As Joe's family became increasingly involved in the business a partnership was formed between Joe and his sons in the 1950s.
On the 30th June, 1970 J.J.Richards & Sons Pty. Limited was incorporated.
Solo Resource Recovery
came into being with a decision by the Richards family to distribute the holdings of J.J.Richards & Sons Pty. Limited.
Solo was established in July 1990. Solo and its manufacturing arm Rico Recovery Systems Aust. Pty Limited
(formerly Jayrich Engineering) are still based at Chinderah, Northern New South Wales on Joe Richards’ original workshop and depot site.
The history of the Richards Family, commencing with Joseph John, covers three generations having in excess of 75 years experience in the waste industry.
This experience and initiative to introduce automation into the industry has established the company as the leader in technology and equipment that others have found necessary to follow.
Solo Resource Recovery has introduced efficiency and economies in the waste collection industry which prior to the introduction of the side loading S.O.L.O. (S
peration) 1-man collection vehicle in 1985, was not considered possible. Also, increasing rates of resource recovery and diversion from landfill have been achieved at waste depots we manage due to, amongst other things, innovation.
Councils utilising the systems and technology of SOLO Resource Recovery benefit from the most effective and efficient waste management solutions available in Australia.
Solo Resource Recovery, unlike the multi-national or overseas competitors, is not remote from the public to which it is committed. All directors and managers are available at any time for all inquiries.
Solo Resource Recovery is financially sound and committed to providing and maintaining a standard of excellence in the waste industry. The company’s growth has been conservative together with service improvements for existing customers.
Solo’s history is dominated by innovation. The waste collection and processing operations have assisted the engineering operation by trialing new equipment throughout the development process. Subsequently, it has enjoyed the benefits of the technological developments as and when they are perfected.
The fact that Solo Resource Recovery has achieved significant innovations through the internal processes of product development, trialing and refinement, is testimony to our claim to be leaders in the manufacture of proven waste handling equipment, and in waste collection techniques.
Solo Resource Recovery operations now include local government contracts and commercial operations in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.