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Small Scale Recycling Equipment Catalogue

How to Filter

Searching or Filtering the Catalogue for Specific Equipment

The catalogue is presented as a list which users filter down to get likely entries that meet their interest areas.

The filtering may be undertaken using any of four filters, individually or in combination, as follows:

  1. The equipment supplier,
  2. The type of recyclable of interest,
  3. The classification of the equipment (in terms of the broad function it performs), and
  4. If one of the two processing classifications is selected, then the fourth filter is visible by way of a sub-classification relating to process technologies.

Filtering via recyclables is achieved by selecting the relevant check boxes.

Filtering via supplier, and classification is by selecting from drop-down menus.

When filter selection criteria are chosen – click on the “FILTER RESULTS” button the get the list of equipment that satisfies the filter. From this list direct access to the individual entries for each item of equipment can be made.

Switch between the filtered list and the individual entries using the “BACK TO EQUIPMENT CATALOGUE” button at the top right of the page for each individual equipment item listing.

To run an entirely new filter click on “RESET” to clear all previous filters and make the new selections.

The filter logic is based on the “AND” principle – i.e. if two or more filter selections are made then the filter is (a) AND (b) AND (c) etc. For example selecting multiple types of recyclables will only return a list of equipment that meets ALL of the selected filter criteria.

Keyward Searching

A general purpose keyword search field is provided to facilitate searches for used defined keywords. The general purpose search is run over several fields of descriptive material for each equipment entry including; Product Name, Model and Description.


NOTE: All information in the Recycling Equipment Catalogue has been provided by the relevant supplier. All suppliers are able to list their equipment on the catalogue however Planet Ark does not claim to have included all available equipment. Planet Ark has not assessed or verified any claims made by suppliers and suppliers are responsible for providing correct information.

The catalogue does not provide pricing details or configuration required for individual sites. The catalogue is intended to be used to identify and shortlist suitable equipment. You must then directly contact suppliers to make your own enquiries and to determine the applicability of equipment to the specific requirements of your organisation and site. Inclusion of equipment or a supplier in this catalogue does not constitute a product endorsement or recommendation.

NSW Regulations and Rebates

Regulations on Composting in NSW

In NSW, applying waste to land – including a processed waste such as compost – or using it as a fuel may trigger various regulatory requirements. Depending on the proposed use you may be required to comply with a Resource Recovery Exemption or need to hold an environment protection licence, and pay the waste levy.

While there is a Compost Exemption (2016) it is important to note that drying or dehydrating food waste, or any other compostable waste, is specifically excluded from consideration under this exemption. Drying or dehydrating equipment uses externally supplied energy to heat and ventilate food waste or any other compostable waste in order to rapidly dry the waste material over a short time period (typically 24 to 48 hours), either with or without the addition of an inoculum.

If you are interested in this type of equipment you should refer to the current resource recovery orders and exemptions that are in force in NSW for commonly recovered and reused wastes. If it is intended to use the material as a fuel, it must comply with the NSW Energy from Waste Policy Statement.

NSW EPA Recycling Rebates

Eligible NSW businesses looking to reduce their waste costs can take advantage of up to $50,000 in generous government rebates on recycling equipment being offered through the NSW EPA. Find out more about the Bin Trim Rebates Program.

This project is a NSW Environment Protection Authority Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy initiative, funded from the waste levy.