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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.
Glass Crusher Range
Suitable for mid-sized recycling centres and MRFs processing 3-5T per hour of glass, the GPT-1 glass crusher deals with mixed MRF glass and ensures highest glass recovery rates from post-sort residual fines. Typically configured with surge hopper, feed conveyor and sizing trommel for segregation of aggregate, sand and residue.
Designed for high-volume waste processors & glass recycling facilities, the GP1-HD will process up to 10T per hour of glass waste. Built for high wear resistance and heavy-duty operation volumes the GP1-HD pulveriser is a reliable & durable solution constructed to last the distance.
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Glass Crushers for Glass Recycling
- At Waste Initiatives, we are the leading experts when it comes to effectively managing your glass waste and maximising your glass recycling to reduce your overall waste management costs. Designed to handle various glass crushing projects, our range of industrial glass crushers can efficiently reduce glass to cullet, or all the way down to sand. Whether it’s for smaller bottle-crushing or large, industrial applications, our glass crushing machines can help you reclaim valuable space, reduce occupational health and safety risks, and minimise noise pollution.From small bottle crushers for accomodation installations to industrial glass pulverisers for large onboard waste management systems, this essential equipment saves you significant time and money in 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.Contact us today for a free consultation on our glass crushing machines can increase your recycling efficiency. Challenge us with your application and see why so many clients are putting their confidence in Waste Initiatives.
Our Glass Crushers
At Waste Initiatives, we have a glass crushing machine designed to suit any business environment and volume of glass input. Our smaller glass crushers that reduce the number of bin collections are perfect for restaurants and hospitality establishments. Meanwhile, our large glass crushing machines are some of the most advanced secondary and tertiary glass crushers, promising a higher reduction ratio- ideal for optimal glass recycling, and a safer-handling of sand bi-product. All special purpose pulverisers feature an unrestricted discharge opening, perfect for industrial application.
The benefits of Glass Recycling & Glass Aggregate
Looking to up the ante in the safe-handling of your glass recycling? Turn your glass waste throughput into construction material, and reduce your environmental air and water footprint by 20% and 50%! With the concrete industry placing heavy demand on aggregate sources (165 million tonnes annually), it is therefore a definite environmental incentive to develop aggregate sources crafted from waste materials. Although a recent venture, crushed glass is steadily gaining popularity for construction applications including utility backfill, roadways, underground storage tank backfill to landfill cover.
- Buy or Rent one or three of our industrial glass crushing machines and it could potentially be worthwhile economic and environmental investment.If properly sized and processed by a glass crusher, crushed glass (or cullet) exhibits similar characteristics to sand and gravel, making it a suitable material for fill, construction and road bases. Our glass crushers can create varying sizes and grades of aggregate to suit your requirements and applications.
Frequently Asked Questions: Glass Crushers And Pulverisers
Is glass recyclable?
How to make crushed glass that can be sold to other businesses?
Crushed glass is seen as a commodity due to the demand it generates from businesses that produce goods from it. As such, businesses with a glass waste problem should not see it as a problem, but rather as a revenue opportunity. Of course, businesses first must use a Glass Crusher to create this usable commodity. Speak to Waste Initiatives today if you’re interested in converting your glass waste into sellable crushed glass.
Does crushed glass contain silica
Crushed glass produced from Waste Initiatives machinery, like any other glass waste solution products available, creates dust which can be harmful if inhaled excessively. This dust is amorphous silica. It is safe for humans to be in contact with and can even be found in products like toothpaste. When most think of ‘silica dust’, they are referring to crystalline silica, a naturally formed substance found in things like rocks and clay, which is passed onto construction materials. This dust is dangerous due to its fine size, sharp properties, and ability to linger in the bloodstream and lungs. This is different to the amorphous silica dust produced by glass crushers.
How does a glass crusher work?
It depends on the model.
Smaller glass crushers fit for supermarkets, hospitality and the beginning stages of glass recycling in a recycling facility are loaded with an empty wheelie bin at the bottom and filled with glass through the top hopper. Once closing the doors and turning on the machinery, the metal rotors quickly move back and forth to crush the glass.
Larger VSI glass crushers operate instead through a crushing centrifugal force and rotors after glass is loaded through the top. While the GP models are similar by way of their internal centrifugal rotors, they also have a screen to help filter for a safe finished glass aggregate with no sharp edges.
Can crushed glass be used in concrete?
Crushed glass can be used as a substitute for parts of sand in concrete. In fact, studies by Dr Rabin Tuladhar, Head of Engineering in the College of Science and Engineering at James Cook University, proved that replacing up to 40% of natural sand with glass, has the potential to improve the final concrete’s strength and durability.
Why choose Waste Initiatives for glass crushers and pulverisers?
Waste Initiatives has over 40 years in the waste management and recycling industry. Through the decades, our machines have garnered a reputation for reliable and optimal performance to help keep the volume of your glass waste at bay.
Not only do we have glass crushers and pulverisers you can rely on, but we have the expertise and experience to give you the solutions and services that you need.