J.J. Richards and Sons Pty Ltd (J.J. Richards) was established in 1932 and is the largest Australian owned waste management company in Australia. Our success over the last seventy-nine years has been built on a company ethic and corporate culture which places high value on integrity of service to all customers; public and employee safety and wellbeing; continual innovation; and care for the environment.
Today the company:
• employs over 1600 people,
• performs domestic garbage, recycling, sanitary and green waste services under contract for 40 local authorities (72 contracts) from Cloncurry to Melbourne (this equates to in excess of 1,600,000 domestic collections per week),
• performs a variety of solid, hazardous and liquid waste services for over 70,000 commercial customers Australia wide,
• employs specialist personnel in the areas of Transport Logistics; Environmental Management; Occupational Health and Safety; Driver Training; Technical Services; Environmental Education and Training; and, Integrated Management Systems
Over the years J.J.Richards has used its unique industry position to develop new business operations that complement and enhance its waste collection, enabling the company to provide its customers with integrated and innovative services.
J.J.Richards Engineering Pty Ltd designs and manufactures customised waste collection vehicles, industrial bins and compaction units to provide the most effective and efficient waste handling equipment for our customer needs.
The Centurion Transport Division has a fleet of tandem and triaxle vehicles capable of transporting a range of skips and compactor tanks varying in size from 24m to 66m. This system has the ability to service a large range of sites and can be used on unsealed roads. As the skips can be left on site for longer periods, customers are advantaged by a reduction in the number of waste services required and therefore a reduction in costs.
The importance of resource conservation and recovery is evident through the company’s partnership in the TiTree Bioenergy facility. The facility is situated on a former open cut coal mine near Ipswich in Queensland and uses specially designed landfill cells to rapidly decompose the waste to produce biogas. In addition to the important rehabilitation program being undertaken at Ti Tree and efficient, responsible management of waste, the site is now producing enough green electricity to power more than 10,000 households. Wholly owned North End Recycling on the Gold Coast and the purpose built Stapylton Recovery Centre provides resource recovery and processing options to the construction and demolition and commercial and industrial sectors.
Regwaste Australia (a division of J.J.Richards) offers specialised clinical and related waste transport, treatment and disposal services to over 700 customers. Independent consulting division, EnviroCom Australia provides specialist environmental education, training and research services to government and businesses. Personnel are qualified environmental practitioners with experience in the diverse disciplines of science, social interaction, training, teaching and communications.
J.J.Richards recognises the importance of its people and the value that attracting and retaining talented and dedicated employees has to the company. The introduction of structured management and leadership training; graduate trainee manager programs; the award winning ‘school to work’ and ‘women at the wheel’ programs are all testament to the company’s commitment to its staff and its future.
For further details of the many services and programs offered by J.J.Richards and Sons - www.jjrichards.com.au