Guide to Using the BigFoot BF300 Baler to Compact Agricultural Plastics for Recycling
Levitan, Lois; Leonard, Nathan
This Guide explains in words and with more than 50 illustrations how to use a BigFoot BF300 vertical stroke baler to compact waste agricultural plastic into dense, square, stackable bales that fit neatly into the enclosed van of a tractor-trailer for efficient transport to recycling markets. The Guide elaborates on the manufacturer's manual, shares insights from RAPP staff following extensive use of the six balers purchased by the Program, and describes modifications RAPP made to the balers to compensate for problems encountered. Chapters include an introductory Chapter 1 - Why compact plastic?, Chapter 2 - Training Requirements in NYS, which--having been vetted by legal counsel from NYS Department of Environmental Conservation as well as Cornell University--may be useful to others as well, Chapter 3 - Overview of the BigFoot BF300, Chapter 4 - Preparing to Operate the BigFoot BF300, Chapter 5 - Start the Engine & Lower the Trailer Bed, Chapter 6 - Loading the Baler, Chapter 7 - Making a Bale, Chapter 8 - Finishing a Bale and Chapter 9 - Transporting the BigFoot BF300. Chapter 10, Guide to Using the BigFoot BF300 Baler: Maintenance & Troubleshooting was published separately in March 2014. The Guide is also available in a Spanish-language version as well as in DVD format and online on YouTube.
Recycling Agricultural Plastics Program, Cornell University
agricultural plastics; plastics baler; plastic recycling
Spanish-language version CÓMO USAR LA EMPACADORA BIGFOOT BF300 PARA COMPACTAR Y RECICLAR PLÁSTICOS AGRÍCOLAS