Cleanaway Waste Warrior Challenge winners celebrated at The Wave 2019

Cleanaway Waste Warrior Challenge winners celebrated at The Wave 2019

Cleanaway sponsors the Cleanaway Waste Warrior Challenge, an art competition where students compete to create the most imaginative art piece from common litter items found on their school grounds.

Partnerships

November 18, 2019

Highlights

“Our partnership with Tangalooma EcoMarines demonstrates Cleanaway’s continuous involvement in communities we operate in, and we’ll continue to participate in initiatives that advocate increased recycling and litter prevention.” - Cleanaway Head of Development and Joint Ventures Neil Perry.

Highlights

“Our partnership with Tangalooma EcoMarines demonstrates Cleanaway’s continuous involvement in communities we operate in, and we’ll continue to participate in initiatives that advocate increased recycling and litter prevention.” - Cleanaway Head of Development and Joint Ventures Neil Perry.

With their recycled art project ‘Strawgull’, created from a Slurpee cup, ice cream spoon, plastic rings and discarded straws from around their school and the beach, students from the Grace Lutheran Primary School won hearts, minds and the Cleanaway Waste Warrior Challenge at The Wave 2019.

“Strawgull will keep educating our community about how straws are affecting bird life as he has a very long life span ahead of him, probably about 200 years until his straw feathers start to break down. Our hope is that Strawgull will change the way people think about their straw use.” wrote the Grace Lutheran Primary School students in their winning submission.


Pictured: Grace Lutheran Primary School’ with their winning submission – ‘Strawgull’

Cleanaway Head of Development and Joint Ventures Neil Perry, Education Coordinator Elli Webb and Business Development Manager, Municipal Tamara Hinchey were on hand at The Wave 2019 to cheer on the winners and the incredible efforts of the schools that participated. Cleanaway have been proud sponsors of the EcoMarines program since 2017, supporting students to learn about and take action to combat land and water pollution at a local level.


Pictured: Cleanaway’s Neil Perry with Tangalooma EcoMarines Ambassadors

“We’re proud to partner with EcoMarines on this great community school-based education and recycling litter prevention event,” said Neil Perry.

“It demonstrates Cleanaway’s continuous involvement in communities we operate in, and we’ll continue to participate in initiatives that advocate increased recycling and litter prevention. Amazing work and well done to all EcoMarines ambassadors!”

The Wave is the end-of-year celebration of all the environmental achievements of participating EcoMarines schools. Government representatives, sponsors, partners, teachers, parents, and students leave the event encouraged to do more to protect Southeast Queensland’s land and waterways.

This year’s event started with Ngugi Elder Uncle Bob Anderson leading a Welcome to Country ceremony followed by speeches by Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef Leeanne Enoch as well as the Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts.

Guests were then treated to an inspirational morning filled with videos and presentations by EcoMarines’ student ambassadors.

Pictured: Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef Leeanne Enoch surrounded by EcoMarines ambassadors

 

Amazing participation for the Cleanaway Waste Warriors Challenge

Runner up winner of the Cleanaway Waste Warrior Challenge, Hilder Road State School’s ‘Trash Travels’ collage highlighted the beauty of Moreton Bay and the threat posed by plastic waste on marine life.

In addition to their ‘No-Wrapper Python’, EcoMarines Ambassadors from Payne Road State School also took part in waste audits and a Nude Food event to reduce usage of single-use plastic food packaging.

Raceview State School EcoMarines Ambassadors submitted a majestic humpback whale artwork crafted from used chip packets collected around the school to highlight the importance of preserving Moreton Bay as the migration site of humpback whales along the eastern coastlines of Australia.

Routine waste audits helped Tamborine Mountain State School EcoMarines Ambassadors single out chip packets as the main culprits behind the community’s waste problem. They created a scarecrow made from 325 chip packets and other recycled materials found around the school.

Brisbane Boys’ College collected plastic rubbish and waste plastic from home and school to create a plastic coral reef for their entry entitled “Plastic is Rubbish.”

 

About the Cleanaway Waste Warrior Challenge
Tangalooma EcoMarines is a not-for-profit organisation based in Brisbane. It has been another successful year for EcoMarines as the program continues to grow with 40 primary and 9 secondary schools participating.

