The most ‘bin-spiring’ stories from 2019

The most 'bin-spiring' stories from 2019

Here is our compilation of the top feel-good stories from 2019 including a demonstration of community spirit at its best, a recycling wedding and more

Communities

December 12, 2019

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“Everyone has been so amazing and generous. It really gives you faith. I’m really excited for the future now and I haven’t felt that way in three years.” – Stephanie Stevens

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“Everyone has been so amazing and generous. It really gives you faith. I’m really excited for the future now and I haven’t felt that way in three years.” – Stephanie Stevens

Saying ‘I do!’ to recycling

Credit: A recycled wedding Instagram

Sunshine Coast couple Leonie Starr and Matthew Porter set out to fund their wedding by collecting containers for refunds through Queensland’s container return scheme. A year after starting their journey, the couple collected almost 100,000 containers and over $9,000.

The Queensland bride-to-be was glad that their story inspired others to fund their own dreams through the scheme. “I’ve had quite a few people message me,” said Leonie. “Some are collecting for weddings of their own, and others for cars, pet lizards, and even IVF.”

Credit: A recycling wedding Facebook

In Western Sydney, Ellie and Darren were inspired to fund their April 2020 wedding through NSW’s container deposit scheme – Return and Earn. The $7,581 they have collected to date paid for their wedding rings and reception, and all future funds will go towards their honeymoon. The entire neighbourhood got in on the action, with total strangers dropping off bottles and cans at the couple’s home.

“A lot of people gave us a good laugh and said, ‘you won’t get there’,” Darren said. “Look where we are now.”

We were pleased to host the happy couple at our Eastern Creek container sorting facility in November, giving them an inside look at how containers are sorted and processed for recycling.

 

Townsville comes together to clean up after the storm


As a long-standing service provider to the Townsville region, Cleanaway were quick to respond during the floods that impacted the area early this year. Led by Branch Manager Rick Carr, Cleanaway immediately mobilised bins, vehicles and labour to assist with storm clean up efforts.

Eight 12 and 30 cubic metre bulk bins were deployed and placed in strategic locations as advised by Townsville Council. One of the bins (pictured below) was used by the Army to deliver aid to a remote site at Hervey Range that was completely cut off by the flood waters.

The team also worked hard to ensure all scheduled services were collected where access was possible. Similar support was extended to the Burdekin and Whitsundays areas supported by Cleanaway depots in Burdekin and Bowen. Another team led by Cleanaway Human Resources EGM, Joh Birgersson, donated supplies and gift vouchers to flood victims through GIVIT’s Queensland Floods Appeal. Part of the donation was used by Community Gro to provide fridges, a mattress, clothing and gift vouchers to the local Garbutt community affected by the floods.

 

Young Ivy overcomes her fear of garbage trucks

Remember Sinead Nolan, one of Cleanaway’s women behind the wheels? Our dedicated side-lift truck driver helped young Ivy overcome her fear of trucks with an unforgettable visit to her home.

According to Ivy’s dad Michael, the sight of a garbage truck used to terrify her. “Ivy would be in tears and screams, running as fast as her little legs would take her to avoid the noise, flashing lights and sight of the truck. This was the situation for some time now but when was escalating I thought, what can I do?”

This was before Sinead’s visit where Ivy had a chance to sit in the passenger’s seat and learn all about what goes on in a collections truck. Michael was amazed with Ivy’s “transformation”.

“Initially Ivy was pretty uncomfortable and didn’t really want to have anything of it but with Sinead’s assistance, friendliness and patience, my daughter’s whole mood began to change. Sinead explained and educated Ivy on all of the gadgets and processes involved in regular day to day bin collection. Later, Ivy was more than happy and content – she actually didn’t want to get out of the truck!” said Michael.

“A huge thanks to Sinead, Ivy’s garbage truck driver friend and the team at Cleanaway. l’m sure like most industries, the majority of your customer feedback will be complaints, not positive like our experience so I thought l would take the time to write this email.” wrote Michael in an email to Cleanaway.

 

Building a forever home for Stephanie

Stephanie Stevens reacts to the reveal of her new home

When Stephanie Stevens lost her husband and then her house, the community and Cleanaway stepped up to build her and her little boy, Ollie, a new home.

