Earth Month 2020 & The Green Mission
April is recognized as Earth Month, and yesterday was the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.
In 1970, Earth Day was instituted to bring awareness to issues surrounding the environment and climate. What started in the United States quickly spread to become a worldwide movement, being celebrated in 190+ countries. This year, Earth Day turned 50. Learn more about the history of Earth Day here.
Our Green Mission
At PTR Baler and Compactor Company, it’s always been our mission to help your organization go greener and meet its sustainability goals. Our goal is to help businesses across the country, and internationally, improve their environment, inside and out, and to positively impact the health of your employees and community. We do this by providing the most effective and durable waste and recycling equipment in the industry. Whether your goals are to reduce waste or to reach zero waste, PTR can help make it happen.
Our Vertical Downstroke Balers divert cardboard, paper, plastics, shrink wrap, aluminum and more, turning these materials into recyclable commodities. With PTR balers and compactors, your company can achieve (or even exceed) its targeted waste reduction goals.
Waste and recycling management is key in implementing corporate sustainability policy and practices. When you create less waste, that in turn means less trucks hauling waste to landfills. Less trucks means less pollution-causing emissions. Not to mention, transportation savings for your company.
You’ll reduce waste and lower your carbon footprint, all the while creating a healthier environment for yourself and your employees, and your community. Plus, you’ll create an additional revenue stream by turning what was once trash into valuable recyclable commodities.
Under our current circumstances, there are still things we can as individuals do to honor and celebrate the planet, all month long. Try gardening or even plant a tree! Be mindful of water usage and try cutting down on shower time.
Learn more about sustainability here, or contact PTR with questions.
Call: (800) 523-3654
We’re Here for All Essential Businesses
PTR Baler and Compactor Company is fully open and operating, as waste and recycling management is an essential industry.Hospitals, medical centers and grocery stores must be able to continue to properly manage their waste and recycling streams during the current health crisis.Therefore, PTR is still fully operational and ready to serve the needs of those industries and more.
We’re here to continue to serve our customers’ needs, including:
Additionally, parts for balers, compactors, cart tippers and more are available online 24/7 on our PTR parts website, dedicated solely to parts.
We have an extensive inventory of hydraulic, electrical, mechanical parts & more. You’ll find docks & doors, labels, decals, manuals, baling wire & hardware conveniently available for online purchase, as well.
Because we buy in bulk at a significant purchasing discount, our distribution warehouse holds a substantial stock of parts. We’re then able to pass our savings down to you and offer the most competitive pricing possible. All parts are also OEM Certified and backed by our one year replacement warranty. Check out our parts website at www.parts.ptrco.com.
If you need sales, service or have questions regarding parts, click here.
The New PTR Parts Catalog
An all new PTR Parts Catalog is currently in the works. This informative catalog will showcase available OEM-Certified electrical, hydraulic & mechanical parts. You’ll find everything you need for your balers, compactors, cart tippers and more. Standard & Universal Power Units for pressure shift and by-pass cylinder compactors, and Rebuild Kits will also be featured. PLUS:
- Wiring Diagrams
- Baler & Compactor Decal Placement Drawings
- Maintenance Tips
To sign up, visit bit.ly/PTRParts_Catalog_Signup, and provide your name and address so you can receive the first edition!
We’re proud to be the industry leader for quality waste and recycling equipment, parts and service. As a manufacturer, PTR buys in bulk and retains a large stock of parts in our distribution facility. We’re able to pass the savings we receive for buying in bulk down to you, the customer. All of our baler and compactor parts are backed by a 1 year warranty. Because we are a manufacturer, PTR maintains a large stock of parts in our distribution warehouse. We buy in bulk, giving us a considerable purchasing discount. We’re then able to pass this savings on to our customers.
Top quality parts help guarantee the uninterrupted, optimal performance of your baler or compactor. To stay up to date on all special parts promotions, subscribe to our Parts Mailing List.
