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Most Things Can Be Recycled And Kartaway Leads The Way

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
  • metal
  • cardboard
  • timber
  •  batteries
  • electronic waste
  •  dirt
  •  brick
  • concrete
  •  asphalt

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.

bottle house

 

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.

silo house

To recycle your items look no further than Kartaway, call 1300 362 362  to order a skip or bin or visit their Recycling Depots.

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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 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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Kartaway Introduces Front Lift Factory Bins to Australia

Kartaway proudly announces the introduction of the durable front lift
factory bin to its large range of bins. The factory bins are available in three sizes:

  •  1.5m3
  •  3.0m3
  •  4.5m3

The range has been designed to suit small factories with the 1.5m3 bin and larger factories with the 3.0m3 or 4.5m3 bins, depending on the amount of waste being collected.  The bins can be fitted with castors for easy manoeuvrability around the factory and all are fitted with plastic lids and locks for security, ensuring only authorised personnel can fill the bins. Ideal for off cuts, plastics, strapping, timber and food waste the factory bins are highly versatile and the front loader allows for easy pick up and drop off, particularly in tight spaces.

 As leaders in waste management services Kartaway offer efficient service, reasonable pricing and excellent customer service, as well as 30 day credit terms and a dedicated Account Manager to all account customers.  A Kartaway Account Manager will benefit your organisation by developing an efficient waste management program. Pick ups and deliveries will be timed to suit your business operations, scheduled to a daily, weekl y or  fortnightly cycle.  Kartaway do not have hidden costs and are leaders in recycling. http://www.kartaway.com.au/index.html

With their own public Recycling Depots  located in Brunwick East, Melbourne and Campbelltown, Adelaide Kartaway are dedicated to diverting as much waste as possible from landfill. Recycling paper and cardboard, fluorescent tubes, green waste, liquid waste, metal, pallets and computers as well as many other items the Depots are open 7 days a week.

Call Kartaway on 1300 362 362 to discuss your organisation’s waste program with an experienced, dedicated Account Manager.

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Imagine Using a Pin Number To Remove Waste

The City of Sydney are seriously considering using PIN numbers for rubbish disposal for residents in a cluttered cul-de-sac in Royston Street, Darlinghurst. The situation has become so bad that a novel approach to rubbish removal and recycling was urgently needed. The City of Sydney came up with a unique idea – chutes leading down to an underground collection point. Five 1100 litre bins for general waste and recycling would be at the end of the chutes and a scissor lift would be used to bring the bins up to street level for collection. Residents would use PINs to access the chutes.

According to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald this is included in the City of Sydney Draft Waste Policy and came about because the street had become an eyesore. Lacking space in the front of the older style apartment buildings to store their wheelie bins the residents had taken to leaving them in the middle of the traffic island in the centre of the cul-de-sac. Then came recycling bins, adding to the clutter, then illegal dumpers began to leave their rubbish, along came the rats and cockroaches and the whole situation was out of control. The project is estimated to cost $85,000

Kartaway has solved similar problems for their corporate customers.  In Melbourne and Sydney Kartaway Account Managers have developed customised waste management programs to overcome challenging situations.  One example was at a multi-level corporate building in the heart of Melbourne. With wheelie bins cluttering the loading dock deliveries to the building were being compromised.  The solution Kartaway were able to offer was to install two of their CP50 compactor units, one for general waste and one for cardboard recycling.
Kartaway Compactor Unit from rear  As the units only require a small amount of space they were able to be located in another area that had been underutilised.  The compactor units compact the waste down resulting in a more efficient waste management program with fewer pick-ups required than for wheelie bins.  The loading dock was now freed up for it’s original purpose, the building’s deliveries.

Kartaway are able to customise novel waste management solutions to suit organisations’ unique situations. Call 1300 362 362 to speak to an Account Manager about a customised waste management program to suit your waste needs.

