- Caltech Construction
- Dili Timor-Leste
Thanks to the GP-Mini, we can now recycle 100% of all type of glass we collect or glass debris we generate from our site without major efforts as it separates corks, lids and labels from the glass and produce a nearly debris free sand – gravel without sharp edges.
Caltech Construction specialises in providing diverse services to support the construction, environmental, marine and oil and gas sectors.
The CEO Jean Vezina approached Waste Initiatives to explore the concept of turning recycled glass into sand that can be used in
their plastic recycled pavers. It will help Timor-Leste with its recycling challenges, create new jobs, and streamline Caltech’s plastic paving manufacturing process.
The Waste Initiatives team consulted with Jean and worked out the best business case for a glass breaking system. Their goal is to reduce the amount of waste we send to the landfill by 70% within five years.
Waste Initiatives proposed their entry-level glass pulveriser, the GP-Mini, that produces an aggregate and sand mix and separates corks, lids and labels.
The unit has a relatively small footprint and has a throughput of up to 1.5m3/hr on whole and broken glass.
Jean says: “The unit is simple to operate, reliable and requires minimum maintenance. We now use the glass sand-gravel generated as pipe bedding on our site or as sand in our plastic sand pavers.”
“With this technology available, I do not see any reason to dispose of glass into landfill!”
- OzTyre Recyclers
If you want a machine, just ring up Jason. Waste Initiatives will be with you for the long term. The partnership between Waste Initiatives and OzTyre Recyclers has been fantastic. We told Jason what we wanted and how many tyres we needed to produce in an hour. He came up with many different options until we have the shredder we have now.
OzTyre Recyclers approached Waste Initiatives with an ambitious target to be one of the first in the sector in Australia to recycle 100 per cent of used tyres and have an Australian market for the end-product.
Before the export ban, tyres were baled and exported. They had to shift their strategy to processing rubber to chip suitable for export and reuse as Tyre-Derived Fuel (TDF) and for further processing.
Tyre Stewardship Australia in conjunction with Waste Initiatives helped and advised them on local and overseas requirements. As a result, a further interest arose in taking rubber all the way down to rubber crumb & powder.
The first step was to put the wheels in motion by installing a newly designed shredder system developed over the last two years. The old baling equipment was processing 400 tyres an hour, and they wanted an equivalent workflow with the new equipment.
The result is a tyre shredder with an integrated rotary screen. The turnkey system includes infeed and outfeed conveyors, controlled by a main PLC control station. It’s been designed and engineered to take whole tyres down to 50mm chip and can process up to 550 tyres per hour.
The second phase is currently underway for installing a tyre crumb & powder plant to provide rubber for a range of applications including some exciting new markets.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.