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.

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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:
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.