- 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.
- Doyle Bros
- Sydney, NSW
Thanks to Shane and the team at Waste Initiatives for supplying high quality waste equipment. We supply their balers/ compactors to our customers, their waste equipment has provided great benefits to all customers involved. Their team understand the different complexities sites may have, they then work around these to ensure equipment is utilised in the safest/ most efficient way.
Waste Initiatives have worked with Doyle Bros for the last 8 years supplying their clients with high quality balers & compactors. Following a site assessment verifying available footprint, access, power and waste volume, Waste Initiatives recommended a high-force integrated compactor with a compact bin size. Whilst operating on a smaller-than-usual footprint, there was no compromise on bin payloads thanks to the high-force compactor technology used.
Each customer has a unique requirement and requires attention to detail in view of the correct system being implemented.
With this installation, the customer location was a high-end marina tight on space and with high waste volume. To add to the complexity, the waste compactor was to be situated in close proximity to the patrons – an odour management challenge.
Following a site assessment verifying available footprint, access, power and waste volume, Waste Initiatives recommended a high-force integrated compactor with a compact bin size.
Whilst operating on a smaller-than-usual footprint, there was no compromise on bin payloads thanks to the high-force compactor technology used.
The odour management challenge was addressed with a fully-enclosed hopper, activated automatically when the bin lifter is engaged. The installation was expedited on time and on budget – a great outcome for Doyle Bros and their client.
- Saputo – Warrnambool Cheese & Butter
Producing high quality dairy products for global markets, Saputo need to ensure their equipment is operating in peak performance 24/7. When they noticed a horizontal baler showing signs of corrosion, they approached Waste Initiatives for a solution.
The baler sat for many years in direct contact with the ground in an area that was washed down often. The environment needed to be clean and sterile however as the baler began to rust and corrode there were understandably hygiene concerns.
They required a one to one replacement solution of the old baler with a way to avoid corrosion in the future.
Saputo could not risk considerable downtime. Waste Initiatives were committed to keeping plant shutdown to an absolute minimum and chose to install during their usual Christmas closure period. It was therefore critical the replacement baler could be modified and set up quickly and that the automatic feeders aligned with precision.
Waste Initiatives were able to manufacture a custom designed unit to replace the existing baler in the same location. Whilst the new CB40HZ baler can withstand all weather conditions, it was raised by 150mm to allow for easy cleaning and water run-off around the base to avoid corrosion. As the new baler produces a higher density bale, it is more operationally efficient, and reduces labour times and forklift movements across the site.
COVID lockdowns and restrictions resulted in the onsite installation being delayed multiple times. Through professional client relationship management, project expectations, site shutdown schedules and training opportunities were delivered to the clients’ full satisfaction.
- 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.
- Cambridge, TAS
Easy to use and the team have found it easy and no need
for specialised training to operate the machine. Machine has
no need for maintenance or breakdowns which means they
don’t have any call out cost which is great for the bottom
dollar they have found the machine reliable.
Skretting, a Nutreco company, is a world leader in the manufacture and supply of aquaculture feeds. In 2019 alone Skretting produced 21.5 million portions of seafood per day globally.
Skretting has production facilities in 18 countries on five continents, and manufactures and delivers high quality feeds from hatching to harvest for more than 60 species.
Operating a large processing plant in Cambridge, Tasmania, Skretting found themselves struggling with an increasing volume of bulk bags and a rapidly-deteriorating vertical baler which was fast becoming a WHS hazard as well as a labour-intensive bottleneck in their operations.
After a period of consultative engagement with Waste Initiatives equipment specialists, the operations and commercial team at Skretting approved Waste Initiatives recommendation for a highly-automated, bespoke SC3000 Compactor and specialised loading bins to suit the site material handling equipment and the waste profile being fed into the compactor.
A special purpose hopper was designed & fitted with auto-start photocells fitted to enable the operators to feed the compactor and drive away with no need to leave their forklifts – a significant efficiency gain for the site.
- Recyclit – Gunnedah Workshop Enterprises Ltd
- Gunnedah NSW
We at Gunnedah Recyclit would like to thank Waste Initiatives for the honest advice and responsiveness in our engagement leading up to the purchase of the baler. The first thing that impressed me was your willingness to work with us to ensure the delivery and installation was as smooth as it could be. The H400-38T Horizontal Baler has proven reliable, safe & user-friendly and consistently produces excellent bale densities. We have no hesitation in recommending Waste Initiatives to any prospective buyer. We will be engaging Waste Initiatives for our next purchase.
Gunnedah Workshop Enterprises “Recyclit” division operate a Commingled Material Recycling Facility (MRF) in the NSW regional town of Gunnedah.
With the long transport distances to ports and metropolitan processors, Recyclit depend heavily on the performance of their container baler to maintain the viability of recycling their PET, HDPE and Aluminium separated in the MRF operation.
In 2020, it was established that the deteriorating baler on site was reaching a point of critical failure and the ongoing cost of maintenance was increasing. It was time for an upgrade.
When approaching the market for proposals to replace the failing container baler, their site manager received a recommendation to engage Waste Initiatives as the market leader in this field.
After a comprehensive assessment of the site layout, feed method and performance requirements, the WastePac HX400-38T Horizontal Baler was selected as the best suited machine.
Waste Initiatives had to consider the existing triple hopper infeed system – a challenge to fit in with the vertical closed-door mechanism. Our installation technicians safely ensured this was managed without incident, resulting in a successful installation – on time and on budget.
- Hillsdale, NSW
I can vouch for the efficiency of these Roto Compactors. Great units, Craig! Keep making those great compactors, and associated equipment. You Guys have a great product, and good back up.
Ideally nestled in the heart of Hillsdale, on Bunnerong Road, Southpoint Shopping Centre provides convenience, a variety of quality fresh food operators, cafe, beauty and health, fashion and service retailers along with a food court. It also boasts a full-line Woolworths, Aldi, TK Maxx, Chemist Warehouse and over 25 specialty stores.
Remondis were engaged by Southpoint Shopping Centre to supply waste services for the centre. Space being at a premium, the waste consolidation zone was very restricted in both available footprint and access.
Increasing general waste and cardboard waste streams were becoming a significant challenge.
Remondis turned to Waste Initiatives as their equipment specialist for recommendation of a compact solution to manage the increasing general waste and cardboard volumes the site was generating.
After a site assessment and detailed measure- up was completed, Waste Initiatives equipment specialists recommended a high-force 15m3 RP30 waste compactor & bin lifter combination for the general waste, and a special purpose APS1100 Roto-Compactor for the cardboard waste stream.
The installation was an overwhelming success, freeing up additional space and reducing the centre’s cost of waste managment thanks to the high bin payloads of up to 10T!
- 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.