“When we heard about Steph and Ollie, we knew we had to assist. Seeing the look on their faces when they saw their new home simply made our day,” said Bhavna Torul, Branch Manager Malaga.

The Cleanaway Malaga team provided skip bins during the renovation process, and collected 25 skip bins worth of construction waste, including two asbestos removal bins.

Thanks to the entire community coming together to support the single mum, Stephanie’s forever home was completed in no time.

“This is our dream home, it’s better than anything I could have imagined giving Ollie and I can’t wait to start our new life,” she said. “Everyone has been so amazing and generous. It really gives you faith. I’m really excited for the future now and I haven’t felt that way in three years.”

 

One man’s recycling is another’s treasure

Cleanaway Rob Gorman lost medal

What would you do if you found a Defence Force Service Medal in the bin? For Chandler Resource Recovery Centre Operator Rob Gorman, there was no question that the medal had to be reunited with its owner. Rob understood the significance of the medal, having spent eight years in the Royal Australian Engineers unit of the Australian Army as a Civil Construction Plant Operator.

Armed with solid detective skills, Rob discovered that the medal belonged to a 70-year-old soldier who had recently passed away. It had accidentally been disposed of along with other recycling that ended up at Chandler Resource Recovery Centre.

One of his long-time mates, Ted, met Rob to collect the medal and thanked him for the time and effort invested into returning the precious memento.

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Cleanaway Lavington MRF opens its doors for National Recycling Week

Cleanaway Lavington MRF opens its doors for National Recycling Week

Members of the local community learnt all about what happens to recycling after it leaves the kerbside in a series of tours at Cleanaway’s MRF in Albury

Communities

November 19, 2019

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“It was amazing to learn that so many residents weren’t aware that coffee cups and plastic lined cups are actually not recyclable. We left residents with information packs and they were very eager to spread the word to family and friends.” Education Officer Asanki Fernando

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“It was amazing to learn that so many residents weren’t aware that coffee cups and plastic lined cups are actually not recyclable. We left residents with information packs and they were very eager to spread the word to family and friends.” Education Officer Asanki Fernando

For National Recycling Week, Cleanaway Lavington Material Recovery Facility (MRF) opened its doors to over 30 eager residents who saw first-hand how recycling is separated and sorted at the facility.

Cleanaway MRF Albury tour

Pictured: Participants getting a close up look of the sorting line

In four separate tours held from 11 to 14 November, participants also learnt how to reduce contamination in the recycling bin and how to work with the waste hierarchy to reduce and reuse waste before considering recovery options.

Cleanaway Education Officer Asanki Fernando with MRF tour

Pictured: Participants from the tour with Education Officer, Asanki Fernando on the far left

Education Officer Asanki Fernando was encouraged by the engagement displayed by those who attended the tour. “It was amazing to learn that so many residents weren’t aware that coffee cups and plastic lined cups are actually not recyclable. We left residents with information packs and they were very eager to spread the word to family and friends. They were also very happy to know that their efforts aren’t going to waste.” said Asanki.

The local newspaper also joined the tour and promoted the event with an article encouraging residents to recycle better.

Another highlight of the week was when breakfast show hosts Tim and Jess from the local radio station Hit 104.9 FM interviewed Branch Manager David Collins at the MRF. David cleared up common misconceptions about recycling such as “All recycling goes to landfill” and explained how recycled glass is being used as road base in Albury as an example of a domestic circular economy.

Watch the video of the interview here.

Cleanaway David Collins HIT 104.9 interview

Pictured: Cleanaway Albury/Wodonga Branch Manager David Collins with Tim and Jess from Hit 104.9

Thanks to the incredible response, the team are running two school tours in the coming weeks with more being planned for the school holidays.

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An Ollie good day with Cleanaway

An Ollie good day with Cleanaway

Cleanaway truck driver Josh Kennedy made garbo fan Ollie’s day with a surprise visit to his home in Whyalla.

