Vertical Baler

Avoid waste hauling costs or even create a profit center with a vertical baler from Ely Enterprises. Vertical balers are top-loading units, which use an industrial press to compact large amounts of material or waste into a smaller, more manageable bales. The baled product, such as corrugated or plastic products can now be loaded on to a truck for recycling. Or the baled material can be placed in an industrial trash container for disposal at a greatly reduced cost.

Vertical balers are easy to use and can be operated with a minimal amount of labor. Each is fitted with safety features to meet ANSA and OSHA standards to protect the operator.

Vertical balers come in a wide range of configurations from a small 36-inch wide unit up to a 72-inch wide baler. A “typical” vertical baler occupies an area of approximately 6×6-feet and stands 11 feet tall.

Vertical balers can be found in any national retail chain or big box store to process the multiple cardboard boxes used to deliver products. A vertical baler is the perfect fit for a facility with limited floor space such as:

  • Retail stores
  • Warehouses
  • Supermarkets
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Office facilities
  • Medical centers
  • Recycling centers
  • Schools and universities
  • Distribution centers
  • Smaller manufacturing facilities

Different model balers handle different types of materials. The two main factors that determine proper baler selection include the type and size of material that requires recycling and the volume. Vertical balers are most often used to process paper goods (cardboard boxes) or plastics such as shrink or stretch wrap waste. Depending on the model, a vertical baler can recycle:

  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Aluminum
  • Scrap metal
  • Shrinkwrap
  • PET Plastic
  • Steel cans
  • HDPE plastic (milk jugs, etc)


The benefits of using a vertical baler are many, including:

  • Reduces waste disposal costs
  • Potential revenue stream from recycling proceeds
  • Fits into tight spaces
  • Easy to operate
  • Saves labor and time spent breaking down boxes
  • Promotes a cleaner workplace
  • Increases workplace safety and reduces hazards

New and Used Equipment Available

Ely Enterprises offers a selection of both new and used (reconditioned) vertical balers. Price points differ for the reconditioned units depending upon the original equipment manufacturer, the machine’s age and condition. We can help you select a durable, reliable piece of equipment suited to bale a specific type and volume of material.

Ely Enterprises offers a 90-day standard warranty on its reconditioned units. While in-stock units are listed on the web site, the sales team can help locate the right equipment to fit your needs. Contact us to learn more about our new or reconditioned vertical baling equipment, contact the sale staff at (216) 245-5773, email

If you are interested in learning more about Ely Enterprises, please contact our sales staff at:

Call: 888-8-BALERS (22-5377)

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