Talking Trash

There’s been a lot of trash talk around the NACC office lately, as the Team geared up to launch the highly anticipated Waste Free on Wheels trailer.

And after several months in construction it is finally time to get the wheels rolling on this fantastic initiative.

On behalf of NACC I am are very excited to be able to announce that the Waste Free on Wheels trailer is now available for hire. This asset is a great opportunity for community groups to reduce event waste, reduce environmental impact of events and improve sustainability.

The Waste Free on Wheels trailer idea started as the brain child of NACC staff who had spotted a similar concept in New Zealand. With support from a Waste Authority Community Grant which focused on increasing the uptake of recycling in the Greater Geraldton area – where kerbside recycling is not yet available- , the Waste Free on Wheels concept took shape.

The trailer itself is designed to be utilised for public events – with the aim of reducing the waste footprint of events, by reducing the need for disposable cups, plates and cutlery.

The trailer is equipped with its own hot water system and water tanks making it fully self-contained and enables cutlery and crockery to be washed and either reused at the same event or stowed for future use.

Development of the trailer would not have been possible without the generous support of a number of organisations including:

  • WA Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development (formally Department of Fisheries) who donated the trailer;
  • Geraldton Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank for their financial support of the project;
  • Midwest Port Authority staff who completed a lot of the installation and fabrication works to get the trailer operational;
  • State Natural Resource Management Program for their financial support of the project;
  • National Landcare Program for their financial support of the project;
  • Midwest Disaster Relief who donated plates and cutlery and ;
  • Apex Club of Geraldton volunteers who contributed considerable volunteer hours.

Although the trailer has been set up with a great deal of support from people in and around Geraldton, the trailer will be available for events throughout the whole of the Northern Agricultural Region.

So in the coming months, be sure to keep an eye out for the Waste Free on Wheels trailer at community events near you.

If you are interested in hiring the trailer for your next event, please contact the NACC office and speak with our Administration Officer Ella Neethling between 9.30am-2.30pm weekdays.

 

Warm wishes and Remember #ReduceReuseRecycle

Katherine Allen

NACC General Manager

2 comments

So what exactly is it? A van with plates and cutlery you wash up?
And you hire this van from you?

Caraline,

Thanks for your query. The van has cups, mugs, plates, cutlery, a washing up kit and a hot water system, plus chairs and a marquee. It is great for community events to reduce to waste. You can hire all this from NACC, just email us at [email protected].

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