Australia’s waste is predominantly handled by waste contractors, material recovery facilities and transfer stations. These systems facilitate the removal of waste from the point of generation, ensure maximum landfill diversion and attend to the recycling of commodities including paper and cardboard, glass, plastic, gyprock, steel and other reusable materials.
Distribution centres receive large quantities of goods wrapped in cardboard or plastic materials. Once these goods are unpacked, substantial amounts of waste packaging remain. As waste disposal costs increase, skips aren’t as viable an option as they once were for regular collection of this waste. Waste Initiatives offers valuable solutions to packaging material disposal.
There has been a strong push in recent years – by both Environment Protection Agencies and state governments – for councils to reduce the volume of waste disposed in landfill sites.
Hospitality establishments like hotels, restaurants and catering companies create large amounts of cardboard, plastic and food waste. Large functions and sporting events also produce massive quantities of waste which need to be removed in a speedy and effective manner. Hospitality waste is problematic as it’s bulky and smelly to dispose.
Retail outlets generate huge quantities of cardboard, paper and general waste. In the past, waste was disposed of using expensive uncompacted bins, now the retail industry is relying on balers and waste compactors as a superior alternative. Not only does this reduce their waste and carbon footprint considerably, but it also cuts disposal costs by a large margin.
The proper facility management of factories, warehouses and housing developments includes the ability to efficiently manage tenants’ waste disposal. This involves facility managers offering simple and useful methods to dispose various waste products without taking up too much building space.
Manufacturing in Australia creates substantial amounts of mixed recyclable materials from a range of packaging types. The good news is that steel, cardboard and plastic can be recovered and recycled for other uses. A challenge manufacturers experience is separating the recyclable material to be baled or compacted for a recycler’s use. As a result, many manufacturers are wasting valuable products which could generate a substantial revenue stream for them.
Mine sites are often established in regional, remote or even offshore locations and generate a large volume of waste material.
With considerable scrutiny from environmental authorities, correct disposal of waste generated from site is essential. With the implementation of best-practice waste reduction technologies, there is also the added benefit of reducing disposal costs and potential revenue from recyclable waste streams.
Hospitals generate a wide range of waste products, both by way of regular safe-to-handle products like packaging materials and recyclables, but also a large portion of sensitive waste products which require special handling and treatment.
Cardboard cores are an often used material for a number of industries, given they’re sturdy, post well and are relatively cheap to obtain
Plastic is prevalent in an ever-expanding array of modern-day products – everything from paper clips to spaceships! As most plastic types aren’t biodegradable, recycling plays a huge part in global efforts to reduce plastic in the waste stream.
Government and industry efforts have attempted to minimise municipal solid waste (MSW) – otherwise known as trash or garbage – yet it still dominates the waste stream. An alternative option to detrimental landfill is to turn this waste into energy with refuse derived fuel (RDF).
Tyres are a challenging waste product as their large volume, durability and internal void take up valuable landfill space quickly. New technologies like pyrolysis and de-vulcanisation mean tyres can now be recycled to become tyre-derived fuels, new rubber products, playground surfaces, new tyres and rubber-modified asphalt.
Recycling has been commonplace in the steel industry for over 150 years as it is the most economically viable way to produce steel. It is much more affordable and time-saving than mining iron ore and manipulating it through the production process to form new steel.
Glass is a fantastic resource for recycling purposes as it makes up a large component of household and industrial waste due to its weight and density. Glass is infinitely recyclable for new container manufacturing.
Recycled timber is the most environmentally friendly form of composite timber production in Australia and New Zealand, where remnants of wooden structures and imported wooden pallets are abundant. Another use for recycled timber is to shred it down into wood chips to power homes or to use as mulch for plants.
E-Waste disposal will continue to be an expanding market as technology becomes more pivotal to day-to-day affairs worldwide. Electronics can contain various valuable materials like gold, silver, platinum and base metals like copper, iron and aluminium which are all recoverable. E-Waste that isn’t properly disposed of can expose private secure information so it is vital we put an emphasis on confidentiality with our management of this waste.
Polystyrene is a bulky material containing mostly air, which if not recycled, will take up precious space in landfill and resist breaking down due to its inert nature. When compacted, its density increases and it becomes a high-value recyclable commodity for producers of recycled plastic pellets.
The privacy and confidentiality of sensitive information is more important than ever due to today’s online business environment. The Privacy Act requires many companies to ensure the confidentiality of personal information and so disposing this waste securely and safely is essential.
Waste Initiatives offers a range of balers, shredders and waste compactors to help you manage your cardboard waste easily and in a profitable manner.
If you are in the process of evaluating the best options for your facility, our advice for the best medical waste treatment and disposal methods could be invaluable.
We focus on not only providing the technology to hygienically and ethically dispose of your clinical waste, but also on reduction of your disposal costs.
Our range of shredding & pulverising systems can achieve volume reduction, sizing and segregation of non-gypsum material in order to maximise the value of the processed plasterboard to the recycler.
Waste Initiatives provide a range of WastePac vertical balers, designed to compact and bale common waste for easier transportation and disposal. This machinery is implemented by small businesses, which handle a significant volume of cardboard, e-waste, cans and plastics throughout their sales and services.
The larger series of vertical balers available are more suited for industrial organisations, which output tonnes of waste in their operations and would benefit from selling large quantities of baled-waste.
Our WastePac range of horizontal balers have been developed to meet the needs of the Australian waste industry. These high-density units provide large-scale waste generators and recycling enterprises with an effective and reliable baling solution.
From small semi-automatic (manual-tie) balers through to fully automatic channel balers we have your needs covered.
