Monday 22nd Oct 2018 - Logistics Manager Magazine

Swiftnick gets nifty with baler

Swiftnick Transport of Weston-super-Mare has installed a Mil-tek baler to help process thousands of cardboard boxes, which it recycles each month.

Before installing the baler, Swiftnick was flat packing all its cardboard boxes by hand and then manually tying them together before the recycling collection. Director Nik Coombes says: “Since introducing the baler, the amount of time it takes to compact the boxes has been slashed by at least 50 per cent. The money we receive for our baled, recyclable waste covers the cost of the baler and we’re saving labour costs on top of that.”

The Mil-tek baler, which is also used to bale Swiftnick’s plastic shrink wrap and shredded office paper, is easy and safe to use and is air-operated so has a low energy consumption.

Swiftnick, which provides a storage, pick and pack and transport service to its customers, estimates that it recycles around 1,500 cardboard boxes a week. This equates to around seven bales, which can be safely stacked on one another and are easily managed.