- Volkswagen Group Australia
- Chullora NSW & Derrimut VIC
Since installation, the unit has proven reliable, safe & user-friendly and is consistently achieving high bin payloads across both timber and cardboard waste streams. Our experience with the team at Waste Initiatives and their product has been completely satisfactory, and we have no hesitation in recommending them – great work guys.
Introduced to Volkswagen by Remondis Australia, Waste Initiatives were engaged to assess a deteriorating compaction system at VW’s parts distribution centre at Chullora.
During Waste Initiatives’ site assessment, it became apparent that the range of cardboard box sizes/thicknesses and the timber crates/ pallets being disposed of were proving unmanageable and increasingly costly with the existing compactor.
Space being at a premium, the resulting waste overflow due to the inferior compaction performance of their old machine left the site with an ongoing logistics and material handling challenge which required excessive labour and increased collection services – inflating the site operating costs.
The ideal solution for Volkswagen was quickly indentified as the mutli-use RPV7700 Roll Packer fitted out with a special-purpose roller to ensure efficient compaction across both timber and cardboard waste streams, without cross- contaminating the bins.
An additional RP7700 Roll Packer was specified for VW’s sister DC in Melbourne.
Upon installation, the site immediately proved the benefit of the original Roll Packer – seeing a significant increase in bin payloads, effective crushing of the most challenging of their waste profiles (including over size crates & boxes), and a safe & reliable operating process delivering substantial savings on their operating costs and freeing up their labour resources.
- Shoalhaven City Council
- Shoalhaven NSW
The automatic CM90 Horizontal Baler has proven reliable, safe & user-friendly and is consistently producing excellent bale densities. Our experience with the team at Waste Initiatives and their product has been completely satisfactory, and we have no hesitation in recommending them – great work guys.
Shoalhaven City Council on the NSW south coast is home to a growing population of over 100,000 residents over a 4,500km2 land mass. The primary recycling facility for the region is located in West Nowra and is a critical asset in Council’s infrastructure network.
With an increasing focus on resource recovery, Council have fast-tracked upgrades of the facility, developing it with the objective of enhancing their recycling capabilities within the region and becoming local government leader in resouce recovery.
A multi-purpose high performance baler was required for processing of cardboard and plastic materials received at the transfer station.
In accordance with Council procurement policy, a public tender was released to market, inviting bids from all reputable baler suppliers.
Superseding all other tenderers across a thorough assessment criteria, Waste Initiatives was awarded the contract for supply & installation of the baler (including infeed conveyor with push ramp).
In spite of site delays with erecting Council’s shed to house the baler, Waste Initiatives were able to arrange a staged delivery and installation which involved preparing and sealing the baler for outdoors storage while it awaited the shed construction.
Installation & commissioning was later completed to Shoalhaven’s full satisfaction.
- MasterFoods Pty Ltd
- Berkeley Vale, New South Wales
We contacted Waste Initiatives to discuss options to reduce our waste that we were sending to landfill and find a sustainable long-term solution. The salesman worked with us to come up with a system that would separate the organics from packaging while generating an 8 month payback. The system has exceeded itself to date by paying for itself more than 5 times over. The overall sales experience from start to finish was very pleasing.
Ninety nine percent of Masterfoods Australia products are manufactured at their site in Berkeley Vale, with many of their ingredients sourced from Australian suppliers and local Australian farmers. Masterfoods are passionate about finding more sustainable long-term solutions and they have taken steps to reduce their footprint by recycling water, reducing their waste to landfill, using recycled packaging materials and in the co-generation of their own electricity.
In 2016 Masterfoods approached Waste Initiatives looking for a solution to reduce the volume of waste at their site as they had an excess of packaged food product which was going to landfill.
The Waste Initiatives sales team went to site and inspected their operations to get a clearer picture of the type of system that would be suitable for their requirements. A custom designed product destruction unit was recommended as it was able to separate the organics (sauces, raw ingredients, finished products) from a range of packaging materials (from sachets through to 20L ingredient buckets).
The System was installed in early 2017 and has enabled Masterfoods to divert the organics from landfill and generated a 4 month financial payback. The system is saving the company approximately $800 per day and they have also said that it has paid for itself more than 5 times over.
- Upper Hunter Shire Council
- Scone NSW
Since their introduction the balers have proved reliable and have assisted Upper Hunter Shire Council’s recycling efforts.
Upper Hunter Shire Council is a local government authority and provides an extensive array of services to its local residents.
