operating beacon

Typical Customers

  • Retailers with volumes of cardboard and plastics
  • Hotels (general and DMR - dry mixed recycling)
  • Manufacturing (located next to production lines)
  • Food manufacturing (hand-loaded or chute loaded)
  • Printing (off-cuts of paper air-blown into the PS8100)
  • Apartment blocks (chute fed from waste disposal systems)
  • Office blocks and facilities management with small waste management areas

To find out how the Bergmann 1400E can reduce your waste and operational costs call or fill out our contact form.


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