Awards and Media

Our awards

Through always striving for excellence in all what we do, Total Green Recycling has been recognised with many awards that demonstrate our commitment to our values and dedication to the environment.

These awards reflect the hard work of the TGR team and the support of our many clients and partners.

2018 – Infinity Awards: Highly commended in category Avoid Recover Protect – Community Waste Award

40 under 40 Wubber 2016 - James Coghill

2016 – 40under40 Winner 2016, James Coghill

2013 – Infinity Awards: James Coghill, Highly commended in category Waste Champion

2013 – Infinity Awards: Total Green Recycling, Highly commended in the Business category

Us in media

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COVID-19 highlights need to break the digital divide – refugee initiative launched

Australian Red Cross is adding to its support of refugees through an innovative partnership that provides people with digital literacy skills as they start new lives in Australia.

By increasing opportunities to participate fully and equally in the digital world, the partnership, between Red Cross, the State Library of Western Australia and Total Green Recycling…Watch a story by Channel10 News


Conversation with Michael Coghill

Purposeful employment, the future of WA’s battery industry and all things E-waste with Michael Coghill from Total Green Recycling

The covid-19 health and economic crisis has highlighted the importance of local jobs and being more resourceful, so we had a yarn with Michael Coghill to hear what lessons we can learn from the circular economy.

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Rethink needed for recycling

Industry experts are echoing calls from recyclers about the need to make changes to the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme.

The E-waste Watch Institute’s Joh Gertsakis says there are several issues with the NTCR Scheme that need to be resolve to improve the sector.

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Oversight call from e-waste recyclers

A lack of enforced regulation is making it hard for compliant e-waste recyclers to stay in business.

The founders of Western Australia’s largest e-waste recycling business claim a national waste recycling scheme is not being enforced properly, providing opportunities for non-compliant e-waste recyclers.

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Re-e-magining Waste & Work

As we welcome back Total Green Recycling back into the City of Canning, we reached out to learn and share their inspiring journey as pioneers of the electronic waste industry in WA.

Passionate about tackling Australia’s growing waste problems, brothers Michael and James Coghill established That Guy’s Recycling in their dad’s garage in 2008.

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Is this laboratory actually home to the world’s tiniest gold mine?

Total Green Recycling director Michael Coghill and his brother started up their recycling business in Western Australia 10 years ago when the industry was in the “dark ages”.

“We started out in our Dad’s shed and we were only doing a couple of tonnes a month,” Mr Coghill said.

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Total Green Recycling: Embracing Challenges is Their Success Mantra

As they say, “Small beginnings are the launching pad to great endings”, this quote perfectly describes the initial days of Total Green Recycling. Michael and James were two passionate individuals who desired to find a solution to Australia’s increasing waste problems.

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Employers need to see the bigger picture

In today’s market, finding securing and maintaining long-term employment with a supportive employer can be tough.

Add to this a disability, injury or health condition and the task can seem impossible. Marlon’s story is not dissimilar to many others living with disability who are looking for employment.

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Recycling initiatives earn praise for Busselton

Total Green Recycling, one of WA’s leading e-waste recycling specialists, released the figures to encourage consumers to keep their e-waste out of landfill.

Busselton recorded 13.61 tonne of e-waste, coming in second overall statewide to the City of Stirling, which unloaded 55.29 tonne.

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Shire of Esperance recycling effort recognised

Waste management company Total Green Recycling released the monthly breakdown acknowledging the top five performing local governments in WA on February 8.

Esperance placed third ahead of the Shire of Broome and Mindarie Regional Council and sat closely behind the City of Busselton.

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City’s commitment to e-waste recycling wins praise

Bunbury residents have been praised for their electronic waste recycling efforts with more than 5000kg diverted from landfill.

Total Green Recycling – the e-waste recycling company which collects the materials – was sent 5214kg of items such as computers, televisions and phones from Bunbury this year.

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