Small Scale Recycling Equipment Catalogue
About the Catalogue

The Recycling Equipment Catalogue contains information to help guide your decision when choosing a piece of recycling equipment for your business. However, you are encouraged to speak directly with equipment suppliers in order to make a fully informed decision. The information in the catalogue is provided by equipment suppliers and has not been verified by Planet Ark or the NSW Environment Protection Authority - see disclaimer. Those in NSW should also refer to the NSW Regulations and Rebates section.

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Target Recyclables
Classification of Equipment

Choosing Equipment

Here are some key questions to help guide your decision:


  • How much recyclable material does my business generate?
  • What are the energy, water and labour inputs? Do I need 3 phase power?
  • Is the equipment’s capacity suitable for my throughput?
  • What are the Work Health and Safety implications? Is staff training provided by the equipment supplier?
  • Who will take the processed material away and at what cost, or will they pay me?
  • Will I need development consent from my local council? Do I need an Environment Protection License or need to amend my existing license to operate the equipment?
  • What is the cost/benefit to my business?
  • Are there noise, waste water and other outputs?
  • Do I have the space to site the equipment and operate it? Is there truck access for servicing?
  • Can the supplier provide me with references and the opportunity to see the equipment in action at another business?
This Equipment Catalogue is supported through the NSW EPA's Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy