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Waste baling with Orkel

Orkel's industrial compactors are equipped with custom features, now allowing our compactors to apply high-density baling technology to waste and industry materials. Orkel high-density baling equipment will allow you to create dense, easy-to-handle bales from your bulk material, providing you simplified storage and cost-efficient transport.

The Orkel industrial compactors are compatible with several kinds of waste materials.

Read more about the most common materials below!


In terms of waste types with a high calorific value, you will find that Orkel has plenty experience with customers baling RDF (refuse derived fuel) and SRF (solid recovered fuel).

Burning these materials are two of the most common ways of converting waste into energy, and are exported all over the world to be used in waste-to-energy plants.

RDF baling is convenient as it reduces the volume and seals the material.

RDF ready for baling.

Plastic waste

Agricultural plastic is a convenient material to bale in terms of logistics. Using machinery equipped to handle long strands of plastic wrap allows for dense plastic wrap bales which can be stored anywhere for long periods.

Compared to the fluffy mass that the material originally is, transport costs are lower as the volume is reduced significantly.

Agricultural plastic baled with the Orkel Hi-X evo compactor.

Baling agricultural plastic in Norway.

Mixed solid waste (MSW)

The Orkel compactors are suitable for baling MSW (mixed solid waste), where the material consists of irregularly shaped particles. Baling is a better option compared to landfills, where the latter can propose a threat to the surrounding nature and communities.

Read about how they replaced landfills on the islands of the Azores.

Mixed solid waste ready for wrapping.

Azores: As soon as the waste is collected, it is baled to ensure safe storage until pickup.

Wood shavings/saw dust

Baling is a smart and easy way to store saw dust and wood shavings, while preventing flyaaway material. The baling process reduces the bulk volume significantly, and hence simplifies the storage and transport of the light materials.

Baled saw dust.

Wood shavings with widefilm.

The Orkel compactors have also proven to efficiently bale an additional range of waste materials, such as;

  • Bark
  • Car fluff
  • Carpet fluff
  • Insulation waste
  • Paper/plastic flock
  • Paper/cardboard
  • Peat
  • Paper reject