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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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 project is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy