New waste contract provides boost for local businesses

Media release - 27 February 2017

The new waste contract for Kempsey Shire Council, which comes into effect on 1 July 2017, will bring with it a boost for the local business community.

The 10-year waste collection contract was awarded to Cleanaway, and will see the company establish a local base in the Macleay including a new truck depot and customer service call centre.

The benefits flow over to a number of local businesses who will be engaged by Cleanaway as part of the contract, including Scotts Hydraulics, C&G Electrics, Randalls Business Equipment and Beaurepaires.

Servicing of Cleanaway’s fleet of garbage trucks will be carried out by award-winning local business, Mavin Truck Centre in South Kempsey.

Dean Mavin, Dealer Principal 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.

“This call centre will be staffed by locals who will be trained up to handle waste and bin enquiries. This will help take the pressure off Council’s own customer service call centre,” Mr Rawlings said.

Michael Biagi, NSW Regional Manager of Cleanaway, said the future-focused company is committed to working with the local communities in which it operates.

“Our focus is not only helping communities such as the Macleay Valley to achieve waste reduction, recycling and composting goals, but also to provide benefits to the local businesses wherever we can,” Mr Biagi said.

Dean Mavin in the Mavin Truck Centre workshopDean Mavin, Dealer Principal at Mavin Truck Centre in South Kempsey will be servicing Cleanaway’s fleet of garbage trucks