The Upper Hunter Shire Council were looking to source balers for their recycling department.
The balers needed to be able to handle a range of bulky materials and be tough enough to withstand constant daily use.
Easy operation was key as the staff needed equipment that would require minimal training and be user friendly.
Waste Initiatives supplied them with a WastePac 60HD baler for the heavy-duty materials and a WastePac 250 baler for the larger materials.
The WastePac 60 Heavy Duty Baler is one of our sturdiest, most versatile balers that can handle a range of difficult to bale materials including plastic bottles, cans, paint tins, plastic and more.
The WastePac 250 baler is ideal for medium to large amounts of material with ease of loading to save time. This baler features dual cylinders for even compaction and the fully automated bale ejector simplifies the removal of the bale.
- Compass Pools
- Tomago NSW
We purchased a Wastepac Hydraulic Drum Crusher in October 2017. This has proven to be a wonderful piece of machinery. Simple to use, safe and trouble free it has solved our ongoing problem of 210 Litre drum disposal issues. We have engaged Waste Initiatives to service the machine on an annual basis with no inconvenience at all. I highly recommend Waste Initiatives and the Drum Crusher they manufacture as it is now a critical piece of equipment in our daily operations.
Over the last 40 years Compass Pools have developed an international reputation for being leaders in the fibreglass in-ground pool market. With a penchant for pushing boundaries, their team has managed to completely redefine the limits of fibreglass pools.
As their business grew, so did the issue of disposing of their 44 gallon drums. The drums were taking up space and the rising amount of waste pickups was causing high disposal costs.
Compass Pools contacted Waste Initiatives for options on waste recycling equipment that would best suit their requirements.
Waste Initiatives recommended the WastePac Drum Crusher which is a robust built unit with great functionality and high compaction force ratio for easy crushing of steel drums.
With a fully enclosed compaction chamber this machine ensures maximum level of safety for the operator.
The crushed drums saved on space resulting in minimising the amount of pickups required and is a valuable and cost saving asset to the business.
- IGA Fresh Penola
- Penola SA
We purchased a WastePac 100 baler from Waste Initiatives to help with our waste management. We were experiencing high volumes of cardboard and plastic wrapping and needed to compact them to a bale to save on space and reduce the amount of waste collections. The baler is an asset to the supermarket and easily managed by the staff.
IGA Fresh Penola is an award winning supermarket in Penola South Australia offering a wide range of specialty and gourmet foods along with award winning service.
IGA Fresh Penola were looking for a way to compact their packaging waste to free up space where the empty cardboard boxes and plastics were stored and to minimise the amount of bin collections per week.
They required a machine that could handle the volume of cardboard and plastic waste that the supermarket produced whilst still being compact enough to fit in the specified area. One of the requirements was that the staff needed to be easily trained to operate the machine with minimal down time from their other tasks.
Waste Initiatives supplied a WastePac 100 Vertical Baler which is the ideal cardboard compactor for this size supermarket and the waste encountered.
It has a fully automatic bale ejector and produces a pallet sized bale which is easily handled.
The ease of feeding the cardboard boxes into the large feed opening is saving time for the staff members which is a key advantage to this robust machine.
- Jalco Home Care
- Smithfield NSW
Thanks again … I would like to pass on how easy the team at Waste Initiatives made the whole experience, Shane who was my sales guy definitely knows his stuff, he was able to steer me in the right direction ensuring the equipment we were buying was going to work … he listened to what we had to say and he was a polite and straight shooter!!
Jalco operate the largest independent Household Liquids and Powders manufacturing facility in Australia. Based at Smithfield, their purpose built production facility utilises some of the latest blending, granulating and packaging technologies in the manufacture of market leading household cleaning and laundry products.
Jalco had the expensive problem of bulk bags and plastic film going into general waste, they needed to reduce their waste costs and to increase their recycling measures.
Waste Initiatives worked with them to supply the equipment that would best suit their needs and to secure $50,000 of EPA funding for their project.
WastePac 100 and 300LH balers would bale up the recyclables for free collection and the SC3000 Blade Compactor and bins were installed to save them time and space with the cardboard recycling.
- Lion Dairy & Drinks
- Malanda Queensland
The system allowed the customer to be able to recover expired milk from its containers with sufficient quality and purity to be saleable to livestock producers and also recover saleable recyclable packaging free from milk residue to sell to plastic recyclers.
Lion is one of Australasia’s largest food and beverage companies, employing over 7,000 people across Australia and New Zealand.
