Knowing Your Recycling Equipment Options

When choosing waste and recycling equipment for your business, you will want to make sure you pick the right machine to meet your individual needs. We’ve provided an overview of the different types of recycling and industrial waste equipment we have available to help you make the right decisions.

Waste Balers

Balers work by enabling the separation of your recyclable waste for example waste cardboard to be compacted into blocks called bales. There are two types of balers: horizontal and vertical. Your choice of baler will depend on the amount and rate of industrial recycling waste your business produces.

Horizontal Balers

Balers of this type, like the Rampack HZ Range, will deal with large amounts of waste. These can be fitted with a bin lift and used in conjunction with a conveyor. Balers are also available as both fully- and semi-automatic versions, with options of either horizontal or vertical tying systems, depending on material to be baled. Automatic recycling machinery operates continuously, while semi-automatic varieties have a stop/start function and require bundles to be tied by hand at the end.

Vertical Balers

For sporadic levels of recycling waste, vertical balers, could be the most cost-efficient. Vertical recycling machinery is also available in smaller sizes if space saving is a concern for your business.

Waste Compactors

Compactors work by compacting your industrial waste material, reducing the amount of waste lying around on site and reducing the frequency in rubbish collection requirements. They can be ordered as bin lift and be towed away by a skip lorry, or as a hook lift to be removed by a lorry.

If you are handling wet waste as well as dry, Mardon also have the have a range of fully liquid retentive compactors to prevent leakage. You will need to make sure that arrangement for collection is regular. The machine will let you know when it is 3/4 full so you can facilitate this.

Compactors and balers are similar in that they are both designed to compact and compress your industrial and recycling waste into a smaller and more manageable form.

The compactor will help with efficient, space-saving and appropriate disposal of your industrial waste, while the baler is a piece of recycling machinery that will compress your recyclables ready for removal. Responsible and regular recycling is additionally a potential way of generating extra revenue for your business.

We hope we have been able to help you understand the different options you have available to you when considering purchasing recycling equipment. Our friendly and knowledgeable team are also on hand to listen to your individual requirements and provide a competitive quote for the best machine to suit your needs.

Horizontal Balers

One of the most efficient methods of processing waste material into a format that can be easily recycled, waste balers are a key part of many enterprises which need to process high quantities of waste materials.

When it comes to finding the right baler for your business, there are several considerations. There are some different types of baler, including horizontal balers and those which are vertically fed, as well as automatic and semi-automatic balers. Here we outline the various options on offer, as well as showcase some of the market leaders we have available.

Horizontal or vertical feed?

If you have a relatively high level of waste movement, horizontal waste balers are usually the way to go. The horizontal nature of the machinery allows a continuous flow of waste (often via conveyor belt). This allows a much higher volume to be processed. Vertical balers tend to operate in a stop/start manner, so it depends on what would suit your business.

Automatic or semi-automatic?

A semi-automatic baler needs manual stopping and starting. The bale will also usually need to be tied off by hand once completed. In comparison, an automatic baler will do the entire job from start to finish, operating continuously until no longer required.

Our top picks when it comes to horizontal balers

Fully Automatic Balers

The RAMPACK fully automatic baler benefits from both horizontal and vertical feeds. In addition, it has a fully automatic five-wire tying process and is capable of processing anything from two to twelve tonnes of waste an hour.

Trojan Auto 500 V5 Baler

Capable of processing a variety of different materials, including paper, cardboard, printing waste, foil, PET, hard plastics and tiling, the Trojan Auto 500 V5 Baler is a good all-rounder with a pressing force of 60 tonnes.

Trojan Auto 400 H3 Baler

A great investment for smaller operations, the Trojan Auto 400 H3 Baler benefits from a 45-tonne pressing capacity and is suitable for baling materials such as paper, cardboard, printing waste and foil.

Semi-automatic Horizontal Balers

RAMPACK Trojan XL 60 Balers

Capable of creating bales which weight up to 750kg, the Trojan XL 60 Baler is quiet and efficient. Full bales are ejected once complete.

RAMPACK Beast Baler

With future-proof capabilities, the Rampack Beast Baler is a machine that features three power settings and can be tailored to your business needs.

We will customise your baler to suit your operation – get in touch with us here at Mardon Recycling Machinery to find out more.

Refurbished Rampack Trojan 600V5 Before and After

Another Mardon refurbished machine nearing completion. This Rampack Trojan 600V5 which undergone Mardon’s refurbishment program.

