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Friday, March 29, 2019 - 09:55
BMI Group has acquired a new machine from GCM Enviro to support the development of its latest landfill in Queensland.At the coalface of Queensland property development and waste management is BMI Group, a Brisbane-based organisation that offers recycling, waste transfer and landfill activities. With six different sites across Queensland focused on resource recovery, BMI is helping to solve the challenges of construction and demolition (C&D) and commercial and industrial waste (C&I). One of these key hubs is a landfill and recycling centre located between Brisbane and the... + continue reading
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 14:33
February 13, 2019 by Waste Management ReviewShoalhaven City Council has improved machine efficiency, maximised airspace and extended its landfill site after turning to Position Partners for support. Shoalhaven City Council waste services is responsible for recycling, resource recovery and waste disposal activities for a NSW local government area of approximately 5000 square kilometres and 100,000 residents.Peter Windley, Team Coordinator Waste Operations with Shoalhaven City Council, leads a team of 56 staff that manages daily operations at Shoalhaven City Council’s 10... + continue reading
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 15:17
December 4, 2018 by Waste Management Review In an effort to improve its compost output, Australian Native Landscapes purchased a new windrow turner which can handle larger piles. Patrick Soars launched agricultural supply company Australian Native Landscapes Pty Limited (ANL) in 1971.ANL began operations as a landscape contractor and was involved in multiple projects such as IBM Headquarters, Chinese Gardens at Darling Harbour and the Sydney International Equestrian Centre.“Back in the 1970s, there wasn’t really a concept of organic waste – it was considered... + continue reading
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 16:36
To help operators reduce costs, TANA has released a series of compactors which have been purpose-built for landfills.A broken machine leads to increased downtime which can affect productivity. That’s why Tana has designed its E Series landfill compactors for maximal uptime. The E Series frame is constructed out of two modular drum frames, connected by the upper frame. It acts as a shell around the drum, which prevents waste being pulled up and brought into the machine’s workings.Peter Lawrence, Fleet Coordinator of Albury City Council’s landfills, purchased an E380 Tana landfill... + continue reading
Backhus Con Debuts at IFAT Munich
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 14:22
 Originally Published by Inside Waste Magazine OF the stands Inside Waste visited at IFAT, the Eggersmann Group had one of the more impressive spaces. Visitors were surrounded by a sea of blue machines across 750m2 (bigger than most houses in inner Sydney) - and that was just Eggersmann’s internal exhibition space. It certainly provided the ideal spot to premiere the company’s BACKHUS CON 60.  Eggersmann offers solutions for mechanical and biological waste processing as well as mobile and stationary product... + continue reading
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 13:05
August 1, 2018 by Waste Management ReviewTana has unveiled a new screener, which the company says has been built for the waste industry and is highly resistant to clogging. Sorting waste requires durable machines able to handle the wide variety of textures, materials and quantities. To provide a machine capable of handling whatever the waste industry can throw at it, Tana has announced it will be bringing a new product to market.The Finnish company has unveiled a new mobile disc screen, which it says is capable of screening almost any waste. The new disc screens were introduced at the... + continue reading
Monday, June 25, 2018 - 13:40
June 12, 2018 by Waste Management Review GCM Enviro’s Eggersmann – BACKHUS CON combines the proven BACKHUS compost turning technology with the flexible CONVAERO membrane cover system, allowing for efficient turning in lanes for composting and biological drying of municipal solid waste and organic wastes, digestate and sewage sludge. The turner is equipped with a crawler chassis used to run along the lane walls while turning within the walls. BACKHUS CON is equipped with two membrane winders that simultaneously wind and unwind the membranes during the turning process. This... + continue reading
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 15:54
Terra Select brings the latest in separation technology with its W80 Windsifter. The W80 is capable of separating some of the heaviest materials in a variety of applications, from biomass production to waste and recycling. It allows for the separation of stones from timber, fibro from timber/bricks in construction and demolition waste and plastics or paper contaminants from valuable recoverable materials.This German engineered and built windsifter has a European 81kW drive, with Tier 4 fuel efficiency and a 45kW pressure fan. It is equipped with a metering roller for even continuous infeed of... + continue reading
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 14:04
End-of-life tyres are a challenging type of waste since they are difficult to shred and are expensive to treat and get rid of. However, tyre-derived fuel (TDF) is an extremely good alternative to the traditional fuels used in cement kilns, like oil, coal, and petroleum coke. Here's how TDF can be used for heating cement kilns, and the solutions it can provide. The calorific value of tyre shred is high and it has nearly the same heat value as oil.But what other benefits are there in utilising tyre shred as a fuel? Utilising TDF saves significantly in fuel cost as traditional... + continue reading
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 15:40
By Susie Solbrandt - GCM Enviro Many composting sites consider turning compost with a front-end loader as effective enough and don’t see the need to invest in specialised compost turning machinery.  Investing in composting equipment which is less versatile can be a costly process, and one not to consider without knowing the benefits. We put the Backhus A50 up against a wheel loader to compare cost-effectiveness.A recent study conducted by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (“CIAS”) concluded that using front-end loaders or... + continue reading