Questions? Please contact:PTR Baler and Compactor Co. Parts DepartmentEndri FrasheriOffice: (215) 205-5486
Statement Concerning COVID-19 (Coronavirus)Statement Concerning COVID-19 (Coronavirus)As Coronavirus continues to be a topic of daily concern, PTR holds the health and well-being of our employees, families, and clients as a top priority. PTR has taken steps to protect the safety of our team while continuing to deliver the highest level of service to those that we serve.Our business continuity plan is in place and we have tested our operational workflows to ensure uninterrupted business activities. We are closely monitoring guidelines and recommendations from the CDC along with state and local health organizations.We remain committed to providing the superior service and support that our customers have come to expect of our company.Mike SavagePresident/CEOPTR would also like to express our gratitude to all healthcare professionals who are working the front lines of this crisis. Thank you for your sacrifice. Grocery store workers deserve our appreciation as well. They are working under higher-risk, stressful conditions. Our sincerest thanks to all of you.
New Product News: The T-2KXHB
News about our 𝙉𝙀𝙒 𝙋𝙍𝙊𝘿𝙐𝘾𝙏!
PTR would like to introduce our newest addition to the Cart Tipper Line, the T-2KXHB!
T-2KXHB is a 2,000 lb. capacity, extended reach height tipper slotted above our established family of low, medium and high frame tippers. It is cost effective, single-stage solution for tipping over 100” high load edge.
Cart Tippers, also known as Cart Dumpers and Commercial Lifters, help your organization reduce the risk of work related back injuries, thus saving you time and money. Your waste and recycling handling staff employees spend several hours lifting waste from collection bins into waste removal containers, exposing them to potential injury. When your waste & recycling handling employees utilize a commercial cart dumper, they’re able to move loads from the collection bin to waste removal containers much faster and with less potential for injury or strain.
We offer several other models of lifters, all of which are a breeze to install and economical. You’ll find the money you save in unwanted downtime will make the product well worth the cost! Retail chains, distribution centers , property management companies, universities, and government institutions will also benefit from the addition of a Cart Tipper to their waste and recycling system. Review our line of cart dumper models here.
Want to learn more about how the innovative new T-2KXHB can increase your team’s productivity, backroom operations and overall safety? Click here to contact us!
A Guide to Choosing the Right PTR Baler
The basic job of a baler is to compact your recyclable materials into a manageable form. In order to make the most appropriate choice consider the following: materials, space, size and budget. With so many models to choose from, selecting the best PTR baler for your business can be tricky. We’re here to help make the process easier! Check out this comprehensive guide to choosing a baler that will suit your company’s unique needs.
If your organization produces recyclable waste (any most all do to some extent), then you need a recycling baler. Knowing the type of recyclable waste you’re dealing with is key in determining the baler you’ll need.
All PTR Vertical Downstroke Balers seamlessly bale cardboard, plastic P.E.T. bottles, aluminum cans, magazines, office paper, newsprint, paper cartons, e-waste, textiles and clothing. But only a few heavy-duty models can additionally handle foam and rugs, tires, white goods (appliances) and non-ferrous metals. For example, our 500HD and 7200HD models are the perfect choice if you operate a larger warehouse, recycling center, hotel, supermarket, retail chain, mall or hospital, that sees a lot of that type of material.
Space is another factor that comes into play when choosing your PTR baler model. If you have plenty of warehouse floor space as well as plenty of height, you won’t have to worry about this too much. Conversely, if you have a condensed amount of space and low ceiling height, you’ll want to consider a model such as our 2318, which is a low-profile, smaller baler, ideal for limited ceiling height.
Since our balers are Vertical, they take up much less space than many horizontal baler models. You will want to also keep in mind that you’ll need some extra space for when the bale is ejected, as well as an area where they can then be transported out.
The size of your baler should be based on the amount you’ll be putting it to work. Those who will only produce a few bales each week most likely won’t have a need for one of our larger balers, and visa versa.
Our Vertical Balers range in size from 24″ to 72″, and can accommodate balers anywhere from 100 lbs to 1800 lbs.
Of course, budget is an important factor when choosing a baler. PTR respects that each company has it’s own budget. You’ll work with an expert customer representative that will be able to help match you with a baler that will suit your needs and stay within your budget.
In addition to our line of new Vertical Balers, PTR also proudly offers our Rebuild Program of balers. This is a great way for those working with limited budgets to get a like-new piece of certified equipment for the most economical price out there. These machines have undergone a thorough 52 pint inspection process and a complete reconditioning.
We are confident that we’ll be able to find you a custom solution. Contact us to learn more about our new and rebuilt baler models! We’re happy to help you from start to finish.
