A large prestige building material supplier based in the north of England came to KK Balers with the issue of rising costs of waste disposal.

The H&S Manager J.B shares the following with Hayley at KK Balers;

KK Balers were recommended to us and we are so delighted with the result.

We are now saving on average £2000 per month and onsite productivity has increased by 25%.

Before KK Balers came into our lives, we were at crisis point with our waste handling process.

The waste disposal costs were reaching worryingly high levels and then there was the double handling of waste impacting our productivity levels. Going through approx. 100 bags per day, the waste was taking us a lot of time to move, filling 2 x 30ft containers every week, and utilising an 8 wheel tipper unit to move them, we just couldn’t carry on this way.

We were keen to search for a more environmentally friendly way to handle our disposal bags. And we wanted to reduce disposal costs and save on the time taken on site to process it. Asking another business what they were doing to resolve the issue was a game changer, and seeing their KK500 Baler on site made KK Balers a very obvious choice for us.

We called KK balers and within 2 weeks, we received delivery of our KK500 Bale Master Mill Size baler. Our team were given full onsite safety training, which was at a level that all staff could understand, and we even got tips on things you wouldn’t have known from the manual. Id say the trainer went the extra mile ensuring we knew everything. This whole experience proved to me that KK Balers care about their customers and don’t just want to make sales, making sure the solution worked for us as a business.

KK Balers are a pleasure to deal with and with thanks to them we can now recycle our waste bags.

Now, we simply put the empty bag into the baler, repeat and compact until a bale is created. We then store our bales ready for the recycler. What I also like about having this baler is flexibility to move it to a different location if needed, which is also key for us.

I would highly recommend KK Balers expertise in waste management solutions.


Sustainable Action taken by Top Building Material Supplier

Cardboard Waste Management System

KK Balers were selected by the team at Europa from a shortlist of recommended suppliers put forward by managers across it’s multiple warehouse sites. Following early discussions and a site survey by KK it was clear that the KK 500 SA baler would meet the site requirements and additional bespoke elements would compliment production needs.

Europa Worldwide Group is a fast-growing privately-owned logistics operator Europa employs more than 950 people across its six divisions – Europa Road, Europa Air & Sea, Europa Warehouse, Europa Showfreight, Europa Contact Centre and Continental Cargo Carriers. Europa Road operates the UK’s largest European groupage hub which is situated in Dartford. Its network of 13 UK branches trunk into Dartford from where freight connects with daily, direct services to 30 continental hubs. The business has succeeded through a combination of friendly people management and investing heavily in IT and physical infrastructure.

Prior to having the baler installed Europa’s cardboard was double handled by staff and loaded loosely into a container, the weights per container were low and there were 10 transport collections per week. They needed a solution that was going to benefit production, staff hours and also importantly be kinder to the environment.


The bespoke solution would benefit the business by allowing two departments to recycle waste with more efficiency.

The set up allows staff on the ground floor to load clean cardboard waste into bins and the bin lift function will empty bins – previously staff would dispose this card into a cardboard skip.

On the first floor, staff will fill bins and load straight into the hopper, keeping the mezzanine floor clear.

Previously staff would load bins and wait for transport to remove them and empty waste on the ground floor, staff would then have to reload the bins to the first floor before the process started again.

The amount of staff time saved is significant to keeping the operation moving.

It’s also important to recognise the improvement in Health and Safety with this new process, which is very paramount when running a busy warehouse site.

We asked the Facilities Manager for Europa Worldwide Group if he could foresee any cost savings and benefits of the new waste management system he responded

“ We envisage instant savings financially and by reducing our effects on the environment as our weekly collections have decreased from 10 to 1 per week – a 90% reduction in transport.

We hope to generate an income from the baled product once the market recovers. We expect to see the gross weight for 1 container of cardboard increase significantly from our previous loose cardboard collections.”

He also commented on KK Balers service

“KK Balers have given a professional service to the highest level, maintaining health and safety standards during delivery and install and delivering a professional training session to ensure we had the knowledge to operate the machine correctly and safely from day one.”

The KK 500 Semi Automatic Baler installed at Europa

KK500 Baler

Europa Worldwide’s cardboard recycling and waste management system

Waste recycling solution provided by KK Balers is a huge success with customer.

How did they reduce 3 days to 3 hours?

“We’re a family run business with multiple garden centres across the South West of England which sell plants, horticultural equipment, outdoor furniture, barbeques and much more”

Mr P shares with us how their flagship garden centre and has become the hub of their ongoing efforts to reduce our environmental impact. This includes recycling as much waste material as possible.

“By having this new larger baler from KK Balers onsite means we can recycle even more waste from all our garden centres, including the used plastic plant pots that customers bring back to us. It’s helped us to cut down on general waste, reduce our waste collection costs and overall has hugely improved our waste management. Where it used to take three days to bale 10 stillages of cardboard, it now takes just three hours.”

Health and safety is really important in our business. We are really satisfied with the training our staff received on the operation of the baler and have peace of mind that everyone is confident that they can operate the machine safely.”