Cleanaway sponsors prizes for the Cleanaway Waste Warrior Challenge, an art competition where students compete to create the most imaginative art piece from common litter items found on their school grounds. The goal is to reduce waste and raise awareness about key litter items found in schools.

Contact us to learn more about how we make a sustainable future possible through our school programs for communities across Australia.

Why real-time data is the DNA of a world-class container deposit network

Why real-time data is the DNA of a world-class container deposit network

Responsive collections and servicing, uninterrupted community access and proactive issues management driven by TOMRA Cleanaway’s data-first approach to Return and Earn.

Partnerships

October 23, 2019

Highlights

The RVMs are easy to use and see a lot of traffic, which means regular clearances to prevent downtime. This is achieved through a sophisticated live data network provided through TOMRA Connect, that allows us to monitor bin levels, averaging 97.5% uptime for access.

Highlights

The RVMs are easy to use and see a lot of traffic, which means regular clearances to prevent downtime. This is achieved through a sophisticated live data network provided through TOMRA Connect, that allows us to monitor bin levels, averaging 97.5% uptime for access.

The New South Wales Container Deposit Scheme, Return and Earn, recently collected over 2.5 billion eligible drink containers. As Network Operator to the Scheme, TOMRA Cleanaway uses real-time data to ensure uninterrupted access to return points and seamless collections, backed by state-of-the-art sorting and processing infrastructure.

Reverse Vending Machines (RVMs) are the backbone of Return and Earn. RVMs are available 7 days a week, between 7am to 10pm, in most instances. RVMs represent nearly half of the collection points available and account for a staggering 80% of all bottles and containers returned.

Their popularity and ease-of-use mean that RVMs see a lot of traffic, which requires regular clearances to prevent downtime. This is achieved through a sophisticated live data network provided through TOMRA Connect, that allows us to monitor bin levels, averaging 97.5% uptime for access.

How real-time data makes a difference

Real-time data provided by TOMRA Cleanaway enables:

Optimised collections and routing

At its very simplest, the live data collection feed provided through the TOMRA Connect system allows TOMRA Cleanaway to monitor the RVMs for potential capacity and technical issues, reducing machine downtime. This allows us to be proactive, performing an average of 2,200 clearances daily for 325 RVMs located across NSW, backed by a fleet of over 200 trucks.

Strategic return point locations

The data provided by the same network also helps identify collection point opportunities. Locations with high individual bulk drop-offs may be candidates for Automated Depots, while locations with high foot traffic may benefit from additional RVMs or collection points in the vicinity. This allows NSW State Government to offer citizens of NSW a world-class container deposit scheme with high levels of access backed by solid, reliable data.

Boomerang Alliance notes that the NSW Government’s approach to working directly with the Network Operator (TOMRA Cleanaway) has resulted in better than expected coverage, with 1 collection point for every 11,000 people, as opposed to QLD’s minimum of 1 per 20,000.

Convenience and ease-of-use

The live data feed is also connected to the Return and Earn website and myTOMRA App via an API, which helps consumers find the nearest available collection point and access live availability. An intuitive interface displays the chosen RVM’s status in real time, whether it’s open, almost full, or outside operational hours. In terms of receiving their refunds at an RVM, consumers can choose a retail cash voucher, a digital e-voucher, a PayPal transfer or donate their earnings to a specific charity, supporting their favourite charity while recycling.

Reporting transparency and efficiency

The data on the containers collected allows the Scheme Coordinator for Return and Earn, Exchange for Change, to verify that the containers being collected are genuine and covered under the Container Deposit Scheme as soon as a container is put through an RVM, enabling NSW to be the single jurisdiction with a container deposit scheme that has real-time active fraud prevention.

This data collection has also allowed the NSW EPA and National Litter Index to attribute the rates of eligible drinks containers found in litter to a 57% drop within eighteen months of Return and Earn’s implementation.

At Waste Expo 2019 in Victoria, James Dorney, CEO of TOMRA Cleanaway will provide an overview of the key achievements of the Scheme, and opportunities for further improvement as the second anniversary approaches.

