Case Study

Erina Fair Shopping Centre Erina NSW

April 2016 – September 2018


The goal of the Erina Fair Shopping Centre case was to divert as much organic waste as possible from landfill sites for Erina Fair  Food Court and Restaurants food waste through the implementation of the Pulpmaster Organic Recycling System.

The objectives were:

  1. To analyse the current organic waste stream
  2. To identify the volume of organic waste
  3. To implement the Pulpmaster Food Waste Recycling System
  4. To reduce the use of plastic bin liners
  5. To reduce waste to landfill
  6. To reduce OH&S risks
  7. To reduce waste managements costs
  8. To enhance the environment


After a 30 month period in which significant testing and analysis continued, results were listed according to three categories: environmental and social, occupational health and safety, and financial.

Environmental & Social

The benefits of the Pulpmaster Organic Recycling System were to be seen in the following:

  • a reduction in black plastic bags to landfill, estimated at over 146,000 bags
  • a reduction of organic food waste to landfill of 876 tonnes, with a corresponding reduction of approximately 1,861 tonnes of CO2
  • the production of 43 tonnes of organic fertilizer produced from organic food waste

Occupational Health & Safety

The benefits of the Pulpmaster Organic Recycling System were to be seen in the following:

  • reduced back strain risk through the reduction in carrying heavy food waste bags to the outside dumpster bin
  • reduced slip/fall risk through the reduced risk of plastic bag spillage on the floors
  • reduced vector attraction through improved hygiene and odour reduction in the back of house and outside waste storage facility
  • the elimination of fruit fly activity from the back of house area


The benefits of the Pulpmaster Organic Recycling System were to be seen in the following:

  • a reduction in waste disposal costs to landfill estimated at $105,000 per annum
  • a reduction in the cost of black plastic bags estimated at more than $2,450 per annum

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  • Made from stainless steel
  • Easy to read LCD screen display
  • Solid and liquid waste cycle
  • Easy cleaning cycle and flexi hose
  • Vermin proof
  • Splash guard
  • Automated SMS communication for collection
  • Automatic lid
  • Emergency stop button

Pulpmaster benefits:

  • Cheaper than traditional waste removal
  • Quicker than traditional waste removal systems
  • Reduced exposure of OH&S risks – reduced need for staff to dispose of waste to outdoor bins
  • Low contamination levels with other forms of recyclable waste
  • Space saving – the unit is compact and efficient
  • Clean and tidy – made of stainless steel, easy to clean and vermin proof
  • Labour efficiency gains – less time taken to dispose of waste
  • Great for the environment – food waste is diverted from landfill and converted to organic fertiliser and electricity

Suitable for:

  • Commercial kitchens
  • Fruit & Veg shops
  • Clubs & Pubs
  • Shopping Centres
  • Food Processing Plants
  • Nursing Homes
  • Hospitals
  • Education Facilities
  • Accommodation Facilities

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