Family Owned and Operated Since 1973

MAMS is a locally owned family business, that was started by Brian and Bernice Day and has been operating for 45 years. Bernice and Brian are now working with their children and partners to enhance and expand the business.

MAMS’s provide services throughout North Queensland and have offices in Ingham and Innisfail and employs 40 North Queensland locals. MAMS’s greatest asset is our multi skilled workforce and our key employees work across all divisions of our business.

We place as much importance on our staff as we do our customers – and we endeavor to create a pleasant, honest and safe working environment together with a culture of trust, honesty and respect.

We pride ourselves on our reputation for honesty and excellent customer service which has enabled us to maintain long standing contracts with our customers, some for more than 30 years.

MAMS first introduction into the waste industry was in 1995 when we were awarded the Hinchinbrook Shire Council Refuse Removal Contract. Through a competitive tender process MAMS was awarded this contract again in 2005 and has now been providing waste services to the Hinchinbrook Shire Council for 25 years.

In 2016, MAMS expanded its services into the Cassowary Coast Region. We now manage and operate seven transfer stations and landfill sites from Cardwell to Innisfail for the Cassowary Coast Regional Council, as well as providing domestic, commercial and industrial waste services in Cardwell, Tully, Mission Beach and Innisfail.

MAMS waste strategy is to align with the QLD Government waste reduction strategy and operates Buyback Tip Shops in the Cassowary Coast Region at Stoters Hill Waste Facility, Tully Waste Facility, Mission Beach & Cardwell Transfer Stations.

For the 6 month period of March - August 2018 44 Tonnes of waste was diverted from landfill through Buyback Tip Shops.

November 1st 2018 MAMS is committed to further help divert waste through Container Refund Depot's operating in Ingham, Tully & Innisfail


Brian and Bernice Day form a partnership called Ingham Earthmoving in a small North Queensland sugarcane farming town of Ingham after they had purchased their first 8 Tonne Truck for the Disposal of Mill Mud and Fly Ash at Victoria Mill. For 15 years, during the crushing season, Brian drove the Mud Truck from daylight until dark transporting Mill Mud to local sugarcane farms where the Mill Mud was spread on cane fields. Mill Mud is full of natural organic nutrients.


Brian commences carrying out Earthworks on the Sugar Cane Tramline for CSR Victoria Mill during the slack season. The Earthmoving Contracting business continues to grow and as did the fleet of machinery as Brian continues to purchase plant and equipment such as loaders, graders, rollers, excavators necessary to carry out earthwork contracts.


Ingham Earthmoving transitions from a partnership to a private company and thus the name MAMS Plant Hire becomes a synonymous name in Ingham. The name MAMS comes from the name of the computer software program for the management of Mud Ash Management System. It is in 1988 that MAMS Plant Hire is awarded the Contract for the Disposal of Mill Mud and Fly Ash and becomes the sole contractor at CSR Victoria Mill Ingham (the largest sugar mill in the southern hemisphere).


MAMS creates the first certified Premium Potting Mix using the bi-products of the milling process of sugar cane. Situated in North Queensland Ingham can experience high rainfall during the crushing season and due to wet weather conditions, huge quantities of Mill Mud and Fly Ash are dumped. “Maximiser” potting mix was distributed to retail outlets between Townsville and Cairns.


MAMS Plant Hire expands into Waste Management in 1995 and is awarded the Hinchinbrook Shire Council Contract for the Collection of Domestic Waste and Recycling.


MAMS expands their waste management services to Palm Island securing a contract with the Palm Island Aboriginal Council to build a Landfill and Transfer Station and to manage the Waste Contract on Palm Island for 3 Years.


MAMS establishes the Day & Day Shipping Division operating the company’s first landing barge, ‘Olympic’. The barge is delivered to Lucinda on the day of the 2000 Sydney Olympics Opening Ceremony and so the barge originally named Lady Fraser is renamed “Olympic” in a full blessing ceremony.

Day & Day Shipping operates from the port of Lucinda, at the southern end of the famous Hinchinbrook Channel. Daily scheduled services operated to and from Palm Island and charters were provided to Orpheus and Dunk Islands. The barge service between Lucinda and Palm Island helps to develop economic ties between the two communities. Day Shipping is licensed to carry Passengers, freight, vehicles and waste.


MAMS is awarded the HSC Contract for the Collection of the Kerbside Waste & Recycling Wheelie Bins. It was in 2005 that MAMS distributed 1 x 240L Waste Wheelie Bin and 1 x 240L Recycling Wheelie Bin to every household in the Hinchinbrook Shire. MAMS commences a weekly waste collection service and a fortnightly recycling service.


Brian and Bernice Day sell their Mud & Ash Division to Bernice’s brother Steven and his wife Elda. Cutting emotional ties to this division of our business was difficult for us. Brian and Bernice had been disposing Mill Mud and Fly Ash in the Hinchinbrook Shire for 35 years and had developed a reputation for good customer service, honesty and integrity which is upheld throughout out company to this day.


Brian and Bernice Day sell their shipping operation to the Palm Island Barge Company The Day & Day Shipping Division had developed into a successful, valuable and reliable operation with two barges operating from the Port of Lucinda.


MAMS purchases ASKIPAWAY – a mini skip hire business operating in the Cassowary Coast region in Tully. This helps to expand MAMS skip services to include 3M3, 4M3 and 6M3 Skips. MAMS establishes a depot in Tully and this triggers the potential expansion into the Cassowary Coast Region.


MAMS Plant Hire purchases a Landscape Supply and Mini-skip business in Ingham known as BIZI 'B' and Ingham Mini Skips. This enables MAMS to expand their existing skip business to include 2M3 Mural Skips.


MAMS value adds to their Landscape business by taking over a Pool Shop for parts, accessories, chemicals, repairs and services from the D’Urso family in Ingham.


MAMS continues expanding into the Cassowary Coast Region and purchases a waste company in Innisfail, securing the Cassowary Coast Regional Shire Council Waste Management Contract which includes the Transport of Wet Waste to Springmount and the Management of the Tully & Stotters Hill Waste Facilities and Rural Waste Transfer Stations in Cardwell, Murray Upper, Hull Heads, Mission Beach and Bells Creek.

It is at this time that MAMS Plant Hire rebrands as The MAMS Group


Container Refund Exchange – MAMS successfully tenders to establish Depot Refund Points in Ingham, Tully and Innisfail for COEX.

The introduction of a state-wide container refund scheme will give people an incentive to collect and return containers for recycling, in exchange for a 10 cent refund payment. This will help to: (a) reduce the amount of drink containers that are littered and (b) increase Queensland’s recycling rate.