Waste Expo is the largest free to attend conference and exhibition for the waste management and wastewater treatment industries bringing together over 4,000 customers and suppliers from around Australia and beyond.

Join James and other TOMRA and Cleanaway experts:
23-24 October 2019
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

For more information about Return and Earn, visit NSW EPA’s Return and Earn site and social channels:
Facebook: @returnandearn (https://www.facebook.com/ReturnandEarn/)
Instagram: @returnandearnnsw
Twitter: @NSWGovCDS
Website: returnandearn.org.au

Contact us to learn more about how we make a sustainable future possible through our partnerships with government, industry and communities across Australia.

Partnering with Isaac and Central Highlands Regional Council for a sustainable future

Partnering with Isaac and Central Highlands Regional Council for a sustainable future

We’re excited to be working with Isaac and Central Highlands Regional Councils to make a sustainable future possible for residents across the region.

Our Services - Partnerships

October 7, 2019

Highlights

The new contract for waste services is expected to save councils between $200,000 and $350,000 each year while employing the local community.

Highlights

The new contract for waste services is expected to save councils between $200,000 and $350,000 each year while employing the local community.

Cleanaway will provide Isaac and Central Highlands Regional Councils with sustainable management services in a contract that will see almost 5 million residential wheelie bin pickups each year. Our brand new fleet includes five new waste and recycling trucks that are expected to do more than 150,000 km each year which is equivalent to travelling around the world four times over.


Cleanaway’s kerbside collection trucks rolled out across the Isaac region.

The new contract for waste services is expected to save councils between $200,000 and $350,000 each year while employing the local community.


Isaac Regional Council Acting Mayor Kelly Vea Vea with the Cleanaway team

At a media event to launch the new waste services, Isaac Regional Council Acting Mayor Kelly Vea Vea said, “Cleanaway has made a fundamental commitment to ensure the company keeps jobs local as a top priority. We look forward to the service Cleanaway will provide to our region for the next seven years.”


Isaac Regional Council Acting Mayor Kelly Vea Vea in the driver’s seat with Cleanaway Branch Manager Matthew Walsh.

Cleanaway General Manager for Northern Australia, Brad Gornall said, “I’m pleased that we’re investing in the local community by providing local employment, and using local suppliers, and that through our custom built Cleanaview on-board management system, we’re able to provide council with more accurate data and a clearer view of service levels across the life of the contract.”


Central Highlands Council Mayor Kerry Hayes with the Cleanaway team and council representatives

Residents can expect improved services and schedules in St Lawrence, Greenhill, Ilbilbie, Carmila, Clairview, Nebo and Glenden with the introduction of a new dual-purpose truck. There will be no changes to collections schedules in Clermont, Dysart, Middlemount and Moranbah.


Central Highlands Council Mayor Kerry Hayes with Cleanaway GM (Northern Australia) Brad Gornall.

Contact us to find out more about how we help councils across Australia make a sustainable future possible.

 

 

Cleanaway partners with Southern Downs Regional Council for sustainable waste management services

Cleanaway partners with Southern Downs Regional Council for sustainable waste management services

On 1 October, Cleanaway commenced a new contract with Southern Downs Regional Council

Our Services - Partnerships

October 1, 2019

Highlights

More than 700,000 general waste and recycling bins are expected to be collected in the region each year.

Highlights

More than 700,000 general waste and recycling bins are expected to be collected in the region each year.

Cleanaway recently attended a media event with Southern Downs Mayor Tracy Dobie and the council’s waste services team to launch our new seven-year partnership with Southern Downs Regional Council.

Pictured: Southern Downs Mayor Tracy Dobie with representatives from Cleanaway and council

On 1 October, Cleanaway started providing residents with sustainable waste management services, supported by a new waste and recycling collection fleet including three general waste trucks, two recyclable side lifts, a front lift, a hook lift and a bin delivery truck and fitted with the award-winning in-cabin data and services management technology, Cleanaview.

Pictured: Southern Downs Mayor Tracy Dobie at the driver’s seat of our collections truck

More than 700,000 general waste and recycling bins are expected to be collected in the region each year.

We also announced a $5,000 donation from Cleanaway to the GIVIT partnership with Council to assist the community to recover through these difficult periods of drought and bush fires.

