Waste management company Cleanaway has been awarded a 10-year collection contract to New South Wales’ mid north coastal region of Kempsey Shire.
The Macleay Argus reported the Council’s contract, which comes into effect on July 1st, will see the company establish a local base in the Macleay valley, including a new truck depot and customer service call centre.
According to council, the new business will benefit a number of other local businesses, including Scotts Hydraulics, C&G Electrics, Randalls Business Equipment and Beaurepaires.
Cleanaway’s fleet of garbage trucks will be serviced by local business, Mavin Truck Centre in South Kempsey.
Dean Mavin, dealer principle at Mavin Truck Centre, said the service agreement with Cleanaway to provide maintenance, servicing and urgent repairs would allow the business to look at taking on new employees and training up staff.
“This contract has provided the business confidence to look at possible expansion, an opportunity to upskill our existing team, and a chance to take on new apprentices,” Mr Mavin said.
“We’re thrilled to play an important role in servicing the garbage trucks to minimise downtime and disruption, and keep our local waste management services running smoothly.”
Council’s general manager, David Rawlings, said Cleanaway was also looking to establish a call centre in Kempsey before the start of the new waste contract.
He said the calls centre would be staffed by Macleay locals who will take the pressure off of council’s call centre.
Michael Biagi, NSW regional manager of Cleanaway, said the company is committed to working with the local communities in which it operates.