JR Richards & Sons signs up for Adopt-a-Road Program

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JR Richards & Sons signs up for Adopt-a-Road Program

Posted on: 14.05.2018

JR Richards & Sons does a lot more than just provide Wollondilly Shire residents with an award-winning kerbside waste and recycling service. They now maintain the cleanliness of Bridge Street, Picton with a regular clean up service at no cost to ratepayers.

JR Richards Management stated, “As a company we pride ourselves on being a part of the communities we operate in, and so we are more than happy to assist with this initiative.”

“We have built a modern environmentally friendly depot here in Bridge Street, and our company culture is to see the area we operate in is clean and tidy.”

“By extending this to our street of operations, the whole area presents well. We are happy to help.”

Wollondilly Mayor Judith Hannan said, “This is a terrific initiative from JR Richards and we would like to see more businesses follow their lead.”

“We have a beautiful Shire, and whilst it is a shame to see people act irresponsibly and throw litter from their cars, or rubbish escaping from unsecured loads, it is wonderful to see companies like JR Richards doing their bit to help tidy up.”

She added, “Council understands that roadside litter does not reflect well on our community. Council is happy to receive any help that we are offered to clean it up.”

Council’s Manager Environmental Outcomes, Alex Stengl noted, “Bridge Street was once amongst the most litter spoiled roads in the Shire - not anymore. It is now regularly cleaned of the litter thrown from people’s cars.”

“If any companies would like to join Council in its war on litter and adopt a road, we are more than happy to speak with them,” she said.

For those companies who do become a part of the Adopt-A-Road Program, Council will erect signs advising passing traffic of which company has adopted the road and are keeping it clean.

To find out more about Council’s Adopt-A-Road Program, interested companies can contact Council’s Sustainability Coordinator, Mandy Marino on 4677 1100.


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Picture: Council’s Team Leader Waste Management Dan Meehan, Mayor Judith Hannan, Manager Environmental Outcomes Alex Stengl, and  JR Richards Operations Supervisor Adrian Cleymans