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Recycling Rates Break New Records In Australia

Recycling rates in Australia have broken new records. A report has shown that 64.2% of post-consumer packaging has been recycled in 2013, a big improvement from the baseline of 39% established in 2003.  In the 2013 Annual Report by the Australian Packaging Covenant, a voluntary organisation committed to reducing the environmental impacts of packaging, it was found that the recycling rate for recovered fibre packaging has also increased to a new record high of 78%.  Glass is the most improved performer when it comes to recycling, with a massive increase to 128% in recycling tonnes since 2003.  Plastics are recycled at the rate of 73% and paper/cardboard at 70%.

Commenting on the data, Vanio Calgaro, General Manager, APC, said: “The positive data coming from the report is further evidence that the current approach to increasing recycling and reducing litter is working. These results show that Australians are doing the right thing and that recycling has become a way of life. We hope to build on this great work in working towards our target of a 70% recycling rate by 2015”. Bringing government, industry and community groups together to find ways to address packaging sustainability issues, the Australian Packaging Covenant (APC) has worked tirelessly to reduce litter, increase recycling and encourage business to design more sustainable packaging.

Kartaway support all recycling efforts in business and the community.  Supplying skips and bins to the public and corporations, Kartaway maintain a policy of recycling waste collected, wherever a facility exists to re-use or reycle the material.  They also operate public Recycling Depots in Campbelltown, Adelaide and East Brunswick, Melbourne.

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Waste Management Company Creates a Culture of Service and Reliability

Service, integrity and reliability are values all customers desire. Kartaway, leaders in waste management services, incorporate a culture of service and reliability into their organization. All staff work to the company’s C.L.E.A.R. policy:

“Our Values provide our staff with a platform to make the best decisions for our clients, the environment and the Company”

  • Commitment: We will all take responsibility for performing our role in servicing our clients, community and environment and challenge ourselves to do our best.
  • Legacy: Our business has evolved over 120 years and whilst we focus upon the present we continue to plan for the future.
  • Ethics: Honesty, Integrity and Moral Fortitude are the foundations of our success.
  • Alignment: We will support each other in our roles and create an environment of teamwork to foster loyalty.
  • Reliability: Our service will be consistent and we will strive to outperform expectations.

Creating a culture of service, responsibility and reliability within the company has resulted in an outstanding level of service to customers.  Calls are answered courteously and customers are provided with information and advice on the most suitable waste management services for their organizational needs or, in the case of a householder, the best sized skip or bin for their rubbish removal requirements. Bins are delivered and picked up on time and will be scheduled to fit in with an organization’s daily routine.

Once an organization becomes an account customer they have an Account Manager, who is on hand to offer advice and solve any waste management problems. This same level of service is extended to the public Recycling Depots in Melbourne and Adelaide, which are clean and easy to access with friendly staff providing help to customers.

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Waste Management Experts, Kartaway, Add Junior Rear Lift Truck to Melbourne Fleet

Kartaway recently announced the addition of the Hino 300 series truck, capable of servicing most medium to high density dwellings, to its Melbourne fleet.

With a rise in medium to high density housing within inner Metropolitan Melbourne providers of waste management services have run into difficulties providing effective waste collection services.  Unable to access the bin rooms/areas due to restricted access and underground car parks many Waste Management Providers could only offer a reduced level of service. In order to guarantee a continuation of service quality to their Melbourne customers, Kartaway have introduced the newest member of its fleet, a new Hino 300 series truck, which has been affectionately dubbed “Junior”.

Mark Whelan, Director of National Operations at Kartaway said  “It was evident that we needed a solution to allow us to continue delivering the best and most efficient possible service to our Melbourne customers. Having noted the Australian Bureau of Statistics findings that in 2010-2011 medium to high density dwellings accounted for over 90% of new building approvals in Inner Melbourne alone, and over 30% of Greater Metropolitan Melbourne we knew we had to act.”

Junior has a greatly reduced turning circle and, due to its dimensions, is able to service most underground car  parks*.  As well as accessibility to bin rooms in tight areas, Junior also offers a number of benefits including a reduction in excessive street noise caused by curb-side tipping and improved curb appeal, as bins can be collected from underground car parks rather than curbs.

Kartaway has operated for over 120 years and is a leader in the Waste Management and Recycling Industry. The company services Commercial, Residential and Constructions sectors through its Open Top and Rear Lift bin divisions. Call 1300 132 132 to talk about Junior with an Account Manager.

* For underground car parks with a maximum entry height of 2.05 metres.

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Tyre Stockpiling Fire Linked to Accused Murderer

Another fire caused by tyre stockpiling is linked to an accused murderer, Ron Medich.  The Sydney Morning Herald reported on November 18th that the fire almost gutted a tyre dump in Sydney’s west and the company Carbon Polymers, part owned by Ron Medich, faces expulsion from the site. In New South Wales alone there have been 256 blazes over the past five years linked to tyres.

