Thanks for taking the time to find out a bit more about us - Adam Pearson, owner & operator
Tamborine Skips was established in 2015. We started small with the purchase of one truck and a small number of bins. The truck affectionately named ‘Tonka’ had spent its first few years servicing Gladstone and surrounds for Burgmanns Environmental Management. Tamborine Skips started off only servicing Tamborine Mountain, and today we deliver skip bins all over the Gold Coast, Logan, Scenic Rim and Brisbane. We hire skip bins from 1.5 cubic metres to 7 cubic metres to domestic and commercial customers. Our positive and willing attitude to business has helped us establish many good working relationships with builders, professional cleaners, schools, industrial factories, home renovators and families in our service areas.
Committed to Recycling
When Tamborine Skips was created, we wanted a logo that always reminded us of the importance of recycling. We enlisted the services of JD Graphic Design, who quickly delivered with what you see today. The black arrows represent the waste collected in our skips, and the green arrow represents the material recovery and recycling of the waste. The big round circle in the middle represents our world. We are committed to reducing landfill. We aim to sort and divert as much of your waste to recycling facilities as we can. For example, concrete waste is transported to a quarry where it is crushed and reused as road base and any metal is sent to a metal recycler. Green waste is turned into garden mulch, and other materials like glass, cardboard and timber are also recycled. You can be confident that when you hire a skip bin from Tamborine Skips that your waste will be processed using the most environmentally responsible methods available.
Adam is a fourth generation Tamborine Mountain local, and is the owner of Tamborine Skips. In his early years, Adam attended the local St Bernard’s State School, and played rugby league, cricket and soccer for the local teams. Adam is a qualified motor mechanic having completed his apprenticeship under his father, with his three brothers. Adam loves providing a service to the community and driving trucks – “it’s like playing in the sandpit again, only the trucks are bigger, the dollars are real and the days are a bit longer”.
How did Tamborine Skips come about?
On September 5th 2014 Adam was involved in a catastrophic truck explosion approximately 30kms south of Charleville, a small country town in South West Queensland. A truck carrying over 50 tonnes of ammonium nitrate overturned and exploded as Adam and the Qld Fire and Rescue arrived on scene. Adam was a Police Officer at the time, and was the first attending Officer on the scene. All four firies and Adam should have been killed in the explosion, but miraculously they all survived. Following the incident Adam had an acute stress reaction, which soon became a full blown case of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and rendered him unable to return to his previous employment. In 2015, Adam was battling PTSD and depression, some days unable to get off the couch let alone do a day's work. Adam’s sons often asked when he was going back to work, and why Dad was so angry all the time. It was a crippling feeling for Adam not being able to make an income for the family. Determined to tackle his issues head-on, and show his boys you can recover from these things he went to the bank and borrowed as much as the bank would lend him to buy a skip truck and 10 bins. Today Tamborine Skips is still operated by Adam, with a few more bins and servicing the Gold Coast and Logan as well as his home Council area the Scenic Rim.