Tulgeen's supported employees turn shredded paper into firelighter briquettes or recycle it into cat litter.
Now a new partnership with waste services provider JR Richards and Sons will see the service expand substantially, providing even more employment and training opportunities for people with disability in the Bega district.
The BDN was invited along to Tulgeen's Riverside Nursery this week for a look at the operation and the announcement of the new partnership.
Among a host of other services, Tulgeen provides businesses with confidential document shredding, their purple secure bins dotted around offices in the region.
Under the new arrangement, JR Richards has recommended its existing document disposal clients sign up with Tulgeen as and when their current contract ends, and Tulgeen will be promoted as the preferred service provider for any future clients.
JR Richards' territory manager for the Sapphire Coast Darren Bruce said when he pitched the idea to his head office the company fully endorsed the move.
"We're a 100 per cent family owned company with a proud 63-year history, and we love supporting such a good cause," Mr Bruce said on Wednesday, June 2.
Tulgeen's manager of business development and marketing Lisa Miller-Bradley said the partnership with JR Richards was "fantastic news".
"Finding customers is the hardest thing. So we're particularly grateful to Darren for thinking of us," she said.
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Ms Miller-Bradley said the confidential document shredding operates at the Riverside Nursery five days a week and Tulgeen's supported employees would have no trouble meeting the growing capacity.
"It gives more of our supported employees an opportunity for meaningful work and the nature of the work is we roll it out as needed, there are no deadlines, so we can manage the workflow.
"The extra benefit is more training and personal development opportunities for the team."
One of Riverside's support workers overseeing the document shredding, Simon Szanto, said the end product had a range of uses.
Documents are passed through commercial grade paper shredders before much of it is soaked in water then compressed into briquettes and dried ready to be used as firelighters. Bundles of the briquettes are sold at the nursery - some are even nicely scented with lavender!
Meanwhile, the rest can be used for garden mulch, kitty litter and pet bedding.
"We've even supplied some to an undertaker for pillows!" Mr Szanto said.