There is one thing restaurants, hospitals, fast food companies and schools all have in common – rubbish. They all have to deal with the problem of coping with ever increasing waste and having to sort it from material that needs to be recycled. Source: Rodney Appleyard
Orwak Australia provides a wide range of machines that contain and crush this waste cleanly and also break down items that need to be recycled.
Jan Anger, the managing director or Orwak Australia, says that the machines provided by the company are very effective in reducing the volumes of waste.
“Our waste compactors are designed to be used in any business where food is distributed, sold or eaten, or where people open up packaging. This includes factories, hospitality businesses and manufacturing companies. In addition, the machines can prepare cardboard, paper, soft plastics and aluminium cans for collection by recyclers, often free of charge.
“Many operators have limited space and some are in capital cities, where the councils do not allow them to have endless bins pouring out into the street. So they are limited by how they can operate inside a certain premise. We help to minimise the volumes they have to deal with, and therefore this allows them to produce more goods and serve more food in a limited space.”
These machines can either be bought or rented. They can sit comfortably inside the premises and not take up too much space. Some very high profile clients already use them with at times multiple installations as part of their food production process.
“They range in size too. Some are as big as a regular washing machine and others are as big as a double sized fridge,” says Anger. “They have multiple chambers to help separate the good stuff from the bad. Some have four chambers, which include separating wet waste from the dry material. Wet waste is putrescent, food scraps, etc., destined for landfill. Dry material includes the recyclable pieces. They are very popular in the fast food industry, where there is an abundance of both waste types.”
Anger adds that the machines are very easy to use. All people have to do is basically drop the materials into the separate compartment, hit the start button and the machine will start crushing and reducing the volume. The recyclable material is picked up free of charge from the recycling industry and the landfill pieces are picked up by the garbage trucks.
“We are probably regarded as one of the companies who provide the widest range of equipment in this segment of the market” says Anger. “We have over 50 models in our range. We are also regarded as one of the safest. We meet all of the OH&S requirements from around the world. There are safety regulations in place that ensure that companies with a high turnover of staff will be able to safely operate the machines without injuries.
“In addition, we have specific models for particular needs. For instance, in regards to the hospitality trade, there are 5 to 6 models available for that industry. For the manufacturing industry, which takes larger volumes of waste, we have bigger machines. And then we have special machines for mining, which require compactors with multi chambers to sort out various commodities and dense material. These need to be powerful units because mines are remotely located and the backfreight by trucks to populated areas demands a dense format. Some of our machines are built specifically for the export market, where you need to efficiently stack bales of recyclables into 20 & 40ft shipping containers. In addition, we have machines for the offshore and shipping industry.”
Other machines are built to cater for various hazardous environments that they operate in. For example, there are some explosive proof models available. Orwak caters for the smallest operator right the way up to council depot that needs a huge fully automatic line baler. Prices range from $8,000 to $800,000.