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How much does CafeCrush cost?

Our CafeCrush reverse vending machines come in two sizes – Tower & Maxi.  Optional extras include a ticket incentive system, customised graphics & interface, and a servicing & maintenance package.  See the tables below for detailed pricing.  All prices are subject to VAT.

CafeCrush standard pricing

CafeCrush Tower Machine (capacity: A mix of 400 bottles and cans ) £4,706
CafeCrush Maxi Machine (capacity: A mix of 800 bottles and cans) £6,350
Custom graphics for Tower Machine £409
Custom graphics for Maxi Machine £464
CafeCrush Incentive Ticket Printer System c/w software (For both Tower & Maxi machines) £669
Annual Maintenance & Service Package (12 months) per Tower or Maxi Machine* £649

*see more details on what this package includes below.

Frequently asked questions

Can CafeCrush Reverse Vending be used with coffee cups?

Yes.  These machines will compact any single-use coffee cup to a fraction of its size, and the crushed cups are still able to be recycled in the same way as any other coffee cups.  We find that a CafeCrush machine is a very good way to get a pure waste stream of coffee cups with minimal contamination ready for recycling.

How many machines do I need for cans, bottles & cups?

To recycle paper coffee cups, aluminium cans & PET plastic bottles, two machines will usually be sufficient; one for cups & one for bottles & cans.  Most waste brokers will accept bottles & cans in the same waste stream and will segregate the waste at their sorting facility.  However, you will have to check this with your own waste broker to confirm their regulations.

Does CafeCrush Reverse Vending sort & segregate different materials or scan barcodes?

No.  These machines are very simple in their design.  Waste is inserted into the chute and passes through the compactor into a waste sack below.  The machine then offers an incentive ticket which can be customised to your requirements.  There are many machines available with far more complicated mechanism, designed for the implementation of a Deposit Return Scheme.  Our CafeCrush machines are simply designed to incentivise recycling & compact cups.

Can I trial a CafeCrush Reverse Vending machine?

We don’t offer trials of these machines as each machine has its own graphics & ticket incentive.  Therefore, it’s not commercially viable for us to trial a machine as it cannot be used again once it’s been set up for your requirements.

Can I lease a CafeCrush Reverse Vending machine?

We work with external equipment leasing companies to provide you with leasing options or you can arrange your own financing.

What does the CafeCrush Reverse Vending machine service & maintenance package include?

The package lasts 12 months & includes 1 full annual on-site service, cover for machine breakdown or errors due to a manufacturing fault, not misuse or neglect, and the cost of any parts & labour incurred by machine maintenance or repairs.

CafeCrush Reverse Vending machine specifications

Full machine specifications: Tower machine

Height 1830 mm
Width 400 mm
Depth 555 mm
Weight (without packaging) 125 kg
Electric voltage 220V single-phase
Power input 0.60 kW
Operational environmental conditions limits Ambient temperature: 3°C – 32°C

Relative humidity – max 65%

Full machine specifications: Maxi machine


Height 1708 mm
Width 720 mm
Depth 600 mm
Weight (without packaging) 145 kg
Electric voltage 220V single-phase
Power input 0.60 kW
Operational environmental conditions limits Ambient temperature: 3°C – 32°C

Relative humidity – max 65%

Internal components

1: Compacting mechanism Located inside the body, behind and below the duct where the material to be compacted is inserted. It is composed of a gear-motor and a system of rotating blades
2: Feed duct with hatch Located in the centre of the body, used to convey the material to the rotating blades
3: Electrical panel Located at the top of the body, contains all electrical connections, power board and fuses. It has a safety switch to cut off the machine electrical system power supply
4: Sanitisation pump Automatically sanitises the feed duct at a pre-determined interval
5: Mechanism mouth photocell sensor and reflector Senses when an item passes through the grinding mechanism
6: Door micro-switch Disables the grinding mechanism whenever the machine door is open
7: Insertion hatch safety micro-switch Disables the grinding mechanism whenever the insertion hatch is open

Hopefully, this page has answered your questions.  If you want to know more, contact us below, and one of our team will be in touch shortly.

Prices include delivery to UK mainland address with ground floor access and location.
The prices above include a 1-year guarantee against manufacturing defects
Unisan Standard Terms & Conditions Apply