What We Really Do~

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1. We provide an online recyclables networking portal for the Cairns Region

Do you have something you want recycled? You have several options, just click ~:-)

- Cairns Region Recycle Places

- Cairns Tablelands Freecycle

- Recycle Right and Transfer Station details of CRC

- Checkout our Wishlist and “Callout” posts on FB (Reuse and Recycle, Cairns Inc.)

- Call us if you can’t find the option you are looking for m: 0449 252 438

2. We help resource others with recyclables

- Sustain: Kraft n Art Supplies (TM) (FB) and non-FB presence in development ^_^

- We are open to negotiating a trade/barter with local crafters n artists

- We may be able to help you to source materials for your next project

- Visual Arts departments of highschools, as well as kindys, youth program coordinators etc can benefit


3. We facilitate Recyclables and Sustainability Ed workshops across FNQ

- Sustain: Krafty Recycling Parties/Workshops (TM) (scaled fees) we go to you, or you can Skype in!

- Free and scaled fees for Festival presence

- Free video ed resources are in development

- Perfect for kindys, schools, clubs, youth, respite and rehabilitation programs; or a fun addition to a social function


4. We can help You! to set up a home-based biz, using recyclables (anywhere in Oz ~:-)

- Scaled fees, trade/barter options (e.g., 10-20% commission to RRC Inc)

- We provide mentoring for Admin, Bookkeeping, online and offline Marketing as well as Data Collection and Analysis


5. We deliver community work services in the Cairns Region

- Free secondhand and other recyclables to low income households/other social service providers

- Work-for-the-Dole Project Management design, implementation and evaluation (scaled fees)

- Grant research/writing support (scaled fees)

- Trade/Barter provided face-to-face Job Seeker Support, or visit our FB page, @Cairns Jobs and Seekers


Reuse and Recycle, Cairns Inc. is 100% self-funded thru Community Support (You!!!!!)

- The Store, Kraft n Art Stall, “I know someone who’d like that…” (Rusty’s on a Sunday)

- Secondhand Goods Sale, Books, DVDs and CDs Sale (albums on our FB page; other online options in development)

- Commissions from small-biz setups

- Monetary donations


~Volunteer With Us~

As an RRC Inc. Volunteer you gain access to resources, mentors, work experience (with a Reference!),
and you get first dibs for paid work that suits your skills and experience

Are you a Social Science student looking for a Prac Placement?
Char Paul (CEO) may be able to be your Task Supervisor.

Newsletter and Membership Packages in development.


Recycle Culture is About Collaboration: Council and RRC

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Had a productive meeting with Cr. Richie Bates of Cairns Regional Council this morning, who is Council’s Water and Waste Committee Chair.

Cr. Bates emphasised that one of the Committee’s goals is to better enable Community to take up Recycling Culture.

Agenda and Outcomes

* Can the new Ed. Officer touch base with us monthly re. Waste and Water Dept.?

- Meeting with team being setup

* Can we touch base with the Ed. Officer weekly to answer community questions about Which Bin?
(with RRC providing a weekly prize for community question contributions)?

- As per meeting tba

* Can RRC be added to the email list of those being updated about developments?

- As per meeting tba

* Is recycling capped at 10, 000 tonnes for this budget? As per article

- Is being checked

NB. This may be due to capacity of the Materials Recovery facility (MRF; murph)
http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/14367/BaselineReport.pdf (p. 13)

* Are Ed. Materials Design and Production being put up for Tender?

- Is being checked

NB. RRC hopes to pitch for the Tender, if there is one, if we feel we can meet the criteria.

* Can Council take over on our Google Maps page, as it’s a critical resource for community?
Or can Council put it to Tender?

NB.  Currently I field 15-20 questions a week about Where to Recycle What. This is not sustainable and the resource is ‘clunky’ at mo.

- Email website link, will be discussed at next meeting tba

* Can Council re-consider Mr. Craig Bates (Ostara) original idea to set up DES/WfD programs at the Transfer Station and Buy Back Shop?

- ‘Not a bad idea”; as per meeting tba

NB. such programs would enable Council to recover more recyclables –> re-coop more costs of running the facilities
+ enable employment and or job skilling of participants.

Whilst RRC does not want to be part of running of such programs, we do want to implement our successful Work for the Dole (WfD) model, which provided counseling, job search aid (inc. computer literacy, interview prep, and opportunities to create their own income), emergency relief referrals, a food bank, life skills support and advocacy for participants with regards to Centrelink and Job Search Agency obligations.

We would be open to part monetary compensation and part payment-in-kind by way of recyclables (which we can then use for our fundraising or to barter for other services, which would enable our sustainable delivery of services.



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