Australians have become used to recycling, with most now regularly recycling newspapers, bottles, cans and cardboard packaging. But not everyone realises that most things are able to be recycled. Some rather bizarre items are being recycled, for example dentures and chewing gum! A not for profit organisation in Japan found a great way to fundraise by reclaiming metals like gold and silver from discarded dentures. The proceeds are donated to Unicef. An airport in England collects used chewing gum, sending it off for recycling into tyres, toys and other products. Kartaway are dedicated to diverting waste from landfill, recycling most of the waste they receive. Their public Recycling Depots in Melbourne and Adelaide will receive and recycle the following waste:
- green waste
- electronic waste
Some amazing examples of re-using materials can be found in some of the houses people have built around the world from recycled materials. A retired upholsterer, John Milkovisch, built a house entirely from beer cans in the U.S. and Édouard T. Arsenault built a house out of 25,000 recycled bottles in Canada.
Some more conservative structures have been built recently in the Netherlands and Utah, USA entirely from recycled materials. Two Architects from the Netherlands set about building their home from materials discovered in the area, they found recycled steel from an old textile mill which they used for the framework and some old cable reels provided the wood to complete the façade. In Utah a surprisingly modern and gorgeous home has been constructed from two disused silos.
To recycle your items look no further than Kartaway, call 1300 362 362 to order a skip or bin or visit their Recycling Depots.
That welcoming voice on the end of the phone when you call the Kartaway office in Adelaide to order a skip or bin or to discuss your waste management needs will be one of the friendly team ready to help you sort out your rubbish removal requirements.
Our Operations/Fleet Controller, Con Katsikeros is one of those friendly voices, delivering outstanding customer service, he knows the Kartaway products and services ‘inside and out’. Commencing at Kartaway in 2006, he has an intimate understanding of the waste management industry and is resourceful and responsive to customers’ enquiries and needs. He directs and schedules the fleet operations to ensure a smooth, timely
and efficient delivery and pick-up of skips and bins to our customers. He is esteemed by his colleagues and peers, valued by Kartaway Management and customers truly appreciate his excellent and reliable service.
Con is ably supported by Isaac Elliott, General Administrative Clerk, who is also at times the helpful voice on the phone answering customer’s queries and taking skip and bin bookings. Bright and efficient his friendly, outgoing and personable manner is a delight and has endeared him to his colleagues and customers alike. A customer service professional and tech savvy, he brings a strong background in customer service to the Adelaide branch, having worked for two years at AV Jennings as a Customer Service Officer for both Victoria and South Australia. He joined the Kartaway Adelaide office in February this year and has proved himself an asset to the team.
Friendly Customer Service at Kartaway extends beyond the office to the Transfer Station at Campbelltown. Quenton Hogg, newly appointed to the Site Supervisor role greets customers with a friendly smile and cheery disposition. With a depth of industry knowledge and a focus on safety Quenton has completed numerous safety courses, construction inductions and has various tickets and accreditations. He is an efficient team leader and enjoys providing top level customer service to customers visiting the site.
If in Adelaide you need to keep it secure or safe you can now use Kartaway temporary fencing. The best solution for the temporary enclosure of building sites, pools, sporting grounds or boundary fencing. If you are running events and require crowd control barriers strong, reliable temporary fencing is ideal. Kartaway have added temporary fencing to their services in Adelaide through Kartaway Temp Fence Pty. Ltd. (a division of the Kartaway Group of Companies) situated at 1/65 Stephens Ave, Torrensville.
With over 100 years’ experience servicing the building industry as specialists in waste removal Kartaway have developed a strong service culture. Providing strong and reliable fencing, excellent service and support Kartaway temporary fencing will give you peace of mind. Servicing all areas of Adelaide – to order call 1300 362 362.