Our response to COVID-19
We work with local Councils and communities to:
Keep waste out of landfill
Create stable and meaningful jobs for people experiencing barriers to work
Engage and connect people in the communities in which we work
For almost 30 years Resource Recovery Australia has been showing through doing. 
We safely and cost-effectively manage waste, meeting customer needs, in a way that transforms lives as well as waste. 
Our outcomes in job creation, waste reduction and community engagement are all underpinned by operational excellence.
Our work has meant architect-designed spaces, community gardens, repair and up-cycling at waste facilities. 
We prioritise jobs-rich reuse where dollars fund wages rather than landfill fees.
A certified social enterprise by Social Traders
Registered with Vendor Panel
Registered with Local Government Sustainable Choice.
Last year we helped keep over 40,000 tonnes of waste out of landfill and employed 92 people, 75% of whom joined us when experiencing barriers to employment


Matt Curtis
General Manager
Matt joined RRA as an entry level trainee in 2005. He’d been unemployed for 12 months. 
“I had a numeracy and literacy deficit and I slipped through the cracks at school so I left in Year 9. At 25 I didn’t have a set career path; it was day by day and whatever I could do to put a roof over my family’s head. 
“If it wasn’t for RRA I would have been in the welfare system. We change people’s lives for the better. We create opportunities and develop our staff.” 
Matt worked as a shift supervisor, leading hand, supervisor and area manager in RRA before he became General Manager in 2019.
He has extensive experience in all aspects of waste operations from safety to driving machinery, site design and set up, financial controls, contracts and community development.
Ally Glendenning
Deputy General Manager
Ally is our “Queen of reuse shops”. She combines a passion for repurposing with a creative flair, and has a background in retail and interior design as well as the waste industry.   
Ally is in high demand setting up reuse shops across Australia for RRA and our consulting partners – her vision for how a reuse shop should look, feel and operate is becoming a benchmark. 
She designs sites to inspire local communities,  make the most of available space, and ensure maximum waste diversion.


RRA’s national team including Matt and Ally are available for consulting services across Australia. 

Community Resources: jobs that care for people and planet
Resource Recovery Australia is part of Community Resources, a national not-for-profit that specialises in social enterprise. Community Resources creates jobs that care for people and planet, keeps waste out of landfill, grows and distributes fair food, and provides community service to those who need it most.
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