Upper Hunter Shire Council
Scone NSW

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

Paul Jakes


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.

Michael Townsend | Stores and Purchasing Coordinator


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.