WastePro 1200

The WastePro 1200 not only reduces waste as much as 88%, but it can also save you more than $17,000 a year.

WastePro Product

Quick Facts

  • Reduces waste up to 88% in volume
  • Can save you more than $17,000 a year
  • Processes food waste, paper, plastic and Styrofoam®
  • Uses 66% less water than disposer
  • Closed-loop design reuses 95% of water
  • Processes from 1,250 to 3,000 lbs./hr
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Hobart’s WastePro can help you take the waste out of waste by reducing labor, water consumption and potential hazards to food safety—saving you thousands of dollars every year in the process.

Hobart waste systems are designed to process 57% of the solid-waste material that enters landfills. The remaining 43% can be processed by government recycling programs. We’re 100% committed to helping our customers resolve all the issues they face.

Configuring the WastePro for your operation.

Available as both a close-coupled unit and an engineered remote system, the WastePro offers the latest in solid-waste-processing technology with Hobart reliability. The close-coupled WastePro combines the pulper and the water press into one unit. The WastePro Remote separates the pulper and the water press, letting you locate the water press up to hundreds of yards away, usually closer to the dumpster.

WastePro Diagram

Pulper Operations

  1. Waste material is fed to the pulper through a trough or feed tray.
  2. The waste material is drawn into the stainless steel cutter.
  3. Then the waste material is ground into a slurry pulp.
  4. The slurry is piped to the water press.
  5. A gear-driven helical stainless steel screw conveyor processes teh slurry through the water-press screen.
  6. Excess water is squeezed through the stainless steel screen.
  7. The semi-dry pulp, which is an 88% reduction in volume, is fed to a trash container.
  8. 95% of the water is fed back to the trough/pulper by the return pump.

Close-Couple System
WPR 1200 Remote System

  • The  close-coupled vs. engineered remote model.
  • 1,250 lbs. per hour vs. 3,000 lbs. per hour.
  • Selecting the best system for your high-volume foodservice operation.

WasterPro Flex 1The Close-Coupled WastePro. The close-coupled WastePro combines the pulper and water press into a side-by-side unit. It’s available as either an undercounter model with a trough or freestanding with a combi-nation of feed tray and trough connection.

WastePro Flex 2The WastePro Remote System.
The engineered WastePro—the Remote System—separates the pulper from the water press. They can be hundreds of yards apart, even on separate floors. Like the close-coupled WastePro, the pulper can be configured as either an undercounter or freestanding.

In fact, the WastePro is so flexible, it can even work with disposers, rerouting scrap (potato peels, seeds, etc.) to the pulper. You can have multiple pulpers connected to one or more water presses. In short, the WastePro can be engineered to fit virtually any kitchen’s needs, no matter how complex.

Made for each other: our water presses and your dumpster. You can actually eliminate trips to the dumpster by having the chute discharge directly into the dumpster. No matter how you configure your remote system, you can greatly reduce security issues associated with waste disposal. Hobart can configure a system that will maximize your floor space and improve your dishroom’s cleanliness and productivity.

The Hobart SWS40 Transfer Pump. A Hobart exclusive, the SWS40 transfer pump virtually eliminates the need for fresh water by pumping used dishwater directly from your warewasher to the pulper.


The WastePro is definitely pro cleanliness.

The efficient disposal of waste in a foodservice operation is more than an economic or sustainability issue. It’s essential to the food safety of your operation. Clearly, waste is a breeding ground for the growth of bacteria, bacteria that could contaminate your food.

The WastePro 1200 is designed to prevent the development of bacteria.

It has a 90-gpm (gallons per minute) return pump that leaves virtually no water in the extractor for the development of bacteria. Its smoother exterior surface not only makes it easier to clean, but also leaves less area for bacteria growth.

Standard “Empty Cycle” can reduce cleanup time by 60%, and the 90-gpm return pump leaves virtually no water in the extractor for bacteria development. The WastePro has a one-piece investment cast stainless steel tank. As a result, there are no seams to leak and less structure to clean. The polished stainless steel enclosure panels with smoother exterior surface area also make for fast cleanup.

WastePro Easy to CleanFinally, the WastePro has both hot and cold water for improved cleaning.

There’s simply no easier way to handle waste. Think of all the time your staff spends hauling trash out to the dumpster, emptying the trash cans, putting in new liners and carrying back the empty can. With the WastePro, up to 88% of all that work—and waste of time—simply disappears. That will make your staff’s job a lot easier.

WasterPro Easy to Clean 2Then there’s the problem of sorting. No longer do you have to worry about separating paper from plastic or food from Styrofoam. The WastePro’s Rockwell-hardened, stainless steel rotating and stationary cutters combine with pulper and screw-drive motors to process all of them into a much-reduced pulp.

An auto-fill indicator light, one-button operation and one drain valve make WastePro easy to operate, speeding up startup. The powerful 3-H.P., 90-gpm return-pump water flow virtually empties the extractor, eliminating one less task.

We also have flexible designs with trough and feed-tray options that will let you create waste-management layouts that not only make the WastePro easier to use, but also increase productivity.


Every year, you could be throwing more than $17,000 in the garbage.

The WastePro literally beats solid waste to a pulp, a semi-dry pulp that reduces total volume 88%, close to a 9-to-1 ratio. It also chemically treats the pulp, reducing odor and pest infiltration.

The WastePro can dramatically reduce hauling costs and labor costs, with fewer trips to the dumpster. You can even have the remote Discharge Chute funnel waste directly into the dumpster. It’s a system designed to keep you ahead of increasingly stringent government regulations.

Water savings everywhere.
The WastePro can save you water in so many ways:

  • Recycles up to 95% of water
  • Saves up to 66%, compared to disposer systems
  • Reduces need for fresh water when used with optional SWS40 transfer pump


Save 80% on liners. A garbage can liner might cost only about a quarter, but since large foodservice operations use thousands of liners a year, they rapidly add up to one of the biggest waste expenses. WastePro can reduce this amount up to 80%, saving you thousands of dollars.

WastePro’s silver saver saves more than your silverware. The unique silver-saver flush system reduces costs associated with unclogging the drain. The optional silver-saver trough magnet can save you up to 60% in silverware replacement, compared to scraping in garbage cans and disposals.

A clog-free waste-water line. WastePro keeps most solids from entering your waste-water lines, virtually eliminating clogged waste lines. It also minimizes drain-water backups.

The biggest labor-saving device in the kitchen.
The WastePro saves you labor in so many ways:

  • Fewer trips to the dumpster
  • Reduced time scraping soiled dishes
  • Less cleanup time


All that saving adds up. The WastePro pays for itself in less than two years. As the Payback Analysis shows, it takes less than two years for a WastePro to pay for itself. And you have years of cost saving ahead.

Hobart WastePro Payback Analysis. Compare average annual costs of a disposer system to WastePro.

WastePro Cost


Product Spec Sheets


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