Sustainability and the Environment
Good Neighbours are concerned about their community and the environment around them and Good Neighbour Plumbing is no different. We know that running a business isn’t just about selling products and services, it’s is also important to provide support and show our appreciation for the great places in which we live and work.
We do many things through community involvement and in our everyday work processes to help make our little world a happier and more sustainable place.
In the community
Every year Good Neighbour Plumbing helps worthy causes through either a donation of services or funds.
This year we were proud and honoured to sponsor a hole at Inala’s annual golf day at Castle Hill Golf Club. Inala, located in Cherrybrook, is a charitable organisation that specialises in increasing the independence of individuals with intellectual disabilities and helping them to better function in the wider community. They provide a number of services including post school programs, employment and training and residential services.
We also provided plumbing installation services and materials for a bathroom and kitchenette for a new charity, Sydney Story Factory, based in Redfern, that provides creative writing opportunities to marginalised young people, and those from Indigenous and non-English speaking backgrounds.
We recycle all of our scrap metal. All hot water tanks are recycled by the local waste authority and many private operators pay for the disposal of other metals like copper, aluminium and stainless steel. On any job where we replace old water pipes, sinks or basins we remove the old metal, separate it back at our shop and then haul it (in our LPG utes) over to one of the many recyclers in Sydney.
When we pull up old pavers or concrete to install new storm water or drain lines, if there is enough of it, we have our skip bin supplier cart the old pavers and concrete to a specialist recycler who grinds the material up into different sizes of gravel. This gravel gets used by us as recycled aggregate for backfilling trenches, supporting drain and storm water pipe and creating absorption trenches.
If sustainable businesses practices are important to you and you are looking for a plumbing company that supports the environment and our community, give Good Neighbour Plumbing a call on 1300 492 992.