Having grown from the famous demolition company Whelan The Wrecker to a leading waste management company, Whelan Kartaway during the years from 1892 when it was founded by James Whelan in Melbourne, Victoria to 1992 when Kartaway began managing transfer stations for two municipalities in South Australia the company continued its business growth and expansion into other localities over the ensuing 20 years to the present day …………….
1995 The Company commenced filling its solid inert waste landfill in the Melbourne suburb of Clayton. At the completion of filling, ten years ago, three quarters of the two and a half hectare site reverted to ownership by the local Council for inclusion in the Chain of Parks programme. This was at no cost to the Community.
1996 The operations of Peninsula Kartaway Pty. Ltd. were integrated into the Holding Company when the Hawe family retired from the business.
1997 Melbourne’s first privately owned and operated Waste Transfer Station and Recycling Depot was opened on Company premises in East Brunswick. This facility services the inner northern suburbs and provided a viable alternative to the quickly diminishing landfill sites in the area.
1998 Kartaway (Qld.) commenced operations on the Sunshine Coast increasing the service area to the greater part of South-East Queensland which includes metropolitan Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
The successful redevelopment of the Campbelltown Transfer Station in suburban Adelaide was undertaken.
The purchase of Aussie Bins in Penrith allowed for the expansion of the N.S.W. operations into the South West area of metropolitan Sydney.
1999 During this year we completed our 1,000,000th order.
2002 On January 7th 2002 after 45 years service Tony Whelan, the Managing Director of Whelan Kartaway Pty Ltd, retired. Tony remains on the Board as Chairman. The day to day operations of the business are controlled by his two sons (James and Mark) the fourth generation of Whelans to work in the family business.
Stage two construction works at Kartaway’s transfer station in East Brunswick are completed. Works included the construction of three additional tipping bays that allows capacity to be increased by 60 percent.
2003 Kartaway (QLD) Pty. Ltd. moved office to Salisbury and opened its first Waste Recycling Depot on-site.
2004 Kartaway (QLD) Pty. Ltd. became a fully owned subsidiary of Whelan Kartaway Pty. Ltd.
2006 Waste Recycling operations were expanded by the opening of facilities in the Brisbane suburb of Chermside, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast regions.
2007 This year saw the introduction and commencement of Rear lift services.
2007 The Victorian Operation opened a Transfer Station and Recycling Centre in the south eastern suburb of Braeside. This facility services the eastern and south eastern suburbs with a capacity in excess of 75,000 cubic metres per annum.
2007 WKM Engineering was established in Campbellfield to service the Company’s engineering requirements and to service other Waste Company’s needs.
2009 During this year we completed our 2,000,000th order.
2010 John Muller, a founding Director of the Holding Company announced his retirement from the Board.
2012 Celebrated 120 years and appointed Christine Whelan as Non-Executive Director.
Kartaway also moved Head Office from North Melbourne to Kirkdale Street, Brunswick East.