A commitment to closing the loop on waste – that’s what the winners at the 2017 Waste Authority of WA Infinity Awards came together to celebrate last Thursday.
Among them were members of the City of Stirling, Waste and Fleet Manager Andrew Murphy and Compliance and Service Development Coordinator Judy Scott, who accepted the Local Government category award alongside Workpower’s very own Executive Manager Peter May. The City of Stirling has developed a strong partnership with Workpower who manage the Balcatta Recycling Centre (BRC).
Aside from achieving great waste outcomes Workpower also strives to increase the employment of people with disability at BRC and these efforts were rewarded just last month with the partnership taking out the prestigious Lighthouse Award for our disability employment efforts.
From left to right: Stirling Waste Management Coordinator Keith Rickman, Waste Officer Anna Budde, Workpower Executive Manager Peter May, Compliance and Service Development Coordinator Judy Scott, and Waste and Fleet Manager Andrew Murphy.
The Infinity Awards celebrates individuals, business, local, regional, and state government and community organisations that show commitment to reducing waste and promoting recycling and reuse.
It’s a marriage made in heaven between the Waste Authority’s strategic objectives, the City of Stirling’s goals, and Workpower’s own values and devotion to the triple bottom line: especially our commitment to environmental sustainability.
The BRC provides a free and environmentally friendly alternative to dumping your unwanted items at landfill. Our self-sufficient social enterprise provides employment and opportunity for people with disability and sees over 16,000 visitors every month.
Our re-saleable goods area boasts of a wide range of stock including household goods, electrical appliances, gardening equipment, and landscaping items. We also recycle stock and can safely dispose of hazardous wastes for you.
Congratulations again to the City of Stirling and the BRC for their continual commitment to sustainability and a greener future.
Drop by the BRC today for a cup of coffee and great bargain!