Their milk processing division in Queensland contacted Waste Initiatives to discuss options for a system to separate expired milk products from the recyclable containers enabling them to sell the milk to livestock producers and sell the recyclable plastic to a recycler.
The plastic containers would need to have the uncontaminated liquid extracted, whilst washing the containers and packaging them for collection by the recycler.
Their current production needed to continue while this process was in action.
Waste Initiatives supplied a system that would shred the full containers and release the milk draining it through a strainer into a stainless steel receival tank below, to then be pumped out for transport.
The shredded containers were conveyed via a screw auger fitted with internal water jets with sufficient flow to wash the shredded plastic but not dilute the milk unduly.
These washings also drained into the stainless- steel tank below. The shredded plastic exiting the screw conveyor was baled in a WastePac twin chamber baler so that production could continue while full bales were being tied off.
- National Hardware Retailer
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A well-known hardware retailer was looking to replace their current balers in almost a hundred stores nationwide. They contacted Waste Initiatives to discuss options that would best suit their needs.
Cardboard and film waste being the primary issue, balers with the correct specification were the main focus and providing they would fit into confined storage spaces. Other criteria were to have a baler that would be easy to operate and maintained by staff members.
These balers had to be installed nationwide over a specific timeframe and serviced on an annual basis.
Waste initiatives supplied just short of 200 WastePac 300LH and 60 balers to stores across Australia. The 300LH for the cardboard waste and the 60 for the plastic film.
The WastePac 60 Baler is a small scale baler commonly used for small to medium volumes of plastics and cardboard waste and the perfect choice for limited space.
The WastePac 300 Low Height Baler suits high volume cardboard waste accepting large boxes whole, eliminating any need to cut down prior to compaction, saving operator time.
Waste Initiatives has supplied USB and online training videos for 24/7 assistance.
- Slade Health
- Mount Kuring-Gai NSW
Our equipment saves time, is more tidy and cost effective than traditional waste management options.
Slade Health has been providing exceptional services to the hospital, pharmacy and aged care sectors for over 50 years. From three licensed facilities, they compound many thousands of infusions per annum for over 200 hospitals located across all Australian states.
Slade Health was experiencing a steady increase in volumes of cardboard and general waste through the growth of their business, which lead to more bins on site taking up excessive real estate and losing car parking as a result.
Waste Initiatives was engaged to provide a more cost-efficient and space saving alternative to their bulky and expensive waste management system.
After several meetings and site assessments, Waste Initiatives supplied and commissioned two Compactors for the site and delivered significant savings in both space and waste overhead for Slade.
Waste Initiatives were also able to successfully secure an EPA Bin Trim Rebate for the business, fast-tracking the Return-On-Investment for the compactors.
The compactors have proven themselves in achieving high payloads on minimal footprint across cardboard and general waste streams and this particular installation will pay for itself many times over whilst keeping the site tidy and safe.
- Tru Blu Beverages
- Condell Park NSW
Our equipment saves time, is more tidy and cost effective than traditional waste management options.
Tru Blu Beverages is the largest manufacturer of contract-packed beverages sold through Australian supermarkets.
In 2019 an Australian beverage manufacturing and distribution company in Sydney were looking for a way to recycle their rejected bottles which still contained the beverage inside the plastic bottle.
The extraction of the liquid and compacting the plastic bottles to be ready for recycling collection was the companies main focus for their inquiry.
Waste Initiatives found the solution by custom building an Automatic De-Watering and Bailing System which automatically de-waters and bales the PET bottles into a compact bale, minimising waste and post production time.
The overall investment into this system will reduce waste collection costs whilst also increasing efficiency in the day to day running of the business with less manual handling.
The company had planned for a 2 year payback for the system and have mentioned that it is now looking at under 18 months.
- Walcha Council
- Walcha NSW
…The baler is going great guns, operators are very pleased with it…
Walcha Council operate a small recycling facility at their Waste Depot where cardboard and other recyclables are recovered from waste brought to the facility.
Council had an antiquated cardboard baler in place which was constantly deteriorating in both condition and performance.
This had resulted in operational costs disproportionate to the benefit the baler afforded the facility.
Waste Initiatives were approached for advice on a suitable replacement baler for the facility.
After a brief consultation with Council staff and a site assessment to verify site conditions and placement, a HX400-38T semi-automatic closed-door baler was recommended as the ideal upgrade for the facility.
The high-force HX400 Baler ensures Walcha Council are able to not only process their cardboard volumes, but also a range of other recyclables including shredded paper, cans and bottles.