Communities - Our People

October 16, 2019

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"Thank you for being a kind human Josh. It was a small gesture, but it was a huge deal for our little Ollie." Ollie’s mum

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"Thank you for being a kind human Josh. It was a small gesture, but it was a huge deal for our little Ollie." Ollie’s mum

Three-year-old Ollie in Whyalla is obsessed with garbage trucks and always looks forward to bin day. When driver Josh Kennedy stopped his truck and gave a wave and horn one day, Ollie was overjoyed, prompting mum Nissa to post about the experience on the Whyalla Positivity Facebook page.

“Just wanted to give a shout out to the wonderful Cleanaway driver who emptied our bins today. My three-year-old son has autism and is OBSESSED with trucks and in particular garbage trucks. We sat outside as we’d missed you doing our bin and he excitedly watched you empty all the bins in the cul-de-sac in front of us. When you got close to our yard again you stopped, tooted your horn and waved to him. It honestly made his entire day! Thank you so much for being a kind human. It was a small gesture but it was a huge deal for our little Ollie.” wrote Nissa.

The Whyalla community loved the story, responding with comments such as:

“The bin man always waves and beeps for my son on McBryde terrace too. He absolutely loves the garbage truck. Thank you for always making his day”

“Not all heroes wear capes. Good on ya to the truck driver champion!”

When Josh saw Nissa’s post, he decided to make a surprise visit with Ollie, Nissa and dad Tyler during one of his runs. He gave Ollie a close up look at the truck, showed him how it works and left him with a mini Cleanaway bin as something to remember the visit by.

“I think it awesome that Josh took the time out to do that,” Nissa said after the visit. “I know it’s a pretty typical thing for kids to like trucks but with Ollie’s autism, he’s obsessed with them. He just stands there completely in awe of it, he just loves watching the truck and then for an hour he is so excited. He played with his toy garbage truck for an hour before dinner! We weren’t expecting the visit so thank you to Josh and thanks to Cleanaway.”

It’s people like Ollie that makes it all worthwhile for Josh. “When I’m having a bad day and I see him out waiting for me it makes it all worth it,” said Josh. “It picks me back up to get on with the job.”

Thanks Nissa and Tyler for sharing this lovely story with us and to Ollie for his incredible enthusiasm.

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MRL community grant awarded to WERN and Deer Park Cricket Club

MRL community grant awarded to WERN and Deer Park Cricket Club

Cleanaway’s MRL Community Benefit Fund supports local sustainability projects focused on environmental regeneration, recycling and community well-being.

Communities

October 2, 2019

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Western Emergency Relief Network (WERN) and the Deer Park Cricket Club received $10,000 each from Cleanaway.

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Western Emergency Relief Network (WERN) and the Deer Park Cricket Club received $10,000 each from Cleanaway.

Two community groups in Melbourne were awarded grants under Cleanaway’s MRL Community Benefit Fund last week.

Western Emergency Relief Network (WERN) and the Deer Park Cricket Club received $10,000 each from Cleanaway at a cheque presentation hosted by Stakeholder and Community Engagement Manager, Olga Ghiri and Regional Manager, Meldina Klehic at the Melbourne Regional Landfill (MRL).

The Mayor of Melton Councillor Bob Turner and Councillor Bruce Lancashire from Brimbank Council attended the event to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of both grant recipients.

MRL community grant Olga

Stakeholder and Community Engagement Manager, Olga Ghiri and Regional Manager, Meldina Klehic joined by the Mayor of Melton Councillor Bob Turner and Councillor Bruce Lancashire from Brimbank Council with representatives from Western Emergency Relief Network (WERN) and the Deer Park Cricket Club.

The WERN community aid program is run by Rotary Clubs across the West of Melbourne, collecting and redistributing second-hand furniture, bedding, electrical and whitegoods to assist refugees, victims of domestic violence, homelessness and mental health.

The Deer Park Cricket Club community connectivity program welcomes new immigrants and asylum- seekers into the community by encouraging them to participate in club activities to help build networks in the community.

A total of $50,000 was made available through Cleanaway’s Melbourne Regional Landfill – Community Benefit Fund to support local sustainability projects, environmental regeneration initiatives, waste reduction efforts and community well-being programs.

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Cleanaway Narangba’s charity drive to celebrate safety achievement

Cleanaway Narangba’s charity drive to celebrate safety achievement

The Cleanaway Hydrocarbons team at our Narangba refinery recently achieved a milestone for occupational health and safety.

