Hello! My name is Rory Crundall. On January 31st, I officially became the proud new Managing Director of Moreton Bay Recycling.
In case we haven’t already met, I wanted to introduce myself properly, fill you in on my background, and share a bit about my vision and plans for Moreton Bay Recycling.
First, let me share a bit about my story and how I got to where I am today.
From Africa to Australia
If we’ve already spoken, you may have noticed my accent. Although I grew up in Zimbabwe, I moved to Australia when I was 17 and completed year 12 on the Sunshine Coast. After that, I moved to Perth.
While I was there, I picked up a lot of experience operating various heavy machinery and worked in both the construction and mining industries. I spent about 8 years working in Western Australia as a rigger, crane operator, and branch coordinator before moving back to Brisbane in 2016.
Within a few months, I had the opportunity to start a local skip bin company, Jumbo Skip Bins — and jumped feet first into small business ownership!
From Jumbo Skip Bins to Moreton Bay Recycling
I’ve been running Jumbo for 5.5 years now. When I first started out, the business was quite small, with just me driving the truck by myself. I focused on delivering great service and customers appreciated the consistency — they could rely on us for a positive experience every time. As a result, we quickly grew to a full fleet of vehicles, our own yard with full facilities, and a team of employees.
You can learn more about Jumbo on our website.
I’ve always had a passion for sustainability, recycling, and promoting a circular economy. At Jumbo, I have taken a lot of steps to ensure that the waste we pick up is recovered or recycled, as responsibly as possible.
With Moreton Bay Recycling located just 50m down the road (at 171-177 Potassium St,Narangba), it was only natural for Jumbo to become a regular customer of theirs. Most weeks, we’d drop off clean concrete waste from our skips for processing so that it could be reused in other projects.
As customers ourselves, we saw firsthand that Hilary had built a great business — the yard was really well run and they were able to create a quality product from the concrete waste (and still do!). So, when I found out that Moreton Bay Recycling was up for sale, I saw an opportunity.
With such close facilities and both operating in the waste/recycling space, it was a logical next step for me — and for both businesses.
As of early 2022, I now run both Jumbo Skip Bins and Moreton Bay Recycling.
Of course, taking on Moreton Bay Recycling would not have been possible without the support of the fantastic team at Jumbo who have stepped up to keep Jumbo running smoothly over the last few months. I’m grateful for the ways that both teams have supported each other through this transition.
On a Personal Level…
What do I do when I’m not at work?
I’ll be honest with you… it’s been a while since I had a personal life. As many of our customers will know, running a business will do that to you. And now I’ve got two!
But I’ve always enjoyed the outdoor lifestyle. My ideal weekend would involve camping, fishing, the beach, and all the outdoor activities Queensland has to offer.
Fortunately, I quite enjoy the business side of things, too!
What’s Next for Moreton Bay Recycling and Jumbo Skip Bins?
I have no short-term plans to change the operations or customer experience at Moreton Bay Recycling. We’ll continue the great strategies and processes that Hilary put in place.
At the same time, I remain very much committed to Jumbo Skip Bins, with the amazing Jumbo team continuing to offer customers the same high quality, consistent service they’re used to.
But our medium-term vision is to use our resources at both companies to make waste processing more convenient for customers. Since a lot of our customers use both companies already, we’re hoping to offer services and connections that facilitate an even smoother waste disposal and recycling process for them. For example, you’ll soon be able to dispose of your concrete waste, while easily hiring skip bins for concrete and/or mixed waste at the same time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions we’ve had come up over the last week since announcing Moreton Bay Recycling’s change in ownership:
Are you merging Moreton Bay Recycling and Jumbo Skip Bins?
No. Although we are planning to have some crossover between our services (and we’ve combined our offices in the MBR building), they will remain two separate entities.
Have Moreton Bay Recycling’s payment details changed?
Yes. With a change in ownership comes a change in bank accounts. If you’re a Moreton Bay Recycling customer with an existing account, please remove any previous account details you had saved prior to January 31st. Next time you’re onsite, please come to the office window to request a new one-page account application form. You can also request our current price list, but all of our prices are remaining the same.
What other changes can I expect?
Aside from new bank accounts, we’re keeping things consistent — you’ll get the same products and experience you’re used to. And of course, you’ll see me in the office instead of Hilary.
If you’ve got a question that’s not covered here, please contact us at any time. We’d be happy to help.
I’m Looking Forward to Meeting You, Too!
You’ll find me physically present at Moreton Bay Recycling 99% of the time during business hours, at least for the first couple of months of 2022.
So, if you’d like to introduce yourself and meet me in person, you’re more than welcome to pull up at the office window and say hi. You’re also welcome to call the office number on (07) 3293 4949 between 6am–4:30pm Monday–Friday or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ll see you around the yard!
– Rory Crundall, Managing Director