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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
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 10:17
Electric over diesel with less noise! The new electric TANA Shark 440EM industrial waste shredder has low operating costs, no exhaust gases and less noise.THE NEW TANA ELECTRIC MOBILE SHARK 440EM IS CURRENTLY MAKING ITS PREMIERE IN GERMANY AT IFAT - THE WORLD'S LEADING WASTE EXHIBITION The Shark goes electric: TANA versatility with zero emissionsOur customers made a wish – and we made it happen. The new TANA Shark 440EM electric industrial waste shredder offers the same TANA versatility and reliability but is more environmentally friendly, with improvements in both... + continue reading
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 10:29
GCM ENVIRO’S TANA SHARK 440DT SHREDDER HELPED WASTE REDUCTION SPECIALIST TROPICAL MULCH EXPAND INTO TYRE AND MATTRESS PROCESSING, SAVING COUNCILS ON TRANSPORT COSTS, AND IMPROVING COMPACTION RATES AND LANDFILL AIRSPACE. Mattresses and tyres can be some of the most rugged and often difficult to process waste streams. To ensure mattresses are recycled safely, the steel needs to be separated, which can involve manual dismantling or mixed shredding. The steel can be separated readily from the shredded output, with a small fraction of shredded steel and wires tangled up and potentially... + continue reading
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 14:58
 GCM Enviro's Backhus A Series A trusted and reputable supplier of machinery to the waste management industry, GCM Enviro is one of the leading distributors of windrow turners. The company is an approved distributor of Backhus and Eggersmann machinery, a global leader in windrow turner manufacture.  “We take a proud stance in providing machines with outstanding reliability within a robust design, and Backhus fits this standard for organics recyclers,” says Managing Director, Daniel Kastowsky. The broader... + continue reading
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 12:20
GCM Enviro’s TANA E520 compactorDecember 12, 2017 by Waste Management ReviewGCM Enviro’s TANA E520 compactor has helped improve safety and reduce fuel and maintenance costs for Victoria’s Grantville Landfill.When it comes to landfill compaction, a smooth surface is key to ensuring daily cover is applied in a safe and cost-effective manner.It’s precisely the reason why Ace Environmental Services (ACE), which operate the Grantville Landfill and Transfer Station in regional Victoria, has continued to invest in compactors by original equipment manufacturer TANA.ACE recently... + continue reading
Backhus Windrow Turner, SA Water
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 15:09
Originally published in Waste Management ReviewGCM Enviro’s Backhus Windrow Turner is helping SA Water turn wastewater into a valuable resource. Managing Adelaide’s water supply requires best practice technology, as SA Water aims to recycle a growing body of sewage, parts of which may have otherwise gone to landfill.Garry Smith, Allwater Land Manager, works closely with SA Water as part of the organisation’s metropolitan alliance partnership.   Garry manages Allwater’s biosolids program, which processes and recycles sewage at SA Water’s three major metropolitan... + continue reading
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 13:33
Originally Published in Inside Waste Magazine Dec17/Jan18 By Jan ArrezaA shredder for the most difficult of materialsIN 2014, the Tana Shark swam onto our shores and at the time, Inside Waste gave a rundown of the machine’s key specifications. But don’t worry, we’ll jog your memory below. Three years on and GCM Enviro, the exclusive distributor of the Shark has found many homes for the machine, with a multitude of waste streams for it to devour. Inside Waste speaks to some of GCM’s clients about how the Shark has been performing to date. COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL WASTE“Biocoal makes... + continue reading
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 14:11
Originally Published by Waste Management ReviewWhen Cooma-Monaro Shire Council was looking to upgrade the compactor for Cooma Landfill, they went back to the Tana brand and the supplier they trusted.Jeff Tate is Resource & Waste Operations Manager for the recently-merged Snowy Monaro Regional Council. He oversaw the purchase of a new Tana E 260 from GCM Enviro in 2015. Cooma-Monaro Council had previously invested in a Tana G260 landfill compactor from the same supplier in 2007. “We were so happy with the first one that we went back to Daniel at GCM for the latest model,” says Jeff. He... + continue reading
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:50
Originally published by Waste Management ReviewSmart Machinery Boosts Profitability  Moving recyclable material more than 800km from NSW to Queensland requires maximum payload to optimise fuel costs, which is why North Wyong Recycling recognised the benefit of investing in new technology.In 2015, the medium-sized business, which specialises in construction and demolition (C&D) waste, spent four months carrying about 16 to 17 tonnes of waste from the town of Wyong, in the Central Coast region, to Veolia’s recycling facility in Archerfield, Brisbane. Two vehicles of about 140... + continue reading
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 16:15
Life of Forest Rd Landfill extended thanks to a new compactor Article supplied by Tamworrh Regional CouncilTamworth Regional Councill will be able to extend the life of its Forest Road landfill site by up to 50% through the purchase of a new garbage compactor. The Tana E520. a specialised purpose-built garbage compaction machine designed and built in Finland was delivered to the Tamworth Waste Management Facility on Forest Road at the end of last month.The new 'super heavy duty' vehicle weighs 52 tonnes - about double that of the compactor previously used - it is purpose-built for... + continue reading