Communities

September 26, 2019

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The team organised a barbeque event where special guest Jerome Delange, Starlight’s Partnership Executive gave a speech on the foundation’s activities and showed a video about all the incredible work they do for children.

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The team organised a barbeque event where special guest Jerome Delange, Starlight’s Partnership Executive gave a speech on the foundation’s activities and showed a video about all the incredible work they do for children.

The Cleanaway Hydrocarbons team at our Narangba refinery recently achieved a milestone for occupational health and safety, recording 300 days without any reportable incidents.

Pictured (from left to right): Noel (Maintenance), Max (HSBP), Jerome (Starlight), Thea (Branch Manager), Tony (Operations Supervisor), Scott (Operator), Matt (Operator)

To celebrate the achievement, the team decided to give back to the community by donating $1,000 to the Starlight Children’s Foundation, a non-profit charity organisation with the mission of “brightening the lives of sick kids.”

Cleanaway starlight donation

Pictured: The Hydrocarbons operations team presenting the cheque to Jerome (from left to right): Tony (Operations Supervisor), Jerome (Starlight), Brad (Operator), Matt (Operator), Scott (Operator) and Glenn (Operator)

The team organised a barbeque event where special guest Jerome Delange, Starlight’s Partnership Executive gave a speech on the foundation’s activities and showed a video about all the incredible work they do for children.

Pictured: Jerome giving a presentation

To learn more about Starlight Children’s Foundation, visit starlight.org.au

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Ivy conquers her fear of garbage trucks

Ivy conquers her fear of garbage trucks

The sight of a garbage truck used to terrify young Ivy from Geelong but we may have just won a new fan.

Communities

September 6, 2019

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“Initially Ivy was pretty uncomfortable and didn't really want to have anything of it but with Sinead’s assistance, friendliness and patience, my daughter’s whole mood began to change."

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“Initially Ivy was pretty uncomfortable and didn't really want to have anything of it but with Sinead’s assistance, friendliness and patience, my daughter’s whole mood began to change."

sinead truck visit

The sight of a garbage truck used to terrify young Ivy from Geelong but we may have just won a new fan.

It used to be a traumatic chain of events at Ivy’s house every time the garbage truck came to collect their bins. Dad Michael said, “Ivy would be in tears and screams, running as fast as her little legs would take her to avoid the noise, flashing lights and sight of the truck. This was the situation for some time now but when was escalating I thought, what can I do?”

Michael decided to reach out to Cleanaway’s Geelong office. “I thought a visit to our local depot might do the trick, thinking it might be possible to casually swing by one morning, perhaps speak to one of your employees and illustrate to Ivy that garbage collection trucks are all perfectly safe and most definitely harmless. Cleanaway offered to come to us instead.”

The Cleanaway team led by driver Sinead Nolan paid a visit to Ivy’s home where Ivy had a chance to sit in the passenger’s seat and learn all about what goes on in a collections truck.

“Initially Ivy was pretty uncomfortable and didn’t really want to have anything of it but with Sinead’s assistance, friendliness and patience, my daughter’s whole mood began to change. Sinead explained and educated Ivy on all of the gadgets and processes involved in regular day to day bin collection. Later, Ivy was more than happy and content – she actually didn’t want to get out of the truck!” said Michael.

“A huge thanks to Sinead, Ivy’s garbage truck driver friend and the team at Cleanaway. l’m sure like most industries, the majority of your customer feedback will be complaints, not positive like our experience so I thought l would take the time to write this email.” wrote Michael in an email to Cleanaway.

Thanks Ivy and Michael for your incredible story.

Cleanaway joins community efforts to make a forever home for Stephanie Stevens

Cleanaway joins community efforts to make a forever home for Stephanie Stevens

Cleanaway recently provided skip bins and waste disposal services to help a young family in need of a new home

Communities

August 21, 2019

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"This is our dream home, it’s better than anything I could have imagined to give Ollie and I can’t wait to start our new life." - Stephanie Stevens

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"This is our dream home, it’s better than anything I could have imagined to give Ollie and I can’t wait to start our new life." - Stephanie Stevens

When Stephanie Stevens lost her husband and her house, the community and Cleanaway stepped up to build her and her little boy, Ollie a new home.

