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W Indigenous: Caring for Country and our community

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Our vision and leadership team

The W Indigenous acknowledges the connection of people, land and communities in the areas in which we work. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and future. W Indigenous is a majority owned Indigenous business, its aim to be a successful, efficient operation in the Waste & Recycling sector, focusing on sustainability and caring for Country, while providing career opportunities through direct employment and other small to medium Indigenous Businesses.
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Rohan Tobler-Williams

Yidinji, Wakka Wakka people & connection to Dharawal Country

Rohan is a key figure in many Indigenous business communities, leading multiple programs including the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, as the General Manager of Enterprises and six years at the AES as the National Commercial Business Development Manager. He has been selected as one of Australia’s Top 11 Emerging Leaders. Rohan is extremely passionate about Indigenous business and the opportunity it creates for Indigenous people.

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Michael O’Loughlin

Kaurna, Ngarrindjeri & Narungga People

Michael holds Sydney Swans Hall of Fame and AFL Hall of Fame status, and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Sydney Swans. Away from football, Michael is the co-founder of the GO Foundation and a Director on the Board of the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy. Along with many community-based programs over the last 20 years, Michael is also the Managing Director and Owner of ARA Indigenous Services, one of Australia’s largest Indigenous businesses.

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Dean Wanless

Owner of Wanless group of organisations

For over three decades, Dean has been at the forefront of Australia’s recycling industry. As staff and managers under Dean’s tutelage will attest, his enthusiasm for the waste management and recycling industry is contagious, and his ability to move into new regions and markets is well documented. Dean owns and operates Wanless, which is a fully integrated national waste management and recycling enterprise.

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Commercial in confidence

OUR APPROACH Your strategic partner to achieving sustainability
Businesses large and small are looking to reduce the amount of waste they generate. Achieving Zero Waste, or at least a step towards it, is a popular business objective among Australian businesses of all sizes and types. The W Indigenous team are experts in all aspects of waste collection and recycling. It is part of our mission to help you achieve an ethical, economical and efficient solution to your waste management. Our long- standing commitment to industry best practice is evidenced by our operations. Throughout our 60- plus- years history in commercial and domestic waste collection, the recovery of recyclable material, transportation and disposal, W Indigenous has always considered itself to be a forward thinking, strategic partner to its many clients.
OUR FACILITIES Cutting edge facilities across Australia
We are always improving our existing facilities with the latest technologies while expanding to develop new site locations. Because of our extensive network we can offer state-of the-art sorting facilities which improve our recycling capabilities. Our multiple site locations also benefit our customers with quick turnaround times as well as wider community and environment benefits, such as less fuel emissions because our truck movements are shorter.


Nsw facilities

Kemps Creek Artarmon Botany Smithfield

Qld facilities
Oxley Banjo Ipswich Toowoomba
Bulk waste bin

Dandenong Caulfield

W Indigenous also operates in all other capital cities in Australia, including the ACT. The waste management network is a collaborative system. Should this situation change, we are in the unique position to be totally self-reliant due to having these three key facilities.

Create real transformation with W Indigenous’s refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle waste management plan


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We recover various ferrous and non-ferrous metals through our process, which are sent to a local recycler to be processed into new metal products

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We recover cardboard which is re-baled and delivered to the Botany processing facility to be made into new corrugated box products

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All recyclable timber is sorted and chipped onsite and is transferred to a local recycling facility for use as garden mulch.

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We sort heavy materials like concrete which can be sent to a recycling facility where its put through a crushing and screening process to be made into new road base.

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Clean, uncontaminated soil is accepted and screened to remove aggregates to be re-used in local industry or as landfill cover in our own facility.

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We separate aggregates to be sent locally for recycling where they are recycled to produce high grade road base and other aggregates for civil construction and infrastructure projects.