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.

Jean Vezina | CEO


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.

Toni Patti | Business Owner


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.

Lyndon Bain | Group Facilities Manager


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.

James Doyle | Major Account Manager


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.

Horizontal Cardboard and Plastic Baler Australia
Walcha Council
Walcha NSW

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

Alan Butler | Manager Water, Wastewater & Waste


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.

WastePac Horizontal Cardboard and Plastic Baler Semi Automatic Australia
WastePac Horizontal Baler Semi Automatic Australia
WastePac Horizontal Baler Semi Automatic
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.

Peter Windley | Coordinator Waste Operations


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.

Andy Thomas | Maintenance Manager


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.

Dave Cole


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.

Bunnings Industrial Cardboard and Plastic Baler


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.

Bunnings Industrial Cardboard and Plastic Baler 300LH and 60
Bunnings Industrial Cardboard and Plastic Baler 300LH and 60
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.

Pete Johnson | Fleet and Equipment Manager


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.

Matthew Edmund


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.