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Mill-Sized Baler

The BDL500V is a Vertical Mill-Sized Baler for Cardboard, Plastics, Hard Plastics, PET Bottles, and Dry Recyclables.

Why pay to have valuable recyclables collected for disposal, when you could retain the revenue on the material for yourself?

If your organisation generates volumes of cardboard or plastics like shrink wrap and plastic bottles then you could benefit financially and operationally by using a baler. Cardboard attracts rebates of up to £70 a tonne when baled in a mill-size baler. Plastics rebates are much higher at £80 to £200 plus depending on volume and type.

Mill-Sized Baler
Vertical Mill Sized Baler BDL500V producing cardboard bales over 500kg. Counterweight, sliding door and automatic bale ejector.

Yet too many organisations are still paying transport costs to have cardboard and plastic removed and giving the revenue to the collector. You need enough material, for the rebates to be worthwhile (generally at least a skip's worth a week), but you should aim to keep the revenue for yourself.

Vertical Mill-Sized Baler for Cardboard & Plastics

Paper mills want cardboard bales in 'mill sizes' which means they must weigh at least 450kg to attract the highest value. Smaller bales from smaller balers have to be broken apart and re-baled which is why their value is much lower, or non-existent.

Mill-Sized Baler
Vertical Mill Sized Baler BDL500V with ejected cardboard baler

Plastics however, do not need to be in 'mill-sized' bales. But you can use your mill-size baler to bale your plastics too. Plastics like shrink wrap have a much higher value than cardboard.

Features of Bergmann BDL500V vertical mill size baler

  • Counterweight door (slide up) for reduced operating area and operator safety
  • Chain-driven bale ejector for easy discharge of bales
  • Adjustable bale height for different materials and bale weights
  • Large feed aperture
  • Rock solid door opening ratchet handle
  • 50 tonne press
    Mill-Sized Baler
    Automatic bale ejector on the Bergmann Direct vertical mill sized baler BDL500V
  •  3 phase power required (32A)
  • Two-handed operation for safety
  • Interlocked door stops the baler crushing while the door is open


Types of waste:

  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic
  • Aluminium Cans
  • Shrink wrap
  • Hard plastics

To find out more about a mill-sized baler from Bergmann Direct, call 0845 226 5803 or tell us more about your business requirements via our contact form.

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    Bergmann Direct supply a full range of vertical, semi-automatic horizontal waste balers and fully automatic horizontal balers.

    Our waste balers can handle all the standard materials such as cardboard, soft plastics (shrink-wrap, plastic sheeting), PET bottles, hard plastics, aluminium and steel cans even difficult materials such as RDF which require plastic strapping and wrapping to be compliant.

    Bergmann Direct supply a range of vertical balers. for cardboard, plastic and metal cans. Mill-size balers are ideal for low to medium volumes (0.3 – 1 tonne per hour) of cardboard, soft plastics, PET bottles*, aluminium and steel cans. UK paper mills require ‘mill-size’ bales in order to attract rebates on cardboard. Manually loaded and tied off. Bale pressure up to 50 tonnes. View the Vertical Baler range here.

    Semi - Automatic (Manual Tie) horizontal waste balers.are ideal for larger volumes (1 to 3 tonnes per hour) of cardboard, plastics, PET bottles*, aluminium and steel cans,  where volume loading is required from a bin lifter, bucket, forklift truck or a conveyor. All bales are ‘mill-sized’. The bales are tied off by hand and the bale is fully-ejected before another bale or another material is started. Bale pressure from 80 to 120 tonnes.

    The fully - automatic (auto-tie) horizontal waste required when volume processing 3 to 16 tonnes per hour. Bales are automatically tied off and pushed out (the bale behind pushes out the bale in front). Feeding is typically by bucket, forklift truck, conveyor or chute. All bales are ‘mill-sized’. Bale pressure from 40 to 120 tonnes.

    RDF is a difficult material which is often made up of small particles of residual waste after the main items have been outsorted. It requires a) high pressure; b) plastic ties and c) bale wrapping. You need a plastic tie facility on your baler which RDF balers.use and you will need a bale wrapper aswell. Feeding is typically by conveyor.