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Refurbishment BM Series Baler

Friday 18 May 2018

Start of the refurbishment journey, ready for prep and paint.

We can refurbish machinery from the ground up, and provide an extensive service plan.

Refurbishment BM Series Baler

Team Away Day

Thursday 24 May 2018

Team building with the world's worst boy band.

Thanks to Taff Valley Quad Bike & Activity Centre for a brilliant morning.

(left to right) Liam Gulwell, Sales Manager, Paul Lewis, CAD Wizard, Dafyn Upham, Marketing, Neil McAndrew, Health & Safety, Nigel Davies, Managing Director, Rick Lloyd, Sales Engineer.

Team Away Day

New addition to Recycle Direct

Monday 09 April 2018

We'd like to welcome Liam Gulwell ( to the sales team. Drop him an email if you need parts, servicing or new machinery.

New addition to Recycle Direct

Choices, Choices, Choices?

Thursday 12 April 2018

What baler is suitable for my business

If you’re a company big or small, you’re more than likely generating waste.

Manufacturers, distributors, packaging companies, retailers, supermarkets and countless others generate tons of paper waste, along with plastic and general waste.

Balers could be a vital machine in sustaining your environmental policy. Like all purchases, you want to make sure you get value for money and a machine designed for your specific needs.  


Types of Balers

There are two general types of balers: vertical and horizontal. The amount of material you bale each month determines the machine that's right for you. 



Vertical balers have a smaller footprint. They usually stand about 1500 x 900 x 3650 (mm) has a large cylinder on the topmost of the machine.

Loading is done manually, compacted bales are then hand-tied (there are options for automatic tying) with wire before transport. 



Horizontal baling machines are generally quite larger and take up a far greater footprint, ranging from 40 to 120-tonne capacities. Primarily used for larger quantities of waste. Machines can be feed manually, but more often than not, have a conveyor continuously feeding the hopper.

A horizontal baler compresses material with either a single or double ram. Horizontal balers come in various configurations, ranging from single ram semi-automatic to fully automatic double ram, with automatic tying.

We provide a solution to allow for upgrading your machine when your capacity increases.


Choosing a baler:

In order to choose the right baler for your needs you need to factor in:

  • Knowing the volume of materials you recycle each month. 
  • Type of material to be bailed.
  • The usage of the machine, will it run 8 hours a day or 24 hours a day.
  • Available space.
  • Seek advice from and ask for a site visit.
  • Your budget.


Recycle Direct provide a vast array of baling machines from vertical to horizontal, we also manufacture, refurbish and service other recycling equipment from conveyors to shredders, shears and hoggers.



Choices, Choices, Choices?

Reel Splitter | Start to Completion

Monday 19 March 2018

Reel Splitter, for a client, from start to finish

Designed and built to split reels of paper, cardboard, polythene, certain types of foil as well as limited types of aluminium.

Reel Splitter from Recycle Direct on Vimeo.

Reel Splitter


Reel Splitter | Start to Completion

Recycle Direct – National Recycling Awards Shortlisted

Tuesday 27 March 2018

Recycle Direct have made it through to the finals for the National Recycling Awards 2018, for 'Manufacturer of the Year'.

A panel of judges will assess the entries over the coming month and decide upon a winner based on the strength of submission and meeting category criteria.

The awards ceremony will be held at the London Hilton on Park Lane, Thursday 28th June 2018. 

The prestigious awards celebrate excellence in recycling sector and are the premier accolade for business nationally, providing an ideal platform for both small, large, private and public to showcase their many achievements and successes.

Recycle Direct – National Recycling Awards Shortlisted