Baler of the month – September – RWM 500

Baler of the month – September – RWM 500

In this second ‘baler of the month’ feature, we quiz Riverside Waste Machinery’s MD Jonathan Oldfield on the key features and stand-out benefits of the RWM500 mill size baler.

Describe this machine in one sentence:

A powerful mill size baling press which produces large bales that maximise revenue yield, load capacities and transport efficiencies.

What type of organisations use it?

This is a popular machine with industrial waste contractors and recyclers, however it is also used by warehouses, manufacturers, warehouses, distribution outlets, prisons and hospitals. It’s great for anyone handling a large volume of packaging ‘waste’.

What materials can this waste baler handle?

The RWM500 is typically used as a cardboard baler or plastic baler. It isn’t just a great machine in terms of capacity. It can also handle bulky recyclables with ease. 

What bale weights can it achieve?

Bales of up to 550kg.

And the bale dimensions?

1200 x 1500 x 760mm

What consumables are required to produce bales with this machine?

Overall we’d recommend baler wire – the strongest method for securing mill size bales – but clients can also use baler tape, a lower cost, higher quality alternative.

Is a warranty included?

Yes, a 12 month full parts and labour warranty.

Describe this machine in 3 words:

Robust & revenue-generating

Where can you find out more information about this machine?

By visiting the dedicated RWM500 mill size baler page, reading about an RWM500 client or by contacting us directly. People are welcome to call us on 01423 325038 for an informal chat or they can email

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