Our refurbished machines are inspected thoroughly and all critical components evaluated before determining their viability then a crucial decision must be made to either replace or refurbish. The right decision can mean the difference between extended downtime and operating at peak efficiency.

All Mardon refurbished machines are bought back to their best without compromising the machine’s performance at a fraction of the price of a new model.


Mardon Rampack Trojan 600V5 Before


















Mardon Rampack Trojan 600V5 after

Brand-new Static Compactor With Bin Lift and Safety Cage

Looking for a brand-new static compactor with bin lift and safety cage without a long manufacturing lead time? Mardon can help you. We currently have in stock for immediate delivery a brand new Rampack RP22. We can deliver and install anywhere in the UK on a 3 or 5 year fully maintained rental or outright purchase.

Get in touch with the team for more details.

static compactor with bin lift and safety cage


What a “Wundervolle Nacht” with ABBA-Pressen

Our Managing Director Dennis pictured here (centre) with Uwe (left) and Wolfgang (right) Albers, joint Owners and Directors of ABBA-Pressen at their 20th Anniversary Celebrations in Niederlangan.

Dennis and ABBA-Pressen

ABBA-Pressen are manufacturers of our fantastic fully automatic baler range and we have been the sole UK dealer for ABBA since 2013.

Please visit our recycling machinery section to see our extensive range of baler, compactors and other recycling equipment.

Recycling Solutions From Mardon

Mardon have over 15 years of experience dealing with the waste equipment. Here are just a brief sample of the recycling solutions we have provided over the past year. Mardon can provide a solutions for virtually every situation, so whether you need to feed a horizontal baler from multiple levels, a compactor through a wall or supply multiple sites around the country with balers Mardon can provide a solution.


Colossus Recycling Baler on Lorry

Mardon Waste Solutions 6

Our Customer Reducing Bin Collections with a Jumbo Roll Packer

Jumbo Roll Packer
Jumbo Roll Packer

Busy times for our customers and staff here at Mardon! Here’s another installation nearing completion. This time it’s a jumbo roll packer which will greatly reduce the bin collections at this busy DC.

If you are looking for a similar solution or would like to find out more information give the team at Mardon a call to chat through all your waste equipment requirements, we’ll have just the answer!

Refurbished 32 Yard Portable Compactor

Mardon have large stocks of new and refurbished baling equipment and compactors ready for immediate delivery. One example is this fully refurbished 32 yard portable compactor, which is available for rental or purchase.

refurbished 32 yard portable compactor
refurbished 32 yard portable compactor

If you would like more information or any help with your recycling requirements, please contact a member of the Mardon team on:

Freephone 0800 587 3028
01769 572191

Mardon come up with a winning solution yet again!

Rampack Trojan 40XLThis time it was with NHS Grampian. Our brief was to provide a solution to improve their recycling times and reduce the labour costs by upgrading their baling system from verticals to our entry level   Rampack Trojan semi-automatic baler.

It benefits form all the features you would expect from the larger bailing machines in the range, but it is compact and provides extremely high-performance.

If you would like Mardon to help you with your recycling requirements, please contact a member of the team on:

Freephone 0800 587 3028
01769 572191

Spotlight On Our RAMPACK H60 Baling Press

The Mardon RamPack 60HD Baling Press is perfect for baling a range of materials includingRAMPACK H60 Baling Press

  • Plastic Bottles
  • Drinks Cans
  • Paint Tins
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic

The cross strapping tying system enables the material to be held securely within the bale. The Baling Press has a fully automated bale eject system for simple removal of the bale.

It’s height is : 2.133m and width: 1.040m with a depth of: 1.328m. The total weight is: 706kg and the power supply is: 220-240v single phase.

The motor: 2.2kw, 16amp and the pressing force is: up to 13 Ton. This baling press comply’s with the Control of Noise at work Regulation 2005 and has a cycle time of: 25 seconds.

  • Bale Dimensions
  • Height: 650mm
  • Width: 600mm
  • Depth: 400mm
  • Bale Weight: 30kg to 60kg (Dependant on Material)

Request Further Details

If you are looking to invest in a piece of recycling equipment, please ask our team about our free waste survey to see if we can help save you money!

