by Scott Giett, Tom Stessi, Calvin Tatum and Mike Vasquez
Obtaining and segregating a refuse stream or a recyclable stream is one challenge. Manipulating it into a manageable package is another. Using balers to handle this function is popular and preferable. Balers, of course, are typically used to compress material through the action of a powered ram that moves vertically or horizontally into and through a compression chamber. The ram compresses the chamber contents into a relatively compact, dense bale of material. The bale is then bound together at the end of the process using wire.