It's all about the community
Being a national business we get to be involved in a wide range of community activities and each branch has the autonomy to integrate within their own region and display their own personality. The Queenstown branch is run by locals and is proud to be part of many community activities and a supporter of local business.
We have made every effort to support local businesses in both Queenstown and Wanaka. Our collection fleet in Wanaka fully utilise the services of Wanaka tractors, Aspiring engineers, Wanaka electrical, Local labour hire offices and our staff are all based in the Wanaka/Upper Clutha region.
Our Queenstown operations support local businesses such as Queenstown engineering, Queenstown office supplies, World cars, Torque automotive, Campbell electrical and All electric, plus a host of other local sites. We feel it is important to support the local economy and being 100% NZ owned and operated it just makes sense.
Read below to get a taste of what we have been up to recently within the Community.
Te Kakano Tree planting - New site
Over the past six years, Smart has contributed funds to plant 1200 Native trees to offset our carbon footprint, this includes all the plant feed-stock. We are delighted to remain with Te Kakano trust as they progress to plant at alternative sites, one of which is the Bullock wetlands
Anglican Parish - St Peters Church Fundraiser
Donation of Services, October, 2015
Smart Environmental aknowledge that many fundraisers are reliant on the support of local services to enable them to make as much money as possible to help support their causes. We are more than pleased to help the Anglican Church in their annual fundraisers and like to contribute to the community where possible.
From all accounts the weather was fine and the fundraiser went well.
Queenstown Family Centre - Fundraiser
Sponsorship, April, 2015
It goes without saying that Family is at the heart of any successful business, what happens at home can often affect what happens at work, so we are pleased to play a part in supporting the Queenstown Family centre. We had a blast being part of the bubble soccer fundraiser tournament in Queenstown, what a great way to teambuild as well as provide some funding for a great cause.
Food and Wine Festival
Sponsorship, March 16, 2015
We have been part of the food and wine festival for the past six years and it is a relationship that we look forward to retaining. Many of our valued clients are situated in the beautiful Gibbston Valley and they demonstrate sustainable practises and are all environmentally responsible businesses. To show our support and to say thank you for their custom we provide a full event recycling and waste system, ensuring they are part of a truly sustainable, and environmentally responsible event
Sponsorship, March13, 2015
Once again we are proud to be one of a great list of sponsors for the Queenstown Bike Festival. Cycling is growing in popularity and it is a sport that fosters better health, includes a wide range of age groups, and is a sport that has an appreciation and reliance on of our environment . These are qualities we share and we intend to keep supporting this event. Check out the bike festsival site:
Neonatal & Premature babies, Nov 16, 2014
It was great to support this fundraiser and to see the community turn up and enjoy a great day at Lakes Hayes. There was plenty of support from local businesses including Smart Environmental .
Carbon Foot Print
As part of our successful tender for the Wanaka kerbside collection, Smart Environmental offered to offset our carbon footprint and began a relationship with the Aotea Trust supporting a tree planting scheme. We see this relationship continuing and we are pleased to be a part of such a great environmental scheme.