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Spotlight on our Trojan 400 H3 Waste Baler

TROJAN 400 H3a BALEROur Trojan 400 H3 Waste Baler is suited for pressing: paper, cardboard, printing waste and has foil channel adjustment – 3 sides. It’s hydraulic-automatic abba-drill machine and thrust station pivotable for superior service and cleaning.

  • Space-saving
  • Compact and robust design
  • Efficient
  • Parallel thrust station
  • 45t pressing force

It comes with Photocell control in the filling chute and a feed hopper as needed. The operator side is freely selectable and is suitable for small to medium sized material traffic. The bale dimensions are compact and is simple to operate via touch panel.

Trojan 400 H3 Waste Baler Technical data

  • Pressing force [kn/t] 450/45
  • Specific pressing force [N/cm²] 74
  • Motor (kw) 11 15
  • Throughput cardboard B19, approx. [t/h] 1,8 2,3
  • Volume idle running [m³/h] 84 110
  • Volume-working conditions [B19 m³/h] 80 75
  • Cycle time [sec] 30 30
  • Feed opening W x L [mm] 850 x 1150
  • Tying system horizontal, 3-fold, automatically
  • Bale size W x H x L [mm] 790 x 730 x 1200
  • Bale weight, paper, cardboard [kg] approx. 350 kg (depend on input weight and material)
  • Machine weight [kg] 5000

Abba – Environmental and press technology. Channel baling presses at a top price-performance ratio.

We from Mardon Recycling, are appointed Sole UK Agents for ABBA-PRESSENTECHNIK fully automatic baling presses. The fully automated, mobile channel baling presses are distinguished by a high throughput with low energy consumption and easy operation.

Another characteristic of the channel baling presses is the compact and simple design (arrangement of the press cylinder advantageously crossed) with dependable cutting and drill station. The channel baling presses are ideal for compressing: corrugated paper and board from commercial premises, de-inking, mixed-wastepaper, corrugated paper of all other kinds, foil (landscape foils); PET bottles, hard plastic, beverage cans etc.

Contact a member of the team for more details:

Freephone 0800 587 3028
01769 572191

Another Fully Refurbished Recycling Machine Ready for Dispatch

This time it’s a HSM 1160 which has been through Mardon’s comprehensive refurbishment program where no compromise is made on quality and retains the integrity of the original machine. This fully refurbished recycling machine is now ready for dispatch.

All of Mardon refurbished recycling machines come with a minimum of six months parts and labour warranty. We carry huge stocks of recycling equipment including Balers, vertical, horizontal and compactors which are awaiting refurbishment as well vast stocks of new equipment.

Contact a member of the team for more details:

Freephone 0800 587 3028
01769 572191

Three Fully Refurbished Mardon Trojan 60XL’s


Our RamPack Trojan XL60 is a British made Semi-Automatic Horizontal baling press that can produce bales of up to 750 kg (depending on material baled). We have three currently in stock awaiting refurbishment.


The baler comes with shear blades are fitted as standard and the Twin Ram Port Cullis end door is designed to eliminate baling wires snapping on ejection and is a full bale eject machine.

Please call for more details

Data Sheet

Trojan XL60 Baler – Data Sheet

One of our Trojan 600V5’s is currently going through our refurbishment program

Trojan Auto 600 V5 Properties

» bestseller » proven reliability for years » sturdy and powerful » mobile » diverse application range » 60 t pressing force

  • Suited for pressing: paper, cardboard, printing waste, foil, PET, hard plastics, tiling.
  • Vertical stamp, oil cooler as well as tank and cabinet heater as standard equipment.
  • Ground slide and piston valve for covering the needle opening (prevents contamination of the binding unit with plastic particles, etc.).
  • Channel adjustment – 3 sides, hydraulic-automatic.
  • Photocell control in the filling chute.
  • Continuous feeding by means of flat conveyor or similar.
  • Fast cycle times.
  • Additional photocell for overfilling.
  • Collapsible binding device for transport and service.

Recycling Machinery Certified Training

A vital part of the PUWER regulations (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations) and a commitment to the health and safety of your staff is for all your operators to be trained in the safe use of your equipment.

What is PUWER? (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations)

PUWER is short for the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (1999 in Northern Ireland). The regulations deal with the work machinery and equipment operated every day in workplaces and intends to keep people safe wherever equipment and machinery is used at work.

Does Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations apply to you?

