CARDBOARD BALERS CUT COSTS AND FREE UP SPACE IN NYC HIGH-RISE RESIDENTIAL APARTMENT BUILDINGS - News room

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2020-10-01

Running a recycling program in a large residential building can be time-consuming and labor-intensive. A big city apartment building can accumulate hundreds of boxes each week, which quickly overwhelms maintenance and storage areas. One building, The Orion, a luxury condominium on West 42nd Street in New York City, found a convenient, space-saving solution; compacting and baling cardboard boxes and plastic packaging using a multi-chamber cardboard baler.
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More space means more revenue

Once The Orion began baling the building’s cardboard in the Orwak 5070 baler on a regular basis, there was no longer a need to reserve space for boxes. As a result, they saved 3,000 square feet of valuable space on the building’s ground floor. The building rented out the newly freed-up space to a green grocer, which added to the company’s revenues. In addition to newly found revenue from renting the ground floor, The Orion also gets PAID for the cardboard bales. So instead of paying to have the cardboard removed, they get paid for the cardboard bales.

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Read the success story at Orwak North America’s blog or download the article as pdf

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