Trash delivers award treasure
- 28 September 2020 10:02AM
We're a skip bin company centralised in central Queensland, like around Rockhampton and Yeppoon.
So, we've been doing rubbish for over 30 years.
We get our waste from commercial businesses, a lot of domestic.
Basically, anyone that produces rubbish is our customer.
It is good to be able to help people, to actually help the community to help the environment.
It ticks all the boxes.
Rockhampton business Kanga Bins has expanded their workforce after winning the Central Queensland contract for the Queensland Government’s Container Refund Scheme.
With a motto of ‘Recycle, Reuse, Restore, Replenish’, Kanga Bins is committed to recycling and prides itself on helping the environment by reducing as much waste going to landfill as possible.
The business has embraced the opportunity to make a positive environmental impact while providing jobs for locals. They offer a supportive and diverse team culture that provides work for people with disability and varying levels of literacy, as well as long-term unemployed Queenslanders.
Kanga Bins boasts more than 10 sites – including Parkhurst, Yeppoon, Gladstone, Springsure – and employs 34 people from across Central Queensland and the Central Highlands. Providing an inclusive workplace, staff take pride in what they do and everyone enjoys working together as a team. Staff at Kanga Bins have also been supported to progress in their careers, from gaining relevant machinery licenses to stepping up into management roles.
The environmental benefits of Kanga Bins’ approach is clear, with about 40% of all waste the business collects avoiding landfill. Through the Container Refund Scheme, there has also been more than 20 million containers returned to its Central Queensland depots in less than six months.
Kanga Bins won the Minister’s Buy Queensland Award, Regional Category at the 2019 Buy Queensland Supplier Awards.
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