Stephanie was pregnant with Ollie when she lost her husband Ryan in an accident. As Ryan did not have a will, her house was repossessed and sold. Stephanie rushed her young family into a new residence, only to find that it was in no condition to be lived in – with asbestos in the backyard and a host of other issues.

Stephanie’s story was highlighted on A Current Affair which inspired an outpouring of support from the community to help renovate the rundown house into a home.

A host of volunteers joined forces to renovate Stephanie’s house in an incredible 14 days. Businesses and suppliers chipped in with construction support and furnishings, and Cleanaway provided skip bins and collected 25 skip bins worth of construction waste, including two asbestos removal bins.

Cleanaway Branch Manager Bhavna Toural and Executive Assistant Sheree Giffin helped to coordinate our contribution, supported by Operations Supervisor Julie Smith who managed the bin requests, and skip drivers Dan Cumbers, Tony Armandi, Prashan Velautham and Damian Taylor.

“When we heard about Steph and Ollie, we knew we had to assist. Seeing the look on their faces when they saw their new home simply made our day,” said Damian Burton, Cleanaway General Manager, Solid Waste Services, WA.

In a reveal event organised by ‘A Current Affair’, Stephanie saw her new home for the first time and thanked the community for giving her a helping hand, “This is our dream home, it’s better than anything I could have imagined to give Ollie and I can’t wait to start our new life. Everyone has been so amazing and generous. It really gives you faith. I’m really excited for the future now and I haven’t felt that way in three years.”

Stephanie Stevens reacts to the reveal of her new home

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Cleanaway in the community

Cleanaway in the community

We look back at memorable community highlights and milestones in 2019.

Communities

August 8, 2019

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Cleanaway are committed to making a sustainable future possible for communities across Australia. We’re constantly engaging with our communities to find better ways to improve sustainability. From supporting local sporting groups to donating our resources to community events, and raising funds for local, regional and national charities, we focus our support in areas where we can make the greatest difference as a business.

Here are just a few highlights of our work with communities in the past year.

Education programs for schools
We conducted education sessions with primary, secondary and tertiary students across Australia where students learned about waste disposal best practices, recycling and the environmental impact of everyday actions.

Delivering school-based educational programs is part of our commitment to reduce the amount of waste going into landfill by helping communities learn from a young age to recycle correctly, deal with problematic waste types, and lead a more sustainable lifestyle.

 

Clean Up Australia Day
As the major national partner for Clean Up Australia Cleanaway teams all over Australia participated in clean ups with customers and in their local areas to collect and track litter.

Our month-long social media campaign to increase awareness for the impact of litter on our environment included a leading film, animations and a scavenger hunt. The message focused on the difference you can make as an individual and encouraged people to make a pledge to clean up. The campaign reached almost 350,000 people with strong engagement through video views, shares and reactions.

NAIDOC Perth sponsorship
Cleanaway celebrated the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through our sponsorship of NAIDOC Perth.

As Platinum Sponsor for a third year, we are proud to have been a part of NAIDOC Perth’s series of events including Miss NAIDOC Perth, the NAIDOC Perth Awards, the NAIDOC Perth Ball and the NAIDOC Perth Opening Ceremony.

 

National Recycling Week
Recognising that one of the biggest challenges for recycling is reducing contamination, we launched our biggest ever campaign to explain how to recycle correctly. We simplified the message down to five key items that go in the commingled recycling bin – cardboard, plastic containers, glass, steel and aluminium. The ‘Simply5 It’ campaign reached 500,000 impressions including a lead video that explained the dos and don’ts of recycling and a downloadable e-book for schools and workplaces.

Site excursions
We hosted students at Cleanaway sites for a behind-the-scenes look at what happens to waste post-collection. Recently, a group of Westbourne Grammar students visited the Melbourne Regional Landfill to learn about how we turn landfill gas into electricity for homes and our Altona recycling plant for a look at how materials are sorted for recycling.

