Meet Katarina Canadic, woman behind the wheels

Katarina is one of our people leading the way for women in waste as a Cleanaway truck driver collecting recyclables from NSW's container deposit scheme

Our People

September 4, 2019

Highlights

"I've always seen myself driving trucks (especially) as my dad and brother are truck drivers as well. I was given an opportunity from a friend, I took the opportunity and have just loved it ever since."

Highlights

"I've always seen myself driving trucks (especially) as my dad and brother are truck drivers as well. I was given an opportunity from a friend, I took the opportunity and have just loved it ever since."

Meet Katarina Canadic, Cleanaway rear-lift truck driver who is helping make a sustainable future possible in NSW. Kat does her rounds collecting recyclables for NSW’s container deposit scheme (CDS). We caught up with Kat at the end of her shift to find out what it’s like being part of our operations team.

What attracted you to Cleanaway?

When I was younger, I’ve always seen myself driving trucks (especially) as my dad and brother are truck drivers as well. I was given an opportunity from a friend, I took the opportunity and have just loved it ever since.

 

How did your background experience lead you to Cleanaway?

In my previous job I was a truck driver, I drove small trucks but I’ve always wanted to drive the bigger trucks. My friend had an opportunity to work with Cleanaway and led me on the path to drive bigger trucks.

 

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I enjoy the driving as I want to drive bigger trucks in the future. I enjoy the people I work with, the supervisors are great and very caring.

 

How do you feel being part of the CDS team?

I’m very happy and proud to work for the CDS scheme as we’re helping the environment.

 

What does equality mean to you in our depot?

Coming to work and being treated as the others, not being treated differently because you’re a female.

 

Would you recommend the job to others?

I have recommended (the job) to a few of my family members and friends. Everyone wants a job here as it’s good pay, a good company to work for and (it’s) very comfortable when you come in to work.

 

What does the value of ‘Home Safe’ mean to you?

Home Safe to me means coming to work safe, working in a safe environment and going home safe in one piece. Cleanaway always provides me with a safe environment.

 

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