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Posted on: 23rd Feb 2023

Andusia Explore CK International’s Bale & Wrap Technology

It isn’t long now till landfill tax will hit the hundreds. In April, landfill tax will increase to £102.10 per tonne, on top of this, taking site gate fees and transport into consideration –landfill is an extremely unattractive prospect for those in waste management.

Furthermore, with the EA’s recent ban on POP-contaminated waste going to landfill, instead being destroyed through RDF incineration, it might be time to contemplate investment in baling and wrapping machinery. Thus, exporting your waste as RDF for recovery at EfW plants across Europe.

Investing in baling and wrapping can reduce your transport and operating costs, increase flexibility and reliability, and provide smooth handling solutions for all waste requirements.

There are many brand options on the market today to suit different space and material types, in the past Andusia have looked at Orkel, Crosswrap and Flexus. Here, we take a closer look at what CK International have to offer.

UK -based, CK International, design, manufacture and maintain balers and compactors for use across various industries such as retail, distribution, council recycling depots and waste management. The company’s range of equipment varies from small vertical balers and compactors to large fully automatic twin ram balers, designed specifically for baling RDF.

CK International Twin Ram Balers are ideal for use in waste transfer stations. Material can be fed into the machines using conveyor, loading shovel or selector grab. The fully automatic machines produce high density mill size bales, with bale weights of RDF up to 1.4 tonnes and are capable of processing up to 35 tonnes per hour of waste material. Streamlining bale production, multiple material crossover with no contamination and increasing profitability are the key performance indicators that CK balers deliver every time.

Benefits of Twin Ram Solutions

  • Higher bale density
  • Better bale structure
  • Ability to switch material stream easily
  • Choice of plastic of wire tying
  • Flexibility in layout and design

Wayne Hunt, CK International’s Regional Sales Manager in the Recycling Sector, comments, “CK International Ltd are one of the world’s most successful manufacturers of Twin Ram balers and the market leaders in waste compaction solutions.  We don’t just sell a one size fits all, we sell a solution that fits YOUR business model. We have adapted the system to include a direct wrapping system – resulting in a reduced cost, faster throughput on your RDF, but also the ability to strap & bale other materials if required with no contamination. We can give you consistency not just in bale size but more importantly in bale weight, ensuring that you maximise your payload within the boat, container or waggon.”

You can view several CK International case studies on their website- Re-Gen Waste, Ireland, Attero, Netherlands and Oosterveld, Netherlands.

To learn more about CK International machinery and how it could benefit your operation, email

If you would like to discuss your waste requirements or need help sourcing the right machinery for you, email