Port Adelaide FC sponsorship
Cleanaway joined forces with the Port Adelaide Football Club with an exciting new venture supporting local football in South Australia. We helped kick off the football season at Adelaide Oval with support in the form of tickets and waste services.

Cleanaway’s Carbon Fund initiative
Our Carbon Fund initiative was launched in 2017 to support communities to implement carbon reduction solutions. Four schools were awarded the grant totalling $35,500, and have made significant improvements by installing solar panels, composting bins, proper waste sorting system and other sustainable initiatives contributing to their schools’ recycling rates.

MRL Community Benefit Fund
Cleanaway launched a $50,000 Community Benefit Fund, dedicated to developing sustainability projects that support environmental regeneration, recycling programs and community well-being around our Melbourne Regional Landfill site. To date, we have received project proposals that deliver social and environmental benefits from Caroline Springs, Deer Park and the surrounding community. We look forward to awarding $20,000 of the Fund in August.

City of Albany’s Sustainable Heroes
Cleanaway have been delivering waste and recycling services to the City of Albany since 2004. In 2019, we are proud to support the year-long Sustainable Heroes 2019 campaign on social media – aimed at empowering the community to make sustainable choices in their everyday lives.

Remagine 2019 sponsorship
Cleanaway sponsored Remagine 2019, an annual art competition organised by Hornsby Shire Council and Hornsby Art Society, where artists upcycle materials to promote the concept of reduce, reuse and recycle. Stephanie Powell, Jessica and Jim Harwood won the Cleanaway Resource Recovery Prize.

Sustainability workshop at UTS University of Technology Sydney
Our NSW Education Team held a sustainability workshop for the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Using beeswax beads, pieces of cotton fabric, rolls of baking paper and irons, the team showed students and faculty just how easy it was to make beeswax wrap, and how it is a simple and fun alternative to single-use plastic packaging.

James Cook University (JCU) waste health check
As part of our monthly waste tracking initiatives for JCU, Cleanaway conducted a waste health check on campus to help the university improve their recycling and sustainability goals. Led by Territory Sales Managers David Mccarron and Daniel McCall, the team successfully identified the need for a dedicated cardboard recycling bin and provided further initiatives to divert eligible containers to the in-campus container return scheme.

School packs for Indigenous children
Earlier this year, the NSW Cleanaway team supplied back-to-school packs containing pencils, rubbers, sharpeners, rulers, pens, exercise books and USB thumb drives for 100 Indigenous kids within the Maitland area to help them get started on the new school year.

Hair with a heart of gold
To help Mechanic Leading Hand Michael Fereday’s daughter, Mackenzie, raise funds for charity, we organised a donation drive at our Tullamarine depot in support of eight-year-old Mackenzie Fereday cutting off her locks and donating it to sick children through Variety’s Hair with Heart initiative.

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A sustainable future for refugees starts with recycling lessons

A sustainable future for refugees starts with recycling lessons

Communities - Partnerships

July 18, 2019

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Recently, Cleanaway teamed up with Murray Valley Sanctuary Group (MVSRG) to conduct a recycling education session for Congolese refugees residing in the Albury/Wodonga region.

Led by Asanki Fernando, the education team introduced participants to the three-bin recycling system by demonstrating how to use the organic, recycling and general waste bins, and providing instructions for what does and does not belong in each bin.

The team also explained how waste free meals and reusable products can decrease the amount of waste produced in everyday life.

It was an especially memorable occasion for Cleanaway’s own organic sorter, Albert Kotongo, as he had the opportunity to speak in front of his community to explain what happens to the organic waste that comes through the conveyor belt and the types of contamination he sees daily as part of his job.

Albert’s presentation was very well received as he was able to speak and explain in his native language of Swahili which all the attendees understood.

The session was organised by Murray Valley Sanctuary Group (MVSRG), which was formed in 2005 to assist refugees on humanitarian visas to settle in Albury/Wodonga. MVSRG provides support and advocacy, enabling new arrivals to achieve independence and integration. This is done fairly, respecting the dignity and privacy of those needing assistance. MVSRG aims to be “A Centre for Excellence in Refugee Settlement” in the Albury/Wodonga region.

Contact us to find out more about how Cleanaway’s waste education initiatives help make a sustainable future possible across Australia.