Latest News From Ely Recycling

  • Regular service and preventative maintenance is key to keeping your equipment running now and into the future. When your cars check engine light is on, you usually fix it yourself or take it into the shop-why not do the same with the lifeblood of your business? Some...

  • Welcome to the Ely Enterprise Blog! This week we will go into some basic wire tier maintenance and upkeep. The common theme for your tier system will be simple-keep it clean! Vertical balers are the easiest-tracks on the bottom of the baling chamber guide your...

  • Welcome to the Ely Enterprise Blog! This week we will go into some basic wire tier maintenance and upkeep for your two ram baler. Some reminders from last week: Keep the track clean Store extra parts Use a dedicated air line to clean the tier...

  • Welcome back to the Ely Enterprises Blog! Today, we are going to talk a little about baling wire. Finding the right baling wire for you Find out the length of wire you require by measuring the distance the wire will go around the bale. You...

  • Welcome back! This week we will talk a little about baler and compactor rentals. Rentals can be a beneficial way to lessen the blow of a capital equipment purchase or a short term investment to properly recycle your waste and get a return on your material....

  • Welcome back to the Ely Enterprise Blog! Ever wonder what it takes to get your baler up and running? Ely Enterprises has a comprised checklist of over 30 start up items that need to be checked off before we leave our customers site.  That includes...

  • Used vs New The never ending question that a customer often asks is “should I buy a new baler or should I buy a used or refurbished baler”. Well, it’s all about peace of mind. If you want to place a baler and have almost...

  • Do you ever think what getting a Vertical Baler could do for your facility?  Below I have outlined reasons why a vertical baler may be the right unit for your operation. Vertical Balers are the perfect fit for a facility with limited floor space; most...

  • We currently have some very challenging times in the recycling market. Commodity prices are extremely low and everyone is working on some seriously thin margins. Now more than ever is when you need to make sure all of your preventative maintenance is being done. This...

  •   A very common problem these days is how do you start a recycling program or save on hauling when your company is not putting any money in the budget for capital equipment purchases? You see your dumpster or compactor getting filled with cardboard but...

  • Horizontal Balers Can Handle Numerous Materials Such as: OCC (Old Corrugated Cardboard) Paper Non-Ferrous Scrap Plastics Auto-Tie Balers Our auto-tie horizontal balers provide an automated approach to baling material through a horizontal press. Material is automatically tied at the end of each bale by the...

  • For over 35 years I have watched manufactures manipulate their performance specifications to portray their equipment in the best possible light albeit at the expense of common sense. A classic example is a vertical drum crusher was rate at UP TO 60 drums per hour....

  • For years people have been telling me to downsize our operation, get lean, reduce your overhead and while these are all good suggestions for some companies it really doesn’t benefit our customers. Nor does it fit our goal to be the best value added partner...

  • Two Ram Balers Two Ram Balers Materials List: Non-Ferrous Scrap PET Aluminum Cans OCC (Old Corrugated Cardboard) Paper Many More Two-Ram Baler Two-ram horizontal balers are multi-material balers that can be configured for non-ferrous scrap, PET, aluminum cans, integrated into a MRF system, or any...

  • Ely Enterprises offers a broad range of shredding equipment, that will provide the capability to efficiently shred materials such as: Plastics OCC (Old Corrugated Cardboard) Paper Wire Non-Ferrous Scrap Wood  Ely Enterprises offers a broad range of shredding equipment, that will provide the capability to...

  • Welcome back to the Ely Enterprises Blog! Today, we are going to look at a snapshot on metal scrap pricing. It’s a volatile market to say the least-but there have been upticks since the lows of January 2016. Six months ago light iron’s average was...

  • For most companies the decision to recycle comes down to a business decision. The cost of disposal vs. the benefits & savings of recycling is a pretty simple equation. Are you paying for a corrugated only container? Is your compactor filled with a high percentage...

  • What is cardboard? If you answered a brown box, you’re only partly correct. There are two Baled Cardboard types of cardboard. The first is called boxboard. This a solid sheet used for products like shoe boxes and tablet backings. The gray color indicates that the...

  • Today we are going to look at the recycling process for aluminum scrap, what happens to it after it is picked up from your curb? Aluminum takes many forms. It’s used for consumer products ranging from beverage cans Baled Aluminum Cans to TV dinner trays...