The issue of fires caused by tyres has concerned industry associations and the recent removal of tyre storage from Queensland’s Department of Environment Environmentally Relevant Activities (ERAs) in the Environmental Protection Regulation has been further cause for concern.  The Environment Protection Authority is working with environment group Boomerang Alliance to reduce the number of toxic fires involving tyres.

Kartaway collect used tyres in Melbourne, Adelaide, Queensland and ensure that the tyres are then sent to bona fide recyclers. Unfortunately, a criminal element has crept into the market, offering cheap disposal of tyres.  The unsuspecting customer is told the tyres are being stored temporarily but the used tyres are being stored in facilities not purpose built to offset the risk of long lasting “oil fires” generated by waste tyres. Unfortunately, most of these rogue operators do not recycle or dispose of the tyres responsibly and stockpiling has re-emerged.  When disposing of tyres customers should be asking how and where the tyres are being disposed of.  Kartaway customers can rest assured their tyres will be safely recycled.   CEO of the Australian Council of Recycling, Grant Musgrove in his submission to the Department of Environment has stated “It is important that regulations are in place to ensure operators that charge customers to collect tyres for recycling do actually recycle or dispose of the tyres without negative impacts on the environment and to human health.” He advises that the environmental costs of these fires is high – waterways, soil and the air are all affected adversely, also posing a risk to human health.

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Waste Management Company Provides Excellent Service to Newly Confident Builders

With the federal election over Australian businesses are more confident. Master builders are looking to an upturn in building and the small to medium builders are ready to go. With the help of the First Home Owners Grant available for building or purchasing a brand new home,designed to  stimulate building, and the current low interest rates building is bound to increase.

Building sites require management of the waste generated. Builders look to an efficient, reliable and flexible waste management company to make their job that much easier. A rubbish removal service that can be scheduled to do pick-ups and drop-offs to fit in with the builder’s timetable, sort waste and recycle most waste collected is a definite plus for any building site.  A company that can also manage multi sites for a builder is even better.  Kartaway is one such company.

Operating in most states of Australia, Kartaway provides an efficient waste management service to builders, businesses, factories, body corporate and shopping centres.  The Canberra Branch have recently added Googong, Jacka, Moncrief and Tralee to the many suburbs they service with excellent rubbish removal, recycling and full waste management programs. Also servicing regional areas, the Canberra Branch can deliver skips and bins to   –

  •   Bungendore
  •   Royalla
  •   Murrumbateman
  •   Sutton / Gundaroo
  •   Wamboin

Ready to provide a range of services from a small skip for a home clean up to large walk in bins for large building sites and full waste management plans for factories and shopping centres you can rely on Kartaway. Their pricing is competitive and their customer service is excellent.  Call to discuss your waste management needs with an Account Manager on 1300 362 362.

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Flexible Commercial Waste Management Solutions

Whether you have a Restaurant, Body Corporate or Shopping Centre waste management is an issue. Kartaway can manage your waste stream effectively and efficiently with a range of wheelie bins and rear lift trucks. Rear lift trucks can deliver and pick up in places where accessibility is limited, and their noise level is greatly reduced. Front lift trucks are used for the larger size wheelie bins.

With a strong commitment to environmentally sound practices Kartaway recycles
most waste collected in wheelie bins. With our own transfer stations dedicated to a high level of recycling with green star certification, we take caring for the environment seriously. By recycling bottles, cardboard, paper, plastics, garden waste, and glass large volumes of waste are diverted away from landfill.

Space Saving Solutions

When the volume of waste outstrips your space, we have the solution – The Kartaway Compactor Unit. We offer a totally managed service, with empty bins replacing full bins at changeover. We do daily to weekly pickups – to suit your requirements. We understand your needs and work closely with you to provide a waste management programme that is efficient, reliable and cost effective with minimum disruption. The CP50 Compactor Unit & Bin dimensions are 4383mmL x 1390mmH. If a larger Compactor Unit is required we can custom design a unit to suit your needs.

We design industry specific programmes for specific waste removal and there are no delays with real time communication and response. We also design customised recycling programmes.

Customised Support

Australian owned and operated and with over 100 year’s experience in the industry we are uniquely positioned to support the maintenance management of body corporates, shopping centres, schools and food courts, to name a few. Our current, late model fleet are radio/GPS controlled to ensure prompt delivery and pick up. The area around your bin is cleaned at pick up and replacement bins are clean and deodorised. Our pickups are timed to suit your operations.

Efficient Loading

We assist you with the most cost effective and practical way to load your waste. Use one of the methods below, or we can design a customised loading system to suit your needs.

Side Lifter
For transfer from 240 litre plastic bins. An hydraulic side lifter automatically lifts and empties each bin

Dock Download
For simple unloading of hand trolleys

Hand Loading
Loose or bagged rubbish can be placed straight into the bin

Chute Feed
For locations with a number of rubbish sources, such as multi-storey buildings

Kartaway are leaders in the waste management industry, we focus on your business needs, the environment and the future. We service Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. For a complete analysis and expert advice call 1300 362 362 to arrange an onsite visit.

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