Recycling brings new start


Pictured above: Mai-Wel’s newest employees Ronan and Wade


Mai-Wel was recently successful in their tender to service 71 of Southern Cross Recycling’s (SCR) clothing bins (Recycling Banks) located across The Hunter, Port Stephens, Lake Macquarie and Newcastle areas.

Mai-Wel’s new business affiliation with SCR has had a positive impact across multiple areas of Working Life at Mai-Wel.

The extra work has created the opportunity for Mai-Wel to employ two more supported employees, Ranon Holstein and Wade Wall, who have commenced working in The Enterprise Centre every Monday and Friday.

“Over the past two years Ranon and Wade have been accessing Mai-Wel’s youth services at Get Started in preparation for their transition from school to working life, so it has been really rewarding being able to offer them employment at Mai-Wel”, said Enterprise Centre Facilitater, Narelle Muir.

Working alongside their support workers, Ranon and Wade consolidate the material collected from the SCR Recycling Banks before packaging into shipping containers at The Enterprise Centre. So far, three containers have been filled with a combined total of 57,710 kilos of recyclable material!

“When you do business with Mai-Wel, you have the potential to make a difference to the lives of a broad range of people with a disability, and our work with SCR is a great example of this,” said Mai-Wel CEO, Pennie Kearney.


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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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