  • Today we are going to discuss recycling wire. The market for wire recycling has grown tenfold over the last few years. A large number of recycling companies will buy your old copper wire and send it for refining or smelting. Two of the biggest advantages...

  • The last few weeks we have discussed the process through which your scrap material goes  to be recycled.  Today we are going to focus on what to do with the cardboard scrap that you accumulate in your facility. How many times has cardboard scrap given...

  • Today, we are going to talk about larger approaches to baling OCC and other material thru the horizontal baler process. They range in a majority of varieties listed below: Hopper size Horsepower Shear blade vs none Cylinder Size Bale Size/Length Cycle Time Auto-Tie Balers Auto-tie...

  • Last week we covered processing your cardboard with a closed door and auto-tie horizontal baler.  Today we are going to discuss how to use a two-ram baler to process your OCC(old corrugated cardboard). A two-ram baler is perfect for the recycler that will be baling...

  • Today I am going to discuss what a MRF(materials recovery facility) is. A materials recovery facility, (MRF, pronounced “murf”) is a specialized plant that receives, separates and prepares recyclable materials for marketing to end-user manufacturers. Generally, there are two different types: clean and dirty materials...

  • E-waste is a growing problem, accounting for 20-50 million metric tons of global waste per year according to the EPA. It is also the fastest growing waste stream in the EU.   Many recyclers do not recycle e-waste responsibly. After the cargo barge Khian Sea...

  • The team at Ely Enterprises had a great opportunity to present at the SuperCorr Expo this year in Orlando Florida! The event had over 3500 attendees over a 4 day period. Ely Enterprises had a chance to talk to customers about their used and new...

  • All of us as business managers or owners are always looking for ways to improve the bottom line for our company.  One of the most overlooked and simplest areas to save money and decrease operating expense is in the material that we throw away. Everyone...

  • Another overlooked option is a compactor to reduce the volume of waste being contracted for removal.  It always amazes me the amount of companies that rely on their waste disposal contractor for recommendations on handling their company’s refuse.  These companies are hauling companies, so the...

  • What should you do if you want to explore the options available to your company?  The first place to start is behind your building.  Take a good look at what you are throwing away, do an analysis, talk to the people on the plant floor,...

  • Today we conclude our series Reduce, Reuse Recycle Equals Added Profits.  If there is anything Ely Enterprises can do to help with your recycling concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at 216-252-8090. Since the equipment has such a long life cycle, it’s important...

  • Today we are going to talk about some facts on the importance of recycling  your aluminum cans.  Every day we throw out so much aluminum that ends up in a landfill, aluminum cans are one of the easiest recyclable materials on the planet.  There are...

  • Today we continue our recycling facts,  we are discussing paper.  This includes many forms of paper, including office paper, newspaper and even corrugated cardboard.  Paper is among one of the largest parts of the waste stream, every year thousands of tons of paper end up...

  • We hope everyone had a safe holiday season; today I want to talk about vertical baler safety.  It is very important to keep your baler in safe working order, to prevent workplace injuries or even fatalities.  A simple safety checkup performed periodically wil l help...

  • Welcome back to the Ely Enterprises Blog! Today, we are going to look at a snapshot on metal scrap pricing and the difference between end of December’s pricing to what we looked at in August (in addition to some forecasts of 2017.)    Bare bright...

  • Today we are going to discuss compactor and baler maintenance.  Much like the car you have to take in for regular preventative maintenance checkups, your compaction equipment works in the same way.  With a solid preventative maintenance program your equipment can last years with little...

  • We are going to discuss the top 10 most important recycled materials, today we will cover the first 5.  Recycling diverts material that can easily be reused in some way, rather than sitting in a landfill for years.  It is better for the environment to...

  • Today, we are going to continue our discussion on the top 10 most important materials to recycle. #6: HDPE plastic bottles HDPE stands for high-density polyethylene, a common and more dense plastic, which is used for detergents, bleach, shampoo, milk jugs. #7: Glass containers. Recycled...

  • Today we are going to discuss some facts about recycling glass containers.  A lot of us remember when when we were younger and you could turn in your glass bottles for a deposit back, that was the start of glass recycling.  Today we rinse out...

  • Everyone has seen the triangular arrow located on a plastic bottle, many think this means that the bottle is recyclable; this is not really the case.  It’s all in the number located inside the triangle that tells the story of what you need to know. ...

