Tom Ballard established Tom’s Trash Paks in 1978 operating from a trailer towed by his family car. Promoting the business with a letterbox drop, Tom quickly established the service throughout Canberra.

The first truck came into service in 1982 and by the early 1990’s regional service providers had been appointed to handle the growing business.

Today, Tom’s Trash Paks services homes, units, commercial businesses and embassies with their well known trash ‘paks’ and wheely bins.