Instant Waste Management Joins Forces with ‘Matt & Kim to The Rescue’ to Support a Local Family
23 March 2017
Instant Waste Management recently supported our valued client Summit Homes in a local charity project which featured on the ‘Matt & Kim to The Rescue’ TV show. The programme entails Perth Block contestants Matt and Kim joining forces with local businesses and trades people to deliver life-changing renovations to worthy WA families in need.
Summit Homes were approached by ‘Matt & Kim to The Rescue’ who were looking to undertake a once-in-a-lifetime home renovation project for the inspiring Bates family of Waikiki. Amber and Russell Bates and their four children have endured a series of serious health issues and financial concerns, yet they remain ever optimistic and are always looking to give back to the community, in spite of their hardships.
Their youngest son Addison was born prematurely with oral dyspraxia, chronic lung disease and cerebral palsy and suffers ongoing medical complications, while two of their other children are on the autism spectrum. Father Russell has recently battled kidney cancer and his wife Amber home-schools their four children in what was once a 1950s beach shack.
With mounting medical bills, Amber and Russell could not afford to maintain their ramshackle home which was falling apart and full of asbestos, instead choosing to invest in their children.
Summit Homes were deeply moved by the story of the warm and loving Bates family and, being passionate about supporting the local community, they did not hesitate to get involved, with staff members generously giving up their time to help with the huge renovation project.
At Instant Waste Management, we take our corporate social responsibilities very seriously and are always eager to help out those in need. We also highly value our clients and are committed to doing our best for them, so when Summit Homes told us about the project, we jumped at the chance to come on board.
We supplied a total of 26 skip bins for the gut and refurbishment project and got our hands dirty attending site and managing the rubbish removal. We transported 26 skips’ full of rubbish to our depot, where we sorted through it to salvage any recyclable materials.
Our Material Recovery Facility in Bayswater plays an increasingly important role in reducing landfill and helps to maximise the value of recyclable material recovered. Equipped with over 500 meters of linked conveyor belts, this is where we process over 200,000 tonnes of construction and demolition (C&D) waste per year to help improve WA’s environmental credentials.
At Instant Waste Management, we are dedicated to raising awareness in the community about the importance of reducing landfill waste and extracting recyclable materials and our facility plays a crucial role towards achieving Western Australia’s waste reduction targets. With our advanced technology, expertise and operational techniques, we have created a cost-effective, environmentally beneficial waste management solution which is a key contributor towards the improvement of WA’s waste recovery performance. Matt visited the facility to see how we recycle the waste and showed interest in using some of our recycled waste materials on his next ‘Matt & Kim to The Rescue’ project.
The Bates family project lasted 4 days, transforming the dilapidated shack into a comfortable and modern family home and home school for the Bates Family.
The project required a lot of planning, hard work and muscle, but, along with 200 tradies and 70 other WA businesses, we had a great deal of fun along the way and there was a real sense of community spirit. It was a project we were immensely proud to be involved with and it was wonderful to see the transformation unfold for such a warm and deserving family.