Building skills and breaking records at Mai-Wel Enterprises


It’s been far from a slow start to 2018 at Mai-Wel Enterprises.

It’s been far from a slow start to 2018 at Mai-Wel Enterprises with a 64% increase in unwanted clothing collected in January bringing a need for increased pick-up services and new training opportunities for supported employees. 

Daily, the Mai-Wel Enterprises Recycling Solutions team are contracted to collect donated clothing from collection bins located across the Hunter. The donations are returned to Mai-Wel Enterprises for sorting and consolidating.

With increased demand for collections at established locations and the installation of four new bins in Tuggerah, the team’s collection rounds have increased to twice daily.

To keep up with demand, three supported employees Robert Lewis, Wade Wall and Mark Cools, have been given the opportunity to obtain their forklift license to assist with the movement of additional collection bags at the workplace. The men will complete the training through their NDIS plan with assistance from support staff.

Manager of Mai-Wel Enterprises, Tony Heard, said the increase from 38,000kg to 62,000kg is a win-win for the business and staff. 

“The dedication and hard work of our supported employees has been highlighted with the recent demand for our services, and we look forward to continuing to provide quality services for our business partners and achieving the vocational goals of our supported employees.”

Pictured above: Mark Bowden, Mark Wooderson and Mark Cools of Mai-Wel
Enterprises have been working hard to keep up with the demand for recycling services. 

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The Mai-Wel Group is one of the larger Disability Service Providers in the Lower Hunter Region, providing services and programs to more than 800 clients across nine Local Government Areas.

The Mai-Wel Group employs more than 170 local support and administrative staff in addition to 110 local supported employees. The ethos of The Mai-Wel Group carries throughout the organisation from management and staff, and on to clients.

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