“Bondi” or “Boondi” is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘water breaking over rocks or noise of water breaking over rocks’. On 9 June 1882, Bondi Beach officially became a public place of gathering. On 6 February 1938 five people drowned and over 250 people were rescued or resuscitated after a series of large waves struck the beach and pulled people back into the sea, a day that became known as “Black Sunday”.
Bondi Beach was a working-class suburb throughout most of the twentieth century with migrant people from New Zealand comprising the majority of the local population. Following World War II, Bondi Beach and the Eastern Suburbs became home for Jewish migrants from Poland, Russia, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Germany. The area today is very multicultural with a lot of new wealthy Asian families and Samoans. The multicultural migration funded and drove the growth of the suburb throughout the 90’s into the turn of the century, moving it steadily from its working-class roots towards upper/middle class enclave like nearby Rose Bay and Bellevue Hill which was listed as the most expensive postcode in the country in 2003, 2004, 2005.
Bondi Beach has long since maintained its proud image of visual aesthetics and this community spirit and philosophy would quickly spill over to the local council operations task force where modern practices of waste management and recycling would escalate to never before seen feats of industry as the range and level of household and business wastes multiplies exponentially.
Waste management services became multi-purpose institutions almost overnight touting such high-tech services as disposal & recycling of spent abrasives, lead, asbestos & other toxics. Capabilities would include transportation & regulatory compliance services, project initiation including assignment of job & lot numbers utilized to track materials, temporary storage or on-site drop boxes, assistance in the selection of disposal & recycling options & logging hazardous material shipping information into Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest (UHWM). Recycling options could include use in grading & building aggregates, encapsulation in concrete & asphalt, or as an alternate ingredient in the manufacture of Botany cement.
Industrial hazardous and non-hazardous waste management services or on-site waste management services. Automotive, construction, electronic, liquid, laboratory, chemical and pharmaceutical waste disposal, used oil collection and light bulb and chemical solvent recycling services are now available. Acid, glycol, acetone, cyanide, organic liquids, latex and process wastewater, spill residues, oil rags, grinding dusts, mineral spirits, anti-freeze, used oil, transmission and brake fluids, cell phones and computers and plating wastes can be disposed. Capabilities include consulting, removal, transportation and clean-up. Emergency response services are available.
Pollution & waste management services. OSHA trained technicians, hazardous transportation network, hazardous & non-hazardous recycling facilities & fully permitted incineration facilities meeting regulatory compliance for any type of waste stream. Waste management of contaminated soil & water, contaminated debris & industrial waste.
Pollution Prevention, Collection, Recycling, Composting, Processing, Sustainable Systems, Sanitary Land Filling, Environmental Analysis, Construction Monitoring, Waste handling, cleaning, & recycling services for power, paper, petroleum & chemical industries. Services also include hazardous waste disposal services, specialty waste services, waste recycling & recovery, water & waste water treating, hydro-blasting, chemical cleaning, tank cleaning, oilfield services, catalyst & vacuum services. Serves higher education, manufacturing, chemical, biotechnology & pharmaceutical markets.
Program management, engineering and environmental services. Services include tactical and strategic planning, training, solid waste management, risk assessment, remedial investigation, feasibility studies, water resource and hydraulic engineering services. Markets served include private and public sectors.
Specialization in environmental services. Maintenance, operations, cleaning, washing, waste management, recycling, strategic and space planning, energy, work order, workspace and project management and art consultation services are also offered.