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.

Client:
Remondis
Location:
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

Challenge

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.

Solution

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!

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.