“We’re extremely pleased with the service from KK. We chose KK Balers because of their reputation and the fact they were recommended to us, and we now gladly recommend them ourselves”.

Thank you KK Balers”

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Please call us to request a full case study about this customer or any others that you would like to know more about.


With such kind words of endorsement, we look forward to assisting them for many more years to come.

We are passionate about helping businesses reduce their waste by recycling their cardboard, plastic and any other material.

KK have over 40 years experiences. And help thousands of happy customers and continue to grow from strength to strength.

Considering a baler?

Please give us a call to discuss the array of options available Tel: 01932 852423

Garden Centre reduces recycling time by days with the KK 500SA Semi Automatic Baler

Thank you to Kai Mayfair – this is a great overview of how KK helped achieve a waste management solution for your glass bottles.

“ Kai Mayfair– A Sophisticated Chinese restaurant serving gourmet classics in an elegant, modern dining room

with 1 Michelin Star enquired at KK Balers regarding recycling and waste management specificity around glass bottle waste disposal and noise reduction.

As our restaurant is located in a residential area, noise reduction is high on our priority list,

so the KK Glass Crusher was put forward for consideration as a different way to manage our glass waste.

Before the Glass crusher was installed, we were disposing of bottles directly into the bin,

it was far from ideal due to the noise generated by the bottles… No matter how quiet we tried to be.

We decided to go ahead with KK and have no regrets, the KK glass crusher is used 3-4 times a day

– it saves space in the bin – it saves time –  and the fact we are no longer have to manually put bottles into the bin is keeping the noise to a minimum

which must be pleasing to our neighbours.

Upholding our reputation is paramount, so if technology and engineering can help us to recycle more effectively and is sustainable, we will embrace it.

KK Balers have been very helpful and approachable, the price is fair and the service is great. Whenever we have had any queries, KK have always been able to offer support both by phone and in person.

Thank you KK for helping us find a solution. “  KAI Restaurant Manager.


For more information about glass bottle waste disposal call KK today on 01932 852423

Please feel free to complete the enquiry form so that we may contact you.

Thank you for your interest so far, we look forward to assisting you further.
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Kai Mayfair delighted with Glass Bottle Waste Management Solution

A Garden Centre based in Berkshire share this with us:

“We love all things to do with gardens, plants, pets and the outdoor lifestyle and are renowned for our horticultural expertise.

We wanted to reduce our carbon footprint and recycle more of our waste material.

We chose KK Balers as they are a local company, with a great reputation.

With help from KK, we are now able to save money and recycle so it’s a win win.

We are proud of our sustainable approach and couldn’t have done it without the help from the team at KK.

Since using KK Balers, we have been able to;

  • Cut down on general waste
  • Grow our recycling and reduce our carbon footprint
  • Reduce our waste collection costs

RESULT=  Improving our overall waste management

KK Balers have been helping us for 5 years, we are delighted with their service and would gladly recommend them to other businesses.

Thank you KK Balers” – Mr G.

If you would like to know more about how to reduce waste collection costs, please call us today on Tel: 01932 852423

Alternatively, please complete the enquiry form so that we may contact you.

Thank you for your interest in KK Balers, we look forward to assisting you further.

Cardboard bale
A Garden Centre increases recycling and saves on waste disposal costs with KK Balers

We always get excellent service from the staff at KK Balers. They are efficient and very helpful. The whole process of getting our balers and services we require following installation has been incredibly easy.

A Distillery Saves Money and Reduces Waste Costs with KK Balers

KK really enjoy sharing this story – it was a great project with challenges and KK had the right solution and were able to assist swiftly;

The Hilton approached KK Balers for help as they wanted to organise their waste disposal into an environmentally friendly waste management system that was affordable for them to roll out as soon as possible.

The 3 main areas of concern to take into consideration for this project were;

  • ease of use of the machines for the staff at Hilton
  • space restrictions onsite
  • the turnaround of waste produced by the busy hotel

The Back of House Manager at the Hilton, worked closely with KK Balers Managing Director, Jon Lawton, to ascertain the main waste streams from the hotel and how to effectively deal with them and after careful consideration and a choice of balers and options, they decided to go ahead with KK.

Cardboard, plastic and glass bottles where some of the major materials that could be segregated for bulk recycling.

KK were able to install several baling machines;

Firstly to compact and bale their plastic, cardboard as well as their magazines;

We installed the KK66;

KK66 twin baler is an effective way to organise and keep separate card and plastic waste and weighing bales of 40kg-60kg or smaller if needed. This machine saves on space too, which is of particular importance for this hotel.

Another machine utilised is the KK Mini Baler;

This baler is suitable for loading smaller sized items directly in for compaction.  Ideal for small spaces with bales weighing 40kg-60kg or smaller if desired.

And finally the KK’s Mega Glass Crusher; As glass bottles take up a large portion of the Hilton’s waste stream as well as storage space, this played a significant part of the solution, the glass bottles get crushed into the machine, taking up 80% less floor space. This also saved cost of the waste collection of the bottles.

Over a 12 month period the hotel had reduced their glass disposal by 50%.

