Indigenous recycling and waste management
In 2021, BINGO joined forces with leading Aboriginal enterprise Yalagan Group to form Djurwa – a majority first-nations owned and led recycling and waste management service provider.
Our vision for Djurwa is to operate a profit-for-purpose business that uses the BINGO and Yalagan networks to generate meaningful employment, training, development and procurement opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and businesses.
Djruwa provides end-to-end waste management and recycling services to Building & Demolition (B&D) customers in NSW, VIC and QLD, and is already helping customers realise both their recycling and Aboriginal procurement and participation goals.
Growing our business
Djurwa (pronounced Jurwa) in Dharawal language means “to grow”. The name Djurwa was chosen by Yalagan CEO, and Djurwa Managing Director, Nathan Martin because of its reference to rejuvenation after cultural burning.
The longer-term goal for the joint venture is to establish a thriving Aboriginal business that not only provides jobs, training and mentoring support for rehabilitated offenders but that also supports them in building their own businesses.
Djurwa is a Certified Business on Supply Nation’s Indigenous Business Direct and has also attained the status of FACCI Assured Affiliate with NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce (NSWICC). Djurwa is also certified with Kinaway Chamber of Commerce, the leading Victorian organisation dedicated to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business owners in Victoria.