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Meet Tim Brake


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Commercial Manager Waste Management, Redvale Landfill

Job description: 

Landfill waste specialist.

Work background: 

10 Years Waste Management, 12 years Exxon Chemical.

Favourite part of job: 

Being a force for good, education and keeping the environment safe.

Least favourite part of job: 

Doing reports.

What I am working on now: 

Waste education.

A quick story about a job well done: 

Invented a new waste type to allow Waste Management to manage material from P house demolitions and comply with new regulations.

A (humorous) story about a job that went badly and what you learned: 

Agreed to let in a mixed load of lighters and aerosols, caught fire on the tip pad and the flames made the aerosols “pop” like gun fire.  Reminder - Keep It Simple (KIS) don’t mix things for disposal.


BE Chemical (Canterbury). Old - been working for 35 years.

Interests outside work: 

Fishing, travel, distilling gin.

Tim Brake is Commercial Manager Waste Management at Redvale Landfill. Image: LEARNZ.