Facility Management with PTR Equipment
If you’re looking for a turnkey solution for your recycling and waste management needs, PTR has it. We work with many facility and property management organizations nationwide, among other markets. For example, we offer solutions for facilities such as:
- Industrial facilities
- Movie Theaters
- Department Stores & More
We have large manufacturing facilities, located in Philadelphia PA and Plant City, FL, as well as stocking programs, so we can deliver and install quickly and expertly. Our account representatives are trained to ensure you’re matched with equipment and service plans best suited for your needs. One way we do this is through analyzing and identifying your company’s waste stream composition.
- Wet Waste: This includes organic materials like food and liquid waste. You won’t have to worry about fluid leakage, pests or unpleasant odors with a PTR Compactor.
- Dry Waste: The PTR stationary compactor is perfect for facilities that deal with mostly dry waste. This would include home supply chains, clothing stores, store chains, and distribution centers, to name a few. Waste is compacted, the container is removed and emptied off-site, and then brought back to the location by a waste hauler.
- Recyclable Waste: Our Vertical Balers are an excellent way to manage your recyclable materials and create a new revenue stream for your company. Cardboard, plastic bags, shrink wrap, plastic bottles, aluminum cans and much more (depending on model), can be diverted from the landfill. Our balers will help you meet sustainability goals and regulations. The new PTR Smart Baler features innovative technology that we know we revolutionize your current processes.
16 out of 20 major retailers in the U.S. choose PTR products, and the reason is simple. PTR manufactures a superior product, backed by a comprehensive standard warranty, and continues to deliver excellent customer service long after the sale. All of our waste and recycling equipment is built to be the safest on the market, meeting all OSHA and NOISH recommendations. We also offer additional products such as Cart Dumpers and Baler Conveyors, to help keep your employees safe and productive.
Learn more about how we can help your facility manage your waste and recycling streams here.
Visiting the New Welding Lab at Father Judge HS
This passed December, PTR CEO Mike Savage, Vice President Gary Fudala, and Director of Manufacturing Bob Walker visited the new Welding Lab at Father Judge High School in Philadelphia.
We’re especially thankful to Brian King, President of Father Judge High School and Joe Williams, Welding Instructor, for welcoming the PTR crew to the school. It was a pleasure to spend the day with the students and check out the progress with the new lab!
PTR is proud to have been one of the first supporters of their Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. We’re thrilled to have be able to aid in the development of this program through the donation of tools, metals, sticks, safety equipment and other resources. Great job to all the students and we wish you success in all of their future careers.
Spreading Holiday Cheer
Holiday Giving Project 2019- Update!
A huge thank you to all PTR employees who contributed to this year’s Holiday Giving project!
This year, PTR adopted one of the 8 children group homes that St. Francis – St. Vincent runs, the Drexel House. The Drexel House is home to 13 Boys ages 16-17 yrs old. These children have little to no family and will most likely only receive gifts that are donated to them this year.
Their wish list included:
- Hat / Scarves/ Gloves
- Socks (Tube Socks)
- Play station 4 games – Must be PG Games non Violent games
- Soccer Balls
- Hoodies 2XL or XL
- Axe Body Spray
- Toothbrush / Tooth paste
- Ear buds
- Video / Board Games
- MP-4 players
We also collected baby supplies, diapers, bottle and onesies for several expectant mothers, and hats, gloves, and hair accessories for teenage girls who were adopted by another charity.
The gifts will be dropped off today, December 19th, at Drexel House. Thank you everyone for supporting our charity every year! You’ve all helped give these children a happier holiday.
Learn more about the St. Francis- St. Vincent Homes here.
Holiday Giving 2019
Each year around this time, PTR organizes our Holiday Giving Project. Employees across all departments of the company are asked to bring in various items to be donated to chosen organizations throughout the holiday season.
This year, we began collecting canned goods as well as gently worn winter clothing like hats, scarves and gloves, since the end of October. All were donated to the St. Francis of Assisi Soup Kitchen on Kensington Ave. in time for Thanksgiving.
Now, we’re excited to see what we can gather for the St. Francis/ St. Vincent Home for Children before the drive ends on December 13th! We’re collecting items for boys and girls ages 13 to 21.
We’re very proud to support these fantastic local charities. Thanks to all employees who have contributed so far, and let’s keep those donations coming!