Cleanaway officially opened its Kempsey Shire base on Tuesday, bringing with it 10 local jobs and flow-on benefits for many local businesses.
Since commencing operations in July, Cleanaway has employed seven drivers and three office staff, and engaged numerous local subcontractors, including Mavin Truck Centre, Scotts Hydraulics, C&G Electrics, Randalls Business Equipment and Beaurepaires.
Mayor of Kempsey Shire, Mayor Liz Campbell said it was a pleasure to welcome Cleanaway into the Kempsey Shire community.
“It means a lot to our community that Cleanaway has employed local workers and engaged local suppliers. This local focus was an important factor when considering the future of our waste contract,” Mayor Campbell said. The officiating ceremony was also graced by Councillors Leo Hauville and Dean Saul.
Cleanaway’s South Street operations include a waste call centre staffed by locals who are trained to answer waste and bin enquiries, and a depot for the six state-of-the-art garbage trucks that service the Shire.
Cleanaway General Manager, Solid Waste Services – NSW, David Clancy, said the occasion marked the start of a ten-year relationship with council, the community, staff and suppliers.
“Our focus is on making a sustainable future possible, and we applaud Kempsey Council’s changes to the collection arrangements which aim to increase the diversion of food and garden organics and recycling out of landfill,” he said.
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