Balex 30 “Carpet Crusher”

See the Carpet Crusher in Action

The ” carpet crusher ” makes light work of large quantities of carpet offcuts. Whilst its small in size, it has a large capacity and delivers high press forces for fast, easy compression of carpets.

With its extremely wide load opening the "carpet crusher" has the capacity to handle larger pieces of carpet. This makes the daily use much easier.

The topic of “recycling” has become more prominent recently and the public are now more interested in what happens to their waste. Promoting your company’s “zero waste to landfill” policy impresses potential customers.

By renting or purchasing a carpet crusher and advising potential customers that their waste is recycled has proven to increase sales conversion rates.

Marie Rhodes, Membership Co-ordinator, CRUK comments “The easy to operate “Kenburn Carpet Crusher” has been designed specifically to significantly reduce the volume of waste carpet with a 4:1 compaction ratio. 

By simply reducing the volume of waste carpet, transport costs to the numerous carpet recycling plants throughout the UK are kept to a minimum.

Kenburn and Carpet Recycling UK can provide free impartial advice on how best to recycle a material which is currently going to landfill will no doubt be costing you a fortune.


Introduced to the flooring industry back in 2013, the Kenburn carpet crusher has enabled many retailers and contractors to divert thousands of tonnes of new and uplifted carpet and underlay waste from landfill. The concept is simple; the machine has a hydraulic ram and the 30 tonnes of compaction force crush the materials into a cube which then ejects onto a pallet. The pallets are then collected and the materials recycled.

With skip costs increasing by a staggering 250% over the past few years and advances in technology, it now costs less to recycle carpet and underlay waste than it does to send it to landfill.


The Kenburn Carpet Crusher also compacts cardboard and plastic waste as well and these waste streams generate revenue. To find out how much you could save on your waste disposal costs please contact us to arrange a free of charge waste survey.

As members of CRUK, Kenburn visit flooring contractors and retailers throughout the UK offering free impartial advice on how best to recycle waste carpet.

Kenburn works closely with Carpet Recycling UK and numerous carpet recycling outlets throughout the UK, using the carpet waste to be processed into usable products such as equestrian flooring.

Buy our 16mm strap online – ideally suited for baling waste carpet in the Kenburn Balex 30 carpet crusher.

Horne Brothers

Horne Brothers recently visited the Flooring Show at Harrogate. They were so impressed with the build quality of the Kenburn Carpet Crusher they immediately placed an order for the display machine on the stand and are now recycling their carpet offcuts.

Mark Robbins Carpets of Blandford

Mark Robbins Carpets are seen here loading compacted carpet and underlay into a vehicle, ready to be transported to a recycling plant.

Recycling award for Arighi Bianchi

With the help and advice from Kenburn, Arighi Bianchi from Macclesfield receive the Carpet Recycling UK “Recycling Champion” award 2015 for their zero to landfill policy.

Carpet Recycling UK Awards

Carpet Recycling UK recognises the impact the Kenburn Carpet Crusher has on diverting recyclable carpet waste from landfill and that they have given “recycler of the year” awards to retailers who have introduced recycling solutions.  Cullingford Carpets, Melrose Textiles and M25 are recent award winners.

Customer Feedback

To read some feedback from our satisfied "carpet crusher" customers, please click here

Technical Information

  • Easy to install and maintain
  • Very quiet operation
  • Extremely wide load opening
  • Spindle operated door for safe and simple unloading
  • SMART technology

Technical Summary

Model ” Carpet Crusher “
Compaction force (t) 30
Power supply 3×230/400V 50Hz 25/16A
Motor (kW) 4.0
Noise level (dB) 59
Cycle time (sec) 30
Dimensions H x W x D (mm) 1995 x 1810 x 1250
Weight (kg) 2000
Feed opening H x W x D (mm) 540 x 1120 x 950
Feed height (mm) 940
Bale dimensions H x W x D (mm) 950 x 1200 x 840

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Carpet Crusher Customers

Here’s what some of our customers have had to say … “Not only have we significantly reduced our waste management costs, we’ve also improved our sales conversion rates as well… more