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Cost effective trash removal & solid waste management services for Fitchburg, MA

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Since our founding, the Waste Focus Mission has been to provide our clients with the most cost effective solid waste management and trash removal services available in any given marketplace. It is also our mission ensure that all services provided are: matched to our clients’ needs; reliably delivered; and compliant with all applicable federal, state and local laws/regulations.

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Did you know?

In a lifetime, the average American will throw away 600 times his/her adult weight in garbage. This means that a 150-lb. adult will leave a legacy of 90,000 lbs of trash for his/her children.

More than 56 percent of the paper consumed in the U.S. during 2007 was recovered for recycling — an all-time high. This impressive figure equals nearly 360 pounds of paper for each man, woman, and child in America including Fitchburg, MA.

Americans go through 2.5 million plastic bottles every year. If every American household recycled just one out of every ten HDPE bottles they used, we’d keep 200 million pounds of the plastic out of landfills every year.

If you had a 15-year-old tree and made it into paper grocery bags, you’d get about 700 of them. A supermarket could use all of them in under an hour. This means in one year, one supermarket goes through 60,500,000 paper bags.

Fitchburg, MA—Kinds of Balers and Considerations for Making Your Choice

Any kind of business that produces at least ten tons of recyclable waste every month should invest in a baler. However, when it comes to investing in balers, there are two kinds of balers available for use, vertical and horizontal balers, for which choosing might be a complex task. Here are some talking points on the two types of balers and what each of them can provide for businesses in Fitchburg, MA:

Vertical Balers

The kind of baler that compresses waste material through the application of a vertically downward force is known as a vertical baler. Waste material—such as cardboards, foam or PET plastic—is thrown into the chamber of a vertical baler. Once the indicated capacity limit has been reached, the gate of the baler is closed. After that, the baler’s ram crushes the waste that has been stuffed inside the baler, as it makes its way down towards the floor. This process is supposed to be repeated until the capacity of the baler is full, after which a bailing wire is used to tie all of the compressed waste up, in the form of a bale, and ejecting from the baler.

The Benefits of Vertical Balers

There are a number of benefits that come with the usage of vertical balers over its alternative. Here are the most significant of these advantages:


The biggest reason why vertical balers are preferred over the horizontal balers is the fact that they take up considerably less space. Vertical balers often fit in places that horizontal balers might not.

Take for example, a retail store in a mall, where there is only a limited amount of space available to make use of for waste and recycling.  It might make sense to use a vertical baler to handle their waste management needs. In the case where the height of vertical balers might cause a problem for a business, horizontal or specialty balers are available for business spaces with lower ceilings.


If you are a business that does not have much money to spend on balers, then vertical balers might be a great choice for you. The prices of vertical balers can be as much as 1/5th of the price of horizontal balers. If you do the right research and find the right dealer, however, you could find even more savings!

Material Variety

Vertical balers can be used to not only process all kinds of materials that are processed by horizontal balers, but the material options they grant are much more diverse. Vertical balers can be used to process many kinds of recyclable wastes, from non-ferrous material to paper.  A vertical baler can also be customized to handle materials such as plastic beverage containers, aluminum and storage drums.

Horizontal Balers

Horizontal balers differ in their functions and procedures from vertical balers. In order to manage your recyclable waste with a horizontal baler, you will need to throw the recyclable trash into the hopper. Once the hopper is full to capacity, the baler ram will push at the material with a horizontal force until the material has been converted into a bale. Once the recyclable material has been compressed, it is tied with a bailing wire and ejected from the side of the horizontal baler.

The Benefits of Horizontal Balers

Due to their different natures and designs, there are a number of advantages that are associated with the usage of horizontal balers over the usage of vertical balers, such as:


If you are a business that produces a lot of recyclable waste and trash, then investing in a horizontal baler might be right choice for you.  Horizontal balers will allow you to deal with more trash in shorter time. On top of that, the bales produced by horizontal balers are larger in size than the bales produced by vertical balers.


Speaking to the size of bales, the quality of bales that are produced through the usage of horizontal balers is consistent in weight and density. What this means is you know exactly what kind of bales you can expect from your vertical baler, making it easier for you to store in your warehouse or sell off.


When you take it all into perspective, it appears that the higher prices of horizontal balers are justified. When you consider how horizontal balers will save you labor hours, investing in a baler could save you money in the long term.

How Waste Focus Can Help?

When you consider the importance of capital for a small business in Fitchburg, MA, it is imperative to make informed decisions, especially when it comes to investing in equipment in which many people are not familiar. Waste Focus has the necessary experts to help guide you in making the right choice, using their vast industry experience and knowledgeable insights.

Call today to get started: 1 (800) 530-6911
Or email us at info.services@wastefocus.com

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