Client:
Upper Hunter Shire Council
Location:
Scone NSW

Since their introduction the balers have proved reliable and have assisted Upper Hunter Shire Council’s recycling efforts.

Paul Jakes

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Client:
IGA Fresh Penola
Location:
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.

Shane McPherson

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Client:
Jalco Home Care
Location:
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!!

Shane Roberts | Operations Manager

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Client:
Lion Dairy & Drinks
Location:
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.

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

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Hardware
Retailer

Client:
National Hardware Retailer
Location:
Nationwide

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Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Client:
Tru Blu Beverages
Location:
Condell Park NSW

Our equipment saves time, is more tidy and cost effective than traditional waste management options.

Braeden O’Grady | Facilities and Maintenance

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Client:
Walcha Council
Location:
Walcha NSW

…The baler is going great guns, operators are very pleased with it…

Alan Butler | Manager Water, Wastewater & Waste

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.