Pictured: Southern Downs Mayor Tracy Dobie receiving a donation for GIVIT from Cleanaway

Contact us to learn more about how we make a sustainable future possible with our partnerships with councils and communities.

Victorian delegation visits TOMRA Cleanaway in Sydney

Victorian delegation visits TOMRA Cleanaway in Sydney

Representatives from across Victoria visit NSW’s Eastern Creek Collection and Counting Centre to learn more about NSW's Container Deposit Scheme (CDS)

Partnerships

September 17, 2019

Highlights

The delegation was guided by TOMRA Cleanaway’s leadership team, James Dorney, David Hill, Vesna Davidovic and Michelle Mandl-Keating

Highlights

The delegation was guided by TOMRA Cleanaway’s leadership team, James Dorney, David Hill, Vesna Davidovic and Michelle Mandl-Keating

On September 13, 12 representatives from Sustainability Victoria, the Victorian Waste Management Association, various councils and waste and resource recovery groups visited NSW’s Eastern Creek Collection and Counting Centre to learn more about NSW’s Container Deposit Scheme (CDS), Return and Earn.

Pictured: The delegation at Cleanaway’s Eastern Creek Container Sorting Facility

The delegation was guided by TOMRA Cleanaway’s leadership team, James Dorney, David Hill, Vesna Davidovic and Michelle Mandl-Keating, along with significant support from David Clancy and Alex Hatherly from Cleanaway NSW, and Markus Fraval, David Hanrahan and Brent Murray from TOMRA Collections Solutions Australia.

The delegation spent a day touring NSW’s CDS collections network including various Return and Earn deposit points to learn how TOMRA Cleanaway supports the scheme.

Pictured: Jordan Springs Reverse Vending Machine (RVM)

The day’s activities concluded with a Q&A over dinner, whilst hearing presentations from significant NSW CDS stakeholders. These included representatives from the NSW Department of Planning Industry and Environment, CDS Division Director, Baharak Sahebekhtiari and Manager Programs and Strategic Relationships, Rhonda Hobson.

Vinnies NSW, Executive Officer – Wollongong & Parramatta, Peter Quarmby, who is responsible for leading the Vinnies NSW strategic network development with TOMRA Cleanaway, also presented along with Jo Taranto, Director and Co-Founder of eco-social movement Good for the Hood.

Pictured: April Williams, Senior Sustainability Officer from City of Monash tests a Reverse Vending Machine (RVM)

The delegation displayed significant support for the implementation of a container deposit scheme in Victoria and left with a firmer understanding of the opportunity available to design a network that enables a consistent, efficient and convenient citizen experience.

Contact us to learn more about how we make a sustainable future possible through our partnerships with government and industry.

NSW’s Return and Earn scheme a ‘raging success’ for recycling

NSW’s Return and Earn scheme a ‘raging success’ for recycling

NSW’s Return and Earn scheme has set the benchmark for collaborative action towards positive recycling outcomes

Partnerships

September 3, 2019

Highlights

“The survey showed that more than half of NSW residents are using the scheme which in turn demonstrates how easy access to drop-off points and a well-planned network of collections and recovery infrastructure are critical to the success of any recycling system.” James Dorney, CEO TOMRA Cleanaway

Highlights

“The survey showed that more than half of NSW residents are using the scheme which in turn demonstrates how easy access to drop-off points and a well-planned network of collections and recovery infrastructure are critical to the success of any recycling system.” James Dorney, CEO TOMRA Cleanaway

According to a recent survey by Return and Earn, eight out of 10 people are satisfied with NSW’s container deposit scheme (CDS) and over two-thirds believe that it contributes towards positive, long-term recycling outcomes for the state.

Top line results from Return and Earn’s June 2019 consumer research revealed:

  • 55% of the NSW population have used Return and Earn, up from 48% in December 2018
  • 78% believe that the scheme will benefit the environment
  • 85% support the scheme and 80% are satisfied

James Dorney, CEO TOMRA Cleanaway applauded the NSW community for their role in the scheme’s success: “The success of the scheme is a testament to the incredible efforts of the NSW community who in July, returned and earned more than two billion containers in just 19 months since the scheme began.”

