Recycling Banding Materials with a Strap Chopper


Strap choppers are a cost-effective way to dispose of steel and plastic banding efficiently. Choppers also help make recycling obligations easier. The machines are extremely easy to use, efficient, and safe. Simply feed in the strapping and the chopper automatically continues the feed, chops the material, and drops it out the underside of the unit. Safety features and guards are in place to prevent any injuries to the operator.


Why You Should Consider a Strap Chopper

If you are currently using containers to collect your banding and need to empty them often, you may want to consider the value a chopper can bring to your facility.


Main Benefits

• Reduce material disposal fees

• Enhance workplace safety

• Eliminate the potential for injury from handling hazardous banding

• Improve cleanliness of warehouse area

• Reclaim space for production

• Can help achieve zero-to-landfill goals


Chopped strapping is compacted and costs far less to dispose of than full banding. Also, as environmental regulations become stricter, dumping fees will continue to rise. In some areas, the fee for emptying dumpsters may be more than the price of a chopper.


Our Recommendation: The Model 300 from Sweed

A tough machine at an affordable price, Sweed’s Model 300 is an economical solution to keeping your warehouse free of scrap banding. It’s used by timber suppliers, beverage manufacturers, breweries, building material producers, and various distribution centers.


Strap Types

A versatile machine, this unit chops PP, PET, steel strapping, and other lightweight scrap materials.

• Steel: up to 3/4” x .031”

• Plastic/Poly: up to 5/8” x .030”

• Plastic/PET: up to ¾” x .050”


Sweed is an industry leader in scrap chopper solutions with over 50 years of experience and manufacturing facilities located in the USA. The product line we carry from Sweed can fill any scrap chopping needs.




Start Chopping Your Banding & Your Costs

If you’re currently wasting valuable space to store your banding, a strap chopper could be a great way to achieve multiple savings. Contact us with your banding and chopping questions, we’re happy to work with you to see how you can achieve cost savings.


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