KK also helped to arrange a recycler for the collection of the recycling material too.

Overall this was a successful project and the Hilton were very pleased with the outcome.

Why not call KK Balers today on 01932 852423 or fill out the enquiry form with any questions you may have. We would be delighted to assist you.


Hilton choose KK Balers to improve their Waste Management

ISO14001 for a manufacturer of electrical wiring harnesses – achieved!

As with a lot of companies, this manufacturer were on a continuous improvement drive and were working to achieve their ISO14001 in 2021,

turning to KK with the aim to reduce the amount of cubic waste that they were producing. KK were delighted to assist.

Mr G. the Managing Director, informed KK Balers that he was very pleased with the solution that has been provided.


“KK Balers were the most responsive and competitive out of the companies we were considering as potential suppliers.”

“KK Balers has reduced our cardboard bin collections from 3 to 1 per week,

this in turn has reduced the amount of time and the number of employees taking waste from the factory to be disposed of.

We now have one central point for waste cardboard”.

Apart from cutting down on waste storage and saving time, they have estimated to be saving around £500 per annum, and are now recycling all their waste cardboard.

“I consider KK Balers to have provided a first- class service following the initial communication to the delivery and installation of the KK Mini Baler, we were also pleased to be able to support British manufacturing”.

 We would like to thank them for choosing us.

We have since learnt that in 2023 this customer were approved for their; ISO 14001:2015 which is great news! Congratulations!

If you would like more information on how to reduce cardboard waste  – please contact KK Balers on 01932 852423

ISO14001 for a manufacturer of electrical wiring harnesses

An Optical products manufacturer approached KK Balers for a solution to their excess of cardboard waste and were new to the concept of baling.

This particular customer manufacture unique ergonomic stereo microscopes, digital inspection and non-contact measuring systems.

Engineers and scientists worldwide use the high-quality systems for a wide range of magnification, inspection and measurement applications in industrial, materials and life science markets.

Renowned for pioneering optical design, this manufacturer’s microscope and metrology systems perform to the highest standards so KK were very happy to assist this reputable company.

Mr M, the Manufacturing Director, spoke with KK with the purpose of improving their waste recycling and environmental footprint

however wasn’t sure what would be the best machinery for this, or the best process to improve that part of the business.

KK where able to provide them with a couple of options as one of the leaders in the industry and following a site survey, and a few trials, the perfect baler was found;

The KK 15 baler. a mid-range baler was the perfect fit achieving up to 150kg bales.

The KK15 baler is fitted with an auto-eject mechanism = making light work of bale ejection onto a pallet for removal by pallet truck or forklift.


What has been particularly useful is the large loading aperture with side opening door, enabling bigger boxes to be thrown in without having to break them down.

Another feature that helped the company complete their decision for a KK 15 baler was the ease of use of the baler.

The men and women trained to use the baler upon installation found it straightforward and very efficient to use.

The improvements the baler has made to the company has not only been environmental but also it has improved their warehouse production by giving them a systematic way to deal with their cardboard waste.

Before the installation of the KK 15 baler, the company were using skips to dispose of the waste, they are now saving money on the collection and disposal of the skips which has been another great advantage of utilising the baler.


“We found it incredibly beneficial to have the machinery onsite without the full commitment to the purchase.

It gave us the chance to see how it would work within our warehouse, and seeing the difference in the machines, the speed and ease of use after a week it became clear to us which machine we would like to buy.”

Mr M was also very pleased with the service by KK.

“They were quick to deliver and collect the machines on site, training provided was fantastic and after dealing with KK from start to finish I was very pleased and eager to get our baler into practice.

The results have been impressive.”


Man standing by cardboard baler


If you would like more information on the KK15 Baler, if you are new to baling or would like to know more about balers and recycling solutions, call KK today on 01932 852423 or please complete the enquiry form.

We look forward to assisting you further.

Optical Products Manufacturer see the benefits of KK Balers

A small yet effective baler for a bespoke requirement

KK Balers supplied long-standing customer, Travis Perkins, with two KK Minimiser balers.

With the number of locations and amount of materials that come into Travis Perkins there was a growing number of bulk bags used to transport Recycling, generated within the industry for reclaim, and avoid landfill.

To stop the wastage of the bags once they had been utilised, Travis Perkins contacted KK Balers for advice.

The KK sales team recommended a KK Minimiser baler with a bespoke adjustment, which would allow them to bale these bulk bags and send back to the branches across the UK to re-use.

The balers are able to compact the bags in an ideal size for transport, and using the custom made changes, they can create a bale of 10 bags, reducing the size 10 to 1 and reducing the cost for transport.

Where before these bags went to waste and landfill after a short time of being used, they are now able to recycle for usage around the branches, prolonging the life of the bags.


“KK Balers were very well organised and a pleasure to deal with.

Their bespoke solution is working well for us, they understood what we needed from them and supplied a high quality, machine to do the job!” spokesman from Travis Perkins




If you would like more information about balers, compactors or any other products and recycling solutions, please call us on 01932 852423. We look forward to assisting you further.

Travis Perkins Minimise Waste with KK Balers