Balers vs Compactors
Balers compress and bundle (or bale) recyclable materials such as cardboard, paper, plastics, and metals. The baler compresses the recyclable material in to a bale, then binds the bale to keep it together.
Eventually the bales are taken away to a recycling company for resale and reuse.
In contrast, a compactor is used to reduce and compress large volumes of unsorted mixed trash into a contained area then picked up and taken to the landfill.
By compressing the amount of waste you produce, waste collection is reduced.