Soft Landing is a social business providing a conscious recycling solution for the Illawarra.
Did you know?
Australia sends 1.25 million mattresses to landfill each year.
Mattresses are the most common items put out on the curb side for council collections and almost all go to landfill.
The average mattress in a landfill takes up to 0.75 cubic meters of space and contains 12.5kg of steel, 2kg of wood and 1.5kg of foam.
Over three years Soft Landing will divert 78,260 mattresses from going to landfill; this equates to 54,782 cubic meters or 2,739 semi trailer loads.
Did you know we work to create employment opportunities as well as helping the planet? Of our workforce, 75% were experiencing barriers to employment when they joined. We are proud to be part of a larger organisation Community Resources that creates jobs for people and planet: https://communityresources.org.au
Meet Jimmy, the Leading Hand of our WA operation in Wangara. Jimmy joined Soft Landing through the Work for the Dole Program in 2017 and three years later he oversees up to 40 staff on the cutting floor. When he started as a casual he decided to “work as hard as possible and be the best employee imaginable”. He was made full time within months.
Jimmy says: “I’m from a farming family; hard work, respect and comradery are important to me and I get all that here”. He says working with Soft Landing has “dramatically changed my life… this job gave me the opportunity to feel important. It’s given me a good, stable working life which I had never experienced before. The responsibility has given me a massive confidence boost and I’ve proved to myself that I can do anything.”
We’ve made some changes to the way we work to protect our team and communities during COVID-19. From the outside, the only change you will see is that we’re not accepting general public drop offs – we've moved to online kerbside bookings only. Behind the scenes our focus is on personal and workplace hygiene, increased cleaning regimes and social distancing. We’re following the latest advice from the Department of Health and we’re committed to maintaining an uninterrupted service for our customers. Learn more about our response https://www.softlanding.com.au/covid-19/
To help ensure the health and safety of the public and the Soft Landing team, public drop offs will be suspended for all Soft Landing sites from 5pm today. The great news is you can still book your mattress in for kerbside pick up on our website https://www.softlanding.com.au/online-booking/
Our Bellambi/ Illawarra drop off is closed for renovations from today. We are excited to reopen our newly upgraded drop off facility around the 6th April 2020. Don’t forget you can still book your pick up online at https://www.softlanding.com.au/online-booking/ during this time. All other sites continue to operate as usual.