SMH article at : http://www.smh.com.au/environment/pinprotected-bins-how-city-will-clean-up-eyesore-20130721-2qch7.html#ixzz2ZkDOr0YP

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Like Kartaway Facebook Pages for a Free Skip in Melbourne, Adelaide or Qld

Kartaway are giving away skips!  Simply like their Facebook site in your city to win a skip if you are one of the first 400 likes.  Like Kartaway Melbourne Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kartaway-Melbourne/486255654757757 and you will be in the running to win a free 2.5m skip bin. Like Kartaway Adelaide Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kartaway-Adelaide/140764899442024  and you will be eligible to win a free 3m skip bin or like Kartaway Queensland Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kartaway-Queensland/117789101753492
and you will be in the running to win a free 3m skip bin in either Brisbane, the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast, depending where you live.

If you live in Melbourne or Adelaide Kartaway will reycle most of the waste they collect at their Recycle Depots at 32 Kirkdale Rd, East Brunswick, Melbourne and Virginia Rd, Newton, Campbelltown, Adelaide. Their Depots are open to the public 7 days a week, affordable, clean and accessible.

A 2m skip or 3m skip bin will be perfect for a clean up at home or for getting rid of old materials from your renovation.  Builders and Landscapers will find the size great for a clean-up at the end of a job.  You can dispose of those items you can’t put in the recycling bin at home, like concrete, old white goods, bricks, green waste, old car parts and excess soil and clay. Renovators can get rid of their old tiles, timber, sheet iron and old bathroom fittings.

Skips and bins are great because you can use them when you need to get rid of of your rubbish, not when council holds a collection day and also you can get dispose of a lot of things that council simply won’t take.  Kartaway are very efficient, they drop of the skip or bin when you order it and pick it up when you let them know it’s full.  It’s as simple as that.

Call 1300 362 362 to order a bin to suit your job and remember to like the Kartaway Facebook page in your city.

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The People at Kartaway Waste Management Group

The Whelan family have a long involvement in the industry and bring their expertise to the table, get to know more about them in the short profiles below:

Tony Whelan
Non-Executive Director, Chairman

Tony Whelan commenced at Whelan the Wrecker in 1956, becoming a Director of the Company and Director in charge of demolition operations in Melbourne until 1980.

In 1977, Tony commenced the Kartaway Rubbish Removal Group, as a part of Whelan the Wrecker, overseeing the expansion into Mornington Peninsula (1982) and South East Queensland (1985).

Tony went on to become the first Chairman and Managing Director of the newly formed Whelan Kartaway Pty Ltd on 1 September 1987.

During the 1990s, Tony Whelan was, for many years, the Chairman of the Bin Group – a subcommittee of the Victorian Waste Management Association (VWMA) – and was awarded life membership of the VWMA in 2002.

James Whelan
Managing Director

James commenced working with Kartaway in 1989 in operations and general administration. In 1996 he was appointed a Director and General Manager and in 2001 he accepted the role of Managing Director of Kartaway.

James has been an Executive Member of the Victorian Waste Management Association (VWMA) since 2001 and was President of this industry association from 2007-2010.

In 2010, James was elected in an Executive position for Waste Contractors and Recycling Association of Queensland (WCRA Qld) and has held the position since this time.

Together with his brother, Mark, James continues to grow Kartaway within the waste management sector.

Mark Whelan
Director National Operations

Mark commenced with Kartaway in January 1997 as Supervisor of the Brunswick Waste Transfer Station. Four years later, in 2001, Mark moved to Head Office following his appointment as National Operations Manager.

Mark’s formal qualifications in the environmental and waste sectors, coupled with practical experience across industry tiers gives him a wide network of consultants. This along with a hands on working knowledge of all aspects of Kartaway’s business has enabled him to develop Kartaway’s profile throughout Australia.

Mark was appointed as a Director of Kartaway in September 2002 and continues in this role today.

Our next blog will tell you more about the whelan women at Kartaway.

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