PUWER regulations apply to work activities throughout the whole of Great Britain and to installations offshore including gas supply platforms and oil rigs. PUWER applies to:

  • Employers
  • Self-employed and the equipment they use or control
  • Employed persons that supervise or manage the use of equipment operated by others

Mardon recycling always provide training with any new or used equipment we provide and we can do refresher training at any time.

Recycling Machinery Training Objectives we cover include:

  • Advise on use and selection of correct PPE
  • Explanation and demonstration of the equipment
  • Identification of safety features and locations of emergency stops
  • Pre-shift check routine: locking the machine off, visual inspection for damage and condition, start-up/ shut-down procedure
  • Control panel operation
  • Correct operation of the machine to ensure the most efficient use
  • Basic fault diagnosis
  • Call out procedure should it be required
  • Advice on routine maintenance, inspection and housekeeping
  • All trainees receive certificates of competence

The training is also important for teams who have been using compaction equipment for years. Sometimes things can get forgotten, or operator get into bad habits so refresher training can help to ensure people aren’t cutting corners or overlooking simple factors that could compromise safety, bale quality or machine durability.

For more information on our training please call the service team on 01769 572191 or email


Our Latest Horizontal Baler Installation

Mardon Horizontal Baler Instillation

Mardon starts 2018 where we finished 2017 with yet another new installation. This time its a horizontal baler at a Midland distribution centre for a major high street name.

We were asked come up with a solution to bale cardboard from both a mezzanine and ground floor. Our solution was to supply one of our Rampack 50 tonne semi-automatic baler with bespoke chute.

Our Rampack semi-automatic range are available with a innovative “easy tie” system as an option which the client thought was must have as it is a real “ time saver”.

A Quick Look Back at 2017 Here at Mardon’s…

BIG names, BIG machinery, BIG satisfaction.

Wickes, Travis Perkins, RGB, and many more big brand names have this year had large equipment installed by Mardon’s as we continue to grow throughout the competitive market place of the waste industry.

However, it is not always about the BIG boys, our RamPack range has equally been successful and continues to prove a popular and reliable product in our range for our customers with smaller waste requirements.

Our continued growth has meant that we have had to expand our team across the country but also our workshop premises. During the year we opened our self-sufficient spray booth unit at our headquarters, where our refurb products get their makeover before leaving ready for their new home.

This year our dedicated team just got stronger. New recruits to the Mardon team throughout the year have settled in well and are really making the difference giving our customers more expertise but also a faster response.


We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for continued support and business and we will see you in 2018!

Looking For A Fully Automatic Baler?

We Have a Fully Automatic Baler to Suit Your Needs

If your business is looking to invest in new recycling machinery and you know you want a Fully Automatic Baler, Mardon can help! We have a fantastic range and below we have put together a few from the collection including feature and photos.

RamPack Trojan Fully Automatic

Our TROJAN AUTO range consists of both Vertical and Horizontal fully automatic 5-wire tying systems and are capable of baling between 2 and 12 tonnes per hour. Precision made using German engineering, the Trojan Auto range utilises advanced servicing technology to require a minimum of maintenance. It has a relatively small footprint, has low noise levels and can easily be relocated to existing standard “hook-lift” frames. Each machine is tailor-made to suit your requirements.

More Info on RamPack Trojan Fully Automatic

Trojan Fully Automatic 400 H3


  • suited for pressing: paper, cardboard, printing waste, foil
  • channel adjustment – 3 sides, hydraulic-automatic
  • abba-drill machine and thrust station pivotable for service and cleaning
  • photocell control in the filling chute
  • feed hopper as needed
  • operator side freely selectable
  • suitable for small to medium sized material traffic
  • compact bale dimensions
  • simple operation via touch panel

More Info on Trojan Fully Automatic 400 H3



  • suited for pressing: paper, cardboard, printing waste, foil, PET, hard plastics, tiling
  • vertical stamp as standard equipment
  • ground slide and piston valve for covering the needle opening (prevents contamination of the binding unit with plastic particles, etc.)
  • channel adjustment – 3 sides, hydraulic-automatic
  • photocell control in the filling chute
  • continuous feeding by means of flat conveyor or similar
  • additional photocell for overfilling
  • collapsible binding device for transport and service
  • operator side freely selectable
  • simple operation via touch panel


Request Further Details

If you are looking to invest in a piece of recycling equipment, please ask our team about our free waste survey to see if we can help save you money!

Company Name*:
Full Name*:
Your Email*:

How did you hear about us?

Freephone: 0800 587 3028
Telephone: 01769 572191