Not-for-profit social enterprise Resource Recovery Australia (RRA) has partnered with local family business JR Richards & Sons to provide recycling and reuse services to MidCoast Council and its residents under a new contract for the next 10 years.
"The new partnership means less waste to landfill, better environmental outcomes and jobs that are good for the environment," RRA general manager Matt Curtis said
"The partnership shows MidCoast Council's genuine commitment to local jobs, reuse and recycling; keeping waste out of landfill," Mr Curtis said.
"We are proud to continue our work with MidCoast Council.
"Both RRA and JR Richards & Sons started in Tuncurry, meaning this is a real, local success story.
"The contract provides certainty for local, green jobs for the next decade."
Greg Turner from JR Richards and Sons said: "We are excited to be partnering with Resource Recovery Australia, supporting local, social enterprise and waste diversion."
As part of the new contract, RRA will rebrand its shops, retiring the old "tip shop" name to be reuse shops under the brand Reviva.
The new partnership means less waste to landfill, better environmental outcomes and jobs that are good for the environment.Matt Curtis
MidCoast Reviva area manager, Russell Ping said Reviva reuse shops have become known for high quality second-hand goods and innovative reuse ideas across Australia.
"Our Reviva shops at Tuncurry, Taree, Bulahdelah and Tea Gardens will showcase a new level of reuse, repurpose and community engagement.
"They will allow Mid Coast residents to do their part for the environment while supporting local employment and training opportunities."
For more information and operating hours, visit www.resourcerecovery.org.au
RRA is a national social enterprise that works in waste management to keep waste out of landfill, create jobs for people experiencing barriers to work and connect with people in our communities. RRA operates in NSW, QLD and the ACT across eight regions.