“The survey showed that more than half of NSW residents are using the scheme which in turn demonstrates how easy access to drop-off points and a well-planned network of collections and recovery infrastructure are critical to the success of any recycling system.”

According to David Clancy, Cleanaway’s General Manager for Solid Waste, the scheme exceeded expectations by taking a year to reach one billion containers and just seven months for the second billion. David estimates that Return and Earn is likely to hit the three billion mark before the end of 2019, accounting for almost half of all beverage containers sold in the state.

“Container deposit, or refund schemes incentivise customers to return their drink containers to collection points in exchange for a refund. They are a perfect example of delivering on the triple bottom line of sustainability – there’s less litter in the environment, refunds can be used to benefit local community groups, associations and charities, and finally recycled containers become a part of the circular economy, extending the use of existing materials while reducing reliance on natural resources.” said David.

 

Collections and recovery network critical to CDS success

Return and Earn has a network of 645 return points across NSW including reverse vending machines, automated depots and over the counter sites. As the network operator for the scheme, TOMRA Cleanaway was formed in 2017 to deliver the collection and processing infrastructure to support the NSW EPA’s vision for effective and sustainable recycling.

Cleanaway’s collections and processing network includes:

  • more than 200 trucks and drivers
  • more than 3,000 clearances on a peak servicing day
  • more than 2,200 clearances on Sundays
  • 214 metro over the counter sites serviced by 150 truck runs per week
  • 65 regional over the counter sites serviced by 40 shipping container deliveries per week

Containers collected are sent to Cleanaway’s Eastern Creek Container Sorting Facility where 22 staff work seven days a week to process the recyclables.

100% of the material going through Eastern Creek is sent to reputable recyclers for further processing. Depending on the markets for recyclable commodities, up to 75% of all materials received are sold domestically which feeds into the local recycling economy.

 

Collaborative action for positive recycling outcomes

NSW Minister for Energy and Environment Matt Kean in his response to Parliament said that NSW is looking into a 20-year waste strategy to find cheaper, cleaner and better ways to manage waste. The Minister called out CDS as a prime example of how a circular economy can be achieved with the right infrastructure and partnership between government and industry.

“The Government understands its important role in using the power of its procurement to achieve the objective of creating a circular economy and will include that in its 20‑year waste strategy. It also means enabling industry to extract value from the waste stream by supporting the building of infrastructure and creating markets through the circular economy.” said the Minister.

“It is not acceptable for the industry to create new products and claim it is recycling when that leads to more adverse recycling outcomes. This is in stark contrast to the container deposit scheme, which, I believe, sets the benchmark as to how government, industry and the community can work together to achieve great waste outcomes. The CDS is a raging success.”

South Australia set up the first container deposit scheme in Australia more than four decades ago, followed by the Northern Territory in 2012, New South Wales in 2017 and Queensland and the ACT in 2018. Western Australia’s scheme is due to launch in June 2020 and Tasmania have committed to implement the scheme by 2022.

Read more about what it takes to deliver a world-class container deposit collections network in this article.

For more information about Return and Earn, visit NSW EPA’s Return and Earn site.

Contact us to learn more about how we make a sustainable future possible through our partnerships with government and industry.

Closing NAIDOC Week at the NAIDOC Perth Ball 2019

Closing NAIDOC Week at the NAIDOC Perth Ball 2019

We recently attended NAIDOC Perth Ball 2019 - the culmination to a month of festivities honouring NAIDOC Week

Partnerships

July 31, 2019

Highlights

"A number of staff from the office assisted with the ticketing at the beginning of the event which was a lot of fun. It was great to meet and speak to all those attending." Sheree Giffin Executive Assistant to Damian Burton

Tags: NAIDOC Week
Highlights

"A number of staff from the office assisted with the ticketing at the beginning of the event which was a lot of fun. It was great to meet and speak to all those attending." Sheree Giffin Executive Assistant to Damian Burton

The NAIDOC Perth Ball is the finale to NAIDOC Week in Perth. As Platinum Sponsors of NAIDOC Perth for a third-year in a row, Cleanaway were proud to be a part of the event to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

NAIDOC Ball

The NAIDOC Perth Ball was held at the Grand Ballroom at Crown Perth Burswood on 13 July 2019 and brought together NAIDOC members, sponsors, and supporters.

