UPGRADE: Waminda Recycling Centre is preparing to upgrade their paper shredding machine for the first time in more than two decades.
UPGRADE: Waminda Recycling Centre is preparing to upgrade their paper shredding machine for the first time in more than two decades. Sam Flanagan

New machine set to shred the competition

AFTER more than 20 years of hard work, Waminda Recycling will next week bid farewell to faithful member of the team.

Only it won't be a member of staff leaving, but the plant's paper shredder.

Waminda manager Roger Green said with more than two decades of usage under its belt, the machine was well and truly due for an upgrade.

"The old machine was second-hand when we got it, so it's very tired and it will be really nice to have a new one,” Mr Green said.

He said the new machine will improve the facility's efficiency.

"It certainly will expand our capabilities, we'll be able to process more paper,” he said.

The Waminda Recycling has been operating in the region for 26 years, and Mr Green said their most used service could be better described as document destruction.

"One of our staff and some of our clients go around town picking up bins of paper and replacing them, and then bringing them back to our shed to destroy the documents by putting them through the shredder,” he said.

The new shredder was purchased thanks to the generous donations of Geoff and Toni Hewitt.

"A very generous family in the community have been donating money every month for a number of years,” he said.

"It (the shredder) was totally funded from those donations.”

The new machine is expected to be online sometime next week.


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