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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
Tana Shark Shredder
Friday, June 9, 2017 - 10:52
Tyre recycling is on a growth trajectory.Originally published in Waste Management ReviewA SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIP HAS ALLOWED AUSTRALIA'S LARGEST TYRE RECYCLER TO DOUBLE ITS RECYCLING OPERATION, THE COMPANY SAYS.Australia's largest and oldest recycler of tyres continues to expand its operations across Australia off the back of strong support from retailers, Tyrecycle says. The company, which began in 1992 has doubled its recycling operation since partnering with Tasmanian horticulture firm Barwicks seven months ago. Jim Fairweather, Tyrecycle CEO, says since the partnership launched last year... + continue reading
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 10:43
Originally published in Inside Waste MagazineFAMILY-OWNED manufacturer of growing and mulching mediums, soil amendments, and biological growth stimulants, Bio Gro has turned to GCM for its windrow turning needs.The company recently purchased a Backhus A50 windrow turner from GCM and Bio Gro managing director Stephen Van Schaik told Inside Waste he was impressed with GCM's service. "When we did the initial due diligence on the project, we compared the practice with a number of other players within the market and Daniel [Katsowksky, GCM managing director] went through quite a bit of detail. He... + continue reading
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 05:58
Originally published in Waste Management Review.WHEN WYONG SHIRE COUNCIL WAS FACED WITH A GLUT OF MATTRESSES AT ITS WASTE FACILITY, IT TURNED TO GCM ENVIRO FOR AN INNOVATIVE RECYCLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY SOLUTION.Mattresses are regarded as a significant problem waste stream around the world. When stockpiled, they are a fire risk. As bulky items, each one can use around 0.75 cubic metres of landfill space. Their integral springs can damage or impact the lifespan of landfill equipment, and they float to the top of landfill cells. In Australia alone, as most people change their mattress every eight... + continue reading