Waste baler servicing…finding the right approach

Riverside Waste Machinery

As the age-old saying goes, ‘prevention is cheaper than cure’. OK, the phrase may have been so overused that it now sounds somewhat clichéd, but there is still a lot of validity in these renowned five words.

It is a philosophy that guides so many aspects of everyday life. We have regular dental check-ups to prevent the quality of our teeth from deteriorating; we install and test smoke alarms to protect our homes from fire (which can be costly in so many ways); and we send our cars to be routinely inspected by mechanical experts, to ensure they are in correct working order.


So, when it comes to a waste baler, what should the approach be? The exact same.

By design, our balers have been engineered so that they are easy to use, with straightforward operator controls. That simplicity extends to the maintenance too – in fact, as part of the training we provide once a new machine has been commissioned, we advise a number of quick steps that our clients can undertake to keep their equipment running smoothly in future.

But we do recommend an annual service, so that the same engineering experts who have installed your waste baler can come and give it a thorough inspection when the time is right. Very much a machinery health check, a baler service strives to optimise the ongoing performance of your equipment. We look for evidence of wear and tear, and dig deep to uncover any indications of potential future problems. We call this approach ‘preventative maintenance’.

Dependent on the usage of your baler, we may advise a different servicing frequency, but let us consider your specific needs and provide recommendations accordingly. Such a proactive attitude will reduce the likelihood of any unplanned and certainly unwanted downtime, and will minimise the future expenditure required to undertake costly repairs.

Of course if a waste baler repair is required, we can help with that too. Our specialist engineers will aim to resolve the problem as quickly and cost-effectively as possible, before leaving you with advice to help prevent any recurring faults or future technical problems.

As we begin to prepare for the festive season, perhaps now is the perfect time to schedule your next – or indeed first – waste baler service. You’ll all no doubt be looking after yourselves following what may prove to be an indulgent Christmas. So why not ensure your machine is ship shape at the start of the New Year too?

Our engineers cover every postcode in the UK. So, to book a service, please contact our technical experts on 01423 325038, email paul@wastemachinery.co.uk or complete our short service enquiry form.