When Danny Gallagher started his waste processing career his goal was to eventually keep every single piece of waste he receives out of landfill and his six Kobelco excavators are essential elements of his plan.
Danny manages the Waste Op facility in the Sydney suburb of Chester Hill and has been the catalyst for change in processing waste materials in an innovative manner.
“I decided that I needed to do something different and work towards a unique way of processing waste. Through the processes and philosophy I have developed in handling waste I am aiming to really make a difference to the environment. My goal is that in the next 10 years not one ounce of the waste that comes into Waste Op will go into landfill,” he says.
Danny has six Kobelco excavators to help with sorting the material that comes into the facility and preparing it for recycling.
“The Kobelcos run economically and quietly. They’re also ergonomically sound and comfortable for members of my team to operate all day. They’re a great machine and it was for that reason that I wanted to really develop the relationship with Kobelco,” Danny says.
“Waste Op has a full service agreement with Sydney Truck & Machinery for the Kobelco excavators and the post-sales service has been so good we decided to sign a long-term deal.
“To have a reliable team of people making sure the machines are running well means I don’t need to worry about it and I can focus on driving my business into the future.”
Danny is working hard to continue building his business and keep his Kobelcos busy.
“I have big plans for the business,” he says.
“This time next year, I plan to be receiving around 400 tonnes of material through the gate every day. Within two years I would like to see that figure grow to around 1200 to 1500 tonnes.”