THE first thing you notice when you arrive at the Handybin Waste Services front counter is the swag of awards they've just won.
The Coffs Harbour enterprise is still smelling the roses after being awarded Business of the Year at the Sunnys Business Awards at the weekend.
The firm also hauled off the Manufacturing and Innovation gong and Excellence in Sustainability title and was a finalist in two other categories.
A terrific result when you consider this is the first year Handybin Waste Services has been involved in these prestigious awards for local operators.
"I can't emphasise enough the key role that our staff play in our business here," said Handybin Waste Services regional manager Lee Beckett.
"We have got a fantastic team and every day they are out there, rain, hail or shine, doing their work. They're great."
Handybin Waste Services started out 11 years ago with a couple of trucks and eight staff, now it has 40 trucks and a 60-strong workforce serving the Nambucca, Bellingen and Coffs Harbour council areas.
They handle the household wheelie bins and run a recyc- ling centre at the Englands Road waste management faci-
lity, while their commercial arm deals with dumpsters, skip bins, bulk garbage bins and recycling for businesses.
"We also do secure document destruction and glass crushing, and a big part of our business is education services and workshops for schools, community and business groups," Mr Beckett said.
"We also do a lot of work for charities and community groups."
For more details, visit handybinwaste.com.au or call the office on 6652 1733.