Quiet achiever, Bailey, is doing his bit for the environment!
The State Government’s Containers for Change program launched on 1st of October 2020 has provided 20-year-old Bailey, not only the chance to work two days a week, but also to feel proud that he is contributing to making a difference to the environment.
Bailey, who is supported by Identitywa and lives in one of their shared living houses with his housemates, started a his new job at his local recycling depot located in Midvale in August when they were getting ready for the launch.
He works under the guidance of site supervisor, Ivan.
“Bailey’s job at the moment is to welcome people who are dropping off their bottles and cans and then to help sort the items before they are taken by truck to the recycling plant,” explains Ivan.
“We can take up to 9,000 items per day so it can be pretty busy here,” said Ivan. “Our best day was 31,000!”
Bailey says his favourite thing about working at the depot is that he is helping to recycle the cans and the plastic and glass bottles.
“I really like helping,” said Bailey. “I have made lots of friends here too.”
Media contact: Michelle Ebbs
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Identitywa, one of WA’s largest agencies supporting people with disability and their families. Registered NDIS provider.
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