  • The following are prices reportedly being paid by processors for post-consumer recyclables and are intended for reference purposes only.  They do not connote any commitment to sell or buy at indicated price and may not include delivery costs. (WSJ=Wall Street Journal) Prices denoted are from...

  • A major part of purchasing equipment is deciding on whether to go the new or used route.  Today we will focus on the used side, with an emphasis on reconditioning.  Finding the right piece of equipment is important for your operation, finding a unit that...

  • Welcome back to the Ely Enterprises Blog! 2017 scrap pricing is on the rise! According to Mark O Hara at Market Realist, “We did see some weakness in the scrap market in February 2017. However, thanks to improved steel demand, scrap prices could again start...

  • Welcome back to the Ely Enterprises Blog! Today, let’s take a look at the current market of OCC pricing: According to Brian Taylor’s article from February 14th of this year, he had this to say from the Paper Recycling Conference in India (reviewing Bill Moore’s...

  • There are many ways that recycling helps the environment. Some of the main ones include: Reducing Landfill The environmental problems of landfills is a difficult issue to fix. As more waste is put into landfills, the bigger the problem gets. Products that are not biodegradable...

  • This week-the management team at Ely Enterprises got to tour and train down at the Harris Facility in Cordele, GA.  Harris Waste Equipment and Ely Enterprises chose to renew their business relationship, because of our sales and service capabilities. We were all impressed with what’s...

  • Steel is the champion of the recycling world, it is the most recycled material on the planet, more than nearly all other materials combined.  As of 2012 steel retains an extremely high overall recycling rate of 88 percent. The wonderful metallurgical properties of steel allow...

  • Last week we discussed steel recycling and how it is the highest recycled material on the planet by a huge amount.  We will discuss the applications that ferrous processing equipment can help with.  Reducing the size of the steel that is going to a mill...

  • Today we are going to talk about scrap shears and their function in the ferrous recycling process.  Shears can come in many different sizes and configurations.  The main function of shears is used for sizing all types of bulky material down to a marketable, manageable...

  • Today we are going to continue our discussion on scrap metal equipment, specifically large ferrous scrap balers.  These are an essential part of the metal recycling industry. Ferrous balers can be categorized as two- or three-compression or three-ram. In a two-compression model, one side or...

  • Welcome back to the Ely Enterprises Blog! 2017 scrap pricing has shown some encouraging progress,  pricing has had some fluctuations over the past couple months, but all in all, seems to be much farther up than numbers in 2016. Good news from the recycling industry,...

  • Unless you have been living under a rock, you should know the recycling market has been in a downturn, recently it is showing signs of improving.  Today on our blog I want to discuss equipment options during such a downturn in pricing.  Recently Ely Enterprises’...

  • Last week we discussed the importance of evaluating your equipment before making a purchase that you may regret.  This week we will discuss the options of renting and leasing equipment, and how it can help you in a market downturn. Rental and leasing options are...

  • Today we conclude our discussion on purchasing equipment in a down market with financing options.  In today’s market it is important to have creative options to find our customers financing on their recycling equipment purchases. With the uncertainty of the recycling market, it is good...

  • Today we are going to talk about the recycling process.  Do you know the difference between single and dual stream recycling?  Don’t worry you are not alone. Think about recycling in your home for a moment?  Do you put all of your recyclables into one...

  • Today we continue our discussion on single stream vs. dual stream recycling.  Municipal Curbside recycling programs have changed over the years, with more and more recyclers going single stream in recent years.  Today we will discuss some issues between dual and single stream collection. First...

  • Welcome back to the Ely Enterprises Blog! 2017 scrap pricing is chugging along, let’s take a look at some facts and figures from the June issue of Recycling Today: AMM Midwest Scrap Index, No. 1 Busheling (blue circles): All prices are effective the 10th of the...

  •   Today we are going to discuss some helpful tools that can be used to make dealing with baling wire easier.  We all know that at times baling wire is tough to deal with at times, whether it’s lifting those 100 # boxes onto the...

  • It constantly amazes me that customers think nothing of changing their vehicles engine oil at the manufactures recommended intervals yet ignore the hydraulic oil in the baling equipment. Clean oil improves your equipment’s performance and reduces costly downtime. Dirty oil is much like cholesterol in...

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