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Danish-made waste balers accelerate recycling levels in the UK

20. November 2023

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Mil-tek takes an active part in the task of accelerating more recycling. We are a leading supplier of sustainable waste handling equipment, dedicated to optimizing the way businesses manage their waste. We specialize in compactors and balers that minimize all kinds of waste volumes and promote recycling. With our solutions, businesses are empowered to achieve sustainability goals while optimizing operational efficiency.

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In the UK, millions of tonnes of waste is generated each year, and a large part of this is commercial and industrial waste. The large waste volumes strain existing waste management systems, and a substantial portion still ends up in landfills.

Landfills can lead to environmental issues such as soil and water contamination, and methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas. Furthermore, disposing of waste in landfills represents a loss of valuable materials that could otherwise be recycled or repurposed, contributing to resource inefficiency.



In order to contribute to reducing company waste in landfills and accelerate recycling, companies need efficient equipment and proper waste management strategies. In this context, waste balers are a crucial component.

Mil-tek waste balers and compactors are produced in Denmark and exported to Mil-tek franchisees all over the world, which then sells the equipment locally. Mil-tek has been in operation in the UK since 1999, helping companies implement the right equipment to reduce and reuse their waste.

Mil-tek UK helps companies to:

  • Reduce waste volumes by 90%:
    Balers compact waste materials such as cardboard, paper, plastic, polystyrene, isolation, cans and glass etc. into smaller, more manageable bales. For instance, cardboard balers compact cardboard waste with a compaction rate of up to 90%! This volume reduction means that less space is used in transport and, ultimately, in landfills, because compacted cardboard in bales can be sent directly to recycling facilities instead of landfill.
  • Reduce CO2-emissions:
    The compacted bales are easier to handle and store, which can reduce the frequency of waste pickups and the associated transportation costs and emissions.
  • Separate materials and maintain purity:
    By separating waste streams and baling similar materials together, balers help maintain the purity of recyclable materials. This increases the value of the recyclables and reduces the likelihood of contamination, which can make the materials non-recyclable and more likely to end up in a landfill.
  • Comply with regulations and avoid penalties:
    Many regions impose landfill taxes or strict regulations on waste disposal, which encourage waste reduction. By baling and recycling waste, companies can more easily comply with these regulations and avoid penalties.
  • Achieve Zero Waste initiatives:
    Balers are instrumental for companies aiming for zero waste to landfill status. By optimizing the waste stream for recycling and reuse, balers help companies progress towards ambitious waste reduction targets.


Implementing balers in waste management offers a practical and efficient solution for UK companies. By minimizing waste, improving recycling processes and reducing landfill waste, companies can contribute to a circular economy, where resources are efficiently used and recycled.

Additionally, companies gain significant benefits such as:

  • More efficient waste management:
    By compacting waste, companies reduce the time needed to handle, transport and process the waste, leading to more efficient waste management operations, reduced labor, and improved workplace cleanliness and safety.
  • Improved recycling rates:
    Balers facilitate the sorting and recycling process, allowing more materials to be recycled rather than sent to landfills. This improves resource recovery and recycling rates.
  • Economic benefits:
    Companies can benefit economically from using balers. Waste disposal costs will decrease and compacted bales of recyclables can be sold, potentially generating actual revenue.
  • Greener company profile:
    By diverting waste from landfills and improving recycling rates, balers help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conserve natural resources, and mitigate the environmental impact of waste. Thus also enhancing a company’s environmental credentials and commitment to sustainability.

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