Waste Initiatives’ shredders are heavy-duty machines designed for industrial applications and can be configured to efficiently process a wide range of materials, including: paper, cardboard, plastic, ferrous and non-ferrous metal and tyres.
Shredders in either high or low speed usually have a perforated screen which governs the final shredded product size by not allowing product through until it has been shredded small enough by the rotating cutters against the static cutter. Single shaft shredders are Top loading.
Shaft shear type shredders are almost always slow speed, with the product exiting the shredder almost entirely determined by the width of the cutters. Shear type Two shaft shredders come in Top loading and throughfeed format.
Our PC Series granulators are designed for volume reduction and sizing of various materials.
To suit different applications and improve efficiency of granulating different materials, a selection of rotor configurations are available.
Holding Australia’s widest range of waste compactors, Waste Initiatives is sure to have the compaction solution you need. Our waste compactors range in size from units that compact waste or rubbish in bags and wheelie bins right through to high-throughput waste transfer compactors.
Waste Compactors are an effective method of targeting high waste costs and reducing the number of bin empties required for high-volume waste generators. Our waste compactors range in size from units that compact in wheelie bins right through to large hook-lift compactors commonly used in shopping centres and manufacturing facilities.
Not only can these units save money, but they will also save space, time and improve the hygiene of your premises.
Contact us today for a free consultation on how our waste compactors can improve your waste management process and save you money.
Tight space? Tough material? High volume? Challenge us with your application and see why so many clients are putting their confidence in Waste Initiatives.
Waste Initiatives Drum Crushers are robustly built units with great functionality – ensuring fast & easy crushing of your steel drums. Drum Crushers are suitable for sizes up to 205L, and are equipped with drum piercing spikes and a 30L oil retention tank to capture any residue.
At Waste Initiatives, we are the experts when it comes to effectively managing your glass waste to reduce your overall waste management costs. We have a range of machines to reduce your glass to cullet, safe-handling glass or all the way down to sand. This handy equipment simply and efficiently saves you time and money in waste disposal costs.
Effectively managing your waste to reduce waste disposal costs.
By crushing your glass waste you are able to reduce the number of glass collections per day or week that you require, therefore simply and efficiently saving time and money in waste disposal costs – WastePac Glass Crusher is the solution.
Waste Initiatives has a long history of designing & building complete product destruction systems to maximise landfill diversion and reduce often-expensive contracted disposal costs for secure waste products. Our focus on preserving the environment as well as your profitability has seen us design & produce an innovative range of solutions with some projects not only resulting in 100% landfill diversion but also producing an income stream from the processed waste.
We hold a wide range of consumables and spare parts to support our range of waste & recycling equipment. We offer fast turnaround times on stock dispatches and aim for same-day service where possible.
Our range of bin lifters are designed and built for both mobile and stationary applications. Whether you need to tip into a larger skip bin, Compactor, Baler we have a bin lifter to suit. Tipping 120L, 240L, 660L and 1100L bins are all possible with our range of tippers. We also offer custom built lifters to suit special-purpose applications and irregular bin sizes.
Zemmler trommel screens are a innovative solution for screening of waste, soil, aggregate etc. The unique Double Trommel system offers optimum throughput capacity and screening efficiencies.
The latest in food waste processing technology – diverting your food scraps from landfill and converting it to a liquid form suitable for discharge as grey water. Not only is this an environmentally-friendly alternative to landfill, but this technology has significant financial benefits with payback mostly well under 12 months.
Stationary Compactor bins designed to suit all major brands of stationary compactor units.
Used in combination with a stationary compactor unit to contain and transport compacted waste and recycling materials. Compactor bins are transported by vehicles fitted with hydraulic Hooklift loader. Bins are lockable and weatherproof.
From the smallest infeed and discharge conveyors through to heavy-duty waste receival and sorting conveyors for high-throughput MRFs, Waste Initiatives has been a trusted supply on many of these projects throughout Australia and further abroad.
Waste Initiatives has the capacity to design & produce complete sorting solutions from low-throughput sorting lines through to high-volume MRFs and downstream processors. Our project engineers are keen to assist with your venture and have a wealth of knowledge to be drawn on. Wether it be a complete turnkey system you need or a plant upgrade requiring componentry such as trommel screens, magnet separators, eddy currents, optical sorting technology, dust extraction/supression etc, Waste Initiatives has the the expertise to assist.
The newest and most powerful Double Shaft Slow Speed Shredder in its class.
The HAAS TYRON shreds the most difficult of material. Convincing features include:
high performance capability, robustness, aggressive in feed, high quality & efficiency,
ease of maintenance and life longevity.
Mist-Air is a flexible dust and odour suppression system, which can be adapted to suit all sizes of buildings or operations. It is easily fitted to any site and can be retro-fitted to existing operating sites, ensuring a dust and odour free environment.
Waste Initiatives specialises in recycling equipment to streamline cardboard waste management, leading to cost savings, improved efficiency, and sustainability, while aligning with government-supported recycling initiatives in Australia.
Waste Initiatives offers tyre recycling systems capable of processing a range of output sizes, including tyre-derived fuel (TDF), tyre crumb, and rubber powder.
Construction & Demolition Waste is comprised of building materials discarded in development projects or in civil infrastructure works.
Kerbside commingled material recycling facilities (MRFs) are designed to receive waste from residential collections of yellow bins and separate the dry mixed recyclables into individual material grades for recycling
Glass recycling in Australia faces several challenges, including contamination, lack of collection infrastructure, and transportation costs. However, there is a growing demand for glass recycling products in the construction and manufacturing sectors, environmental benefits of recycling, and government incentives for companies that invest in glass recyclers and use recycled materials. Companies can create significant value by processing and selling products from glass recycling despite the challenges.
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