NAIDOC Damian Burton

The Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs Ken Wyatt kicked off the event with a speech followed by NAIDOC Perth committee members. General Manager Solid Waste Services WA, Damian Burton also represented Cleanaway as Platinum Sponsor in his speech to honour the occasion.

The evening was filled with outstanding performances that included Indigenous dancers, the presentation of Beau, Belle, Lady and Gentleman of the Ball, comedy performances, band performances and a disc jockey set to end the night on a high note.

The Cleanaway team in WA was out in full force to support the event, with a number of staff assisting with ticketing at the beginning of the event.

Cleanaway representatives in attendance included Executive Assistant to the General Manager Sheree Giffin, Commercial Finance Manager Anne McMillan, Administrator Renee Van Den Bussch, State Municipal Manager Daniel Le Provost, Head of HR Services Kelly Rothwell, Site Supervisor Tammy O’Connor, Recruitment Coordinator Sarah Costello and Customer Service and Administration Manager Racine Ogborne.

Congratulations to NAIDOC Perth for a successful month of events honouring the contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to Australia’s culture.

For more information about NAIDOC visit www.naidoc.org.au or www.naidocperth.org.au.

Find out more about Cleanaway’s commitment to making a sustainable future possible for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in our Reconciliation Action Plan.

A sustainable future for refugees starts with recycling lessons

A sustainable future for refugees starts with recycling lessons

Communities - Partnerships

July 18, 2019

Highlights

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.

Working together for a shared future at NAIDOC Perth Opening Ceremony 2019

Working together for a shared future at NAIDOC Perth Opening Ceremony 2019

Partnerships

July 9, 2019

Highlights

This NAIDOC Week, Cleanaway celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through our partnership with NAIDOC Perth.

As Platinum Sponsor for a third year in a row, we are proud to be a part of NAIDOC Perth’s series of events including Miss NAIDOC Perth, the NAIDOC Perth Awards, the upcoming NAIDOC Perth Ball and the recently concluded NAIDOC Perth Opening Ceremony. Our support includes contributing time, commitment and energy to the events held throughout the week.

sand circle naidoc

The Opening Ceremony marked the start of NAIDOC Week celebrations in Perth and was held on 7 July at the Supreme Court Gardens.

The event started with a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony by the Whadjuk Noongar Elders and showcased local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, performers and dancers throughout the day.

naidoc performers

There were also activities and performances for children, a free sausage sizzle, community stalls and even a Youth Fashion presentation.

naidoc children performers

The Cleanaway team were out in full force to support the event and included Cleanaway General Manager Solid Waste Services WA Damian Burton, Executive Assistant Sheree Giffin, Customer Master Data Administator Leanne Weston, Business Development Manager Julia Noakes, Branch Manager Bhavna Tourl, State Municipal Manager Daniel Le Provost, Education Officer Lisa Mansfield and Head of HR Services Kelly Rothwell – who contributed their time and effort towards making the event a success.

Pictured from left to right: Cleanaway Head of HR Services Kelly Rothwell, State Municipal Manager Daniel Le Provost, Education Officer Lisa Mansfield

Kelly was honoured to lend her support to the event and said, “It is a privilege to support NAIDOC Perth as a team and sponsor. In line with this year’s theme – Voice, Treaty, Truth, let’s work together for a shared future – we are working together to celebrate the heritage and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders while continuing our commitment to Reconciliation.

Pictured: Cleanaway tent with recycling quiz and kids colouring area

cleanaway bins at naidoc

Pictured: The sun setting on the NAIDOC Perth Opening Ceremony and on some of our Cleanaway bins

The theme for this year’s NAIDOC Week, “Voice. Treaty. Truth.” are the three key elements to the reforms set out in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and represent the unified position of First Nations Australians.

For more information about NAIDOC Week visit www.naidoc.org.au or for NAIDOC events in Perth visit www.naidocperth.org.au.

Find out more about Cleanaway’s commitment to making a sustainable future possible for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in our Reconciliation Action Plan.