Binjari Aboriginal Community has had a win recently securing the tender for its own rubbish collection.
Debra Aloisi, Binjari CEO, said the new tender is increasing employment and helping the community on a wide scale.
Previously, Katherine Town Council dispatched their workers to the outlying community, 15 minutes from Katherine, to collect the rubbish.
It was a job that could easily be done by a person from the community, Ms Aloisi said.
“[The tender] is providing people with jobs, keeping them accountable, giving them a purpose and keeping them drug free,” she said.