The Process

Instant Waste Management has a large and varied fleet of waste collection trucks to transport your waste back to our Material Recovery Facility. Where we sort and process it into different waste streams & recyclable materials using massive machinery. Powered by hydraulics & three phase electricity, our process is environmentally friendlier than diesel powered mobile screening equipment.

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Collection

Waste is collected from all over the Perth metropolitan area and delivered to our licenced DER (Dept. of Environmental Regulation) enclosed Material Recovery Facility. Where we can typically recycle Eighty to Ninety% of it away from landfill.

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Record & report

We record the waste types and quantities of recyclable material for your environmental accreditation & our licencing requirements. Provide a detailed project report on your ongoing recycling & waste generation, broken down into different material types & their anticipated destinations.

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Pre-sort

The waste is inspected, mixed and raked over by machines & trained operatives who look out for hazardous materials & any oversized concrete that might need reducing in size.

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The mixed waste is loaded into a fifty tonne hopper by a front loader truck. The Apron feeder is linked to half a Kilometre of heavy material conveyor lines. The first Material Recovery Facility of its kind in Western Australia and a precursor for similar single bin recycling systems.

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Primary Screens

The screen is like a giant sieve, designed to vibrate and divert any small & undersized materials away from the shredder’s sharp teeth, this saves maintenance costs on sharpening or replacing the tungsten tipped teeth.

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Shredders

This is the largest shredder introduced into a fully integrated mixed construction & demolition waste recycling system in all of Western Australia. Many rows of hydraulically powered teeth are specially designed to reduce and uniform the size of everything that passes through it.

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Magnets

There are several magnets in our process, drum magnets to capture small pieces of metal and massive overhead magnets for larger metal items. (We can’t allow anybody with pacemakers to go anywhere near these). Metal captured by magnets is stored in a metal bunker ready for secondary recycling markets.

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Secondary Screens

The now uniformed size material coming from the shredder is passed through this smaller sized secondary screen to sieve out anything smaller than 50mm in size and send it to the Oscillating Sand Screen. It also helps us by diverting any small to medium material into a different variable speed Air Density Separator.

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Oscillating Sand Screens

This is a fine sieve that has 8mm holes set in an angled conveyor that flaps up and down to avoid the sand from clogging the screen. It diverts recycled fill material away from landfill into the sand bunker which is quality tested, stockpiled and made available for collection by our clients.

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Picking stations

The quality assurance process of the human eye and sound judgement is the best way of picking any waste left in the system that can’t be recycled. “Light” materials are removed currently as these are the hardest to recycle. We are developing sustainable supply chains for these resource recovery waste streams, mainly via Waste to Energy facilities.

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Air density separators

These giant cyclonic air vacuums are designed to blast air across the waste to capture any of the light materials that end up going to Waste to Energy facilities or landfill. If you are interested in recycling mixed paper & cardboard waste streams from your construction & demolition waste we can provide source separated bins for your larger construction projects.

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