Rubbish and recycling

Community recycling centres

Community Recycling Centres are facilities where residents can drop-off unwanted items and materials for reuse and recycling. They are council-owned but run by community enterprises.

The aim is to reduce waste to landfill by reusing, re-purposing and recycling as much as possible, and to create local jobs and other community benefits in the process.

To help with this goal the centres have shops on site, which sell usable household and building materials.

Items the centres will accept include:

  • fridges
  • furniture
  • lawnmowers
  • bicycles
  • books
  • timber
  • household bric a brac
  • green waste and general rubbish (some sites only).
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Run by Global Action Plan Oceania, a registered environmental charity, whose objective is to divert waste from landfill, providing sustainable new jobs and volunteering for the community. There is a shop on site with proceeds from the sale of reusable and upcycled goods invested back into the venture and the local community.

Location

27 Lake Road, Devonport

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Opening hours

  • Monday to Saturday: 8am to 4.30pm
  • Sunday and public holidays: 9am to 4.30pm
  • Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday, ANZAC Day: closed

Contact details

Phone: 09 445 3830

Email: Info@globalactionocenaia.com

Items and fees

Most types of waste are accepted, including: building materials, green waste, recyclable materials, general rubbish, household and commercial recycling.

Waste type

Volume

Fee

General waste Per 100kg - boot, trailer, etc $24.50
General waste Per 50L bag $6
General waste Per tonne - commercial By negotiation
Green waste Per 100kg - Boot, trailer, etc $21.50
Green waste Per 50L bag $6
Whiteware Per unit $20

 

Run by local community trust, Helensville Enterprises Trust. There are bargains to be found in the on-site second hand shop.

Location

31 Mill Road, Helensville (Down driveway next to Mitre 10)

The recycling centre has been temporarily moved next door. You can access it from the same driveway.

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Opening hours

  • Thursday to Sunday: 8am-4pm
  • Public holidays: closed

 

Contact details

Phone: 022 430 3622

Email: helensvillecommunityrecycling@gmail.com

Visit the Helensville Community Recycling Centre Facebook group.

 

Accepted items and fees

There is no charge for:

  • household items that are saleable
  • clean recycling
  • scrap metal, including whiteware.

Waste type

Volume

Fee

General waste Per 50L bag $7
General waste Sedan or hatchback From $32
General waste 4WD, wagon, ute, trailer or van From $50
Green waste Per 50L bag $5
Green waste Sedan or hatchback $20
Green waste 4WD, wagon, ute, trailer or van $33
concrete, or porcelain toilets and sinks 4WD, wagon, ute, trailer or van From $50
Tyres Per car tyre $5
Tyres Per 4WD tyre $8
Tyres Per light truck tyre $11

Not accepted items:

  • hazardous or odorous waste
  • veterinary or medical waste
  • liquid waste
  • asbestos
  • car bodies
  • fill (clay soil).

     

Run by the McLaren Park Henderson South (MPHS) Community Trust, a community organisation which runs diverse projects and programmes including:

  • education
  • environmental restoration
  • youth empowerment
  • community fitness
  • neighbourhood development.

The centre invests a large amount of the proceeds from the shop and yard back into the local community, supporting these initiatives.

The Waitakere Community Recycling Centre is part of the larger Council-run transfer station which also includes an education centre, the Zero Waste Zone.

 

Location

50 The Concourse, Henderson.

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Opening hours

  • Tuesday to Friday: 9am-4.30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9am-4pm
  • Christmas day, New Years day, Good Friday, ANZAC day: Closed

 

Contact details

Phone the shop on 09 836 5048 or Green Jon on 021 076 4637

Email: greenjon@mphs.org.nz

Visit the Waitakere Community Recycling Centre Facebook page.

Selected goods may also be listed on TradeMe under the trading name mack64d.


Items

Common items for sale are:

  • lawnmowers
  • bicycles
  • furniture
  • tools
  • appliances
  • sporting equipment
  • demolition materials and timber
  • bric-a-brac.

 

Run by: Waiuku Zero Waste Ltd. With an aim to reduce waste to landfill as much as possible. Items can be purchased from the ‘Waiuku Junktion’ shop during opening hours.

Contact details

Phone: 09 235 8413

Email: contact@waiukuzerowaste.co.nz

Location

5 Hosking Place, Waiuku

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Opening hours

  • Thursday to Sunday: 8am-4pm
  • Public holidays: closed

Visit the Waiuku Zero Waste Facebook page.

 

Accepted items and fees

There is no charge for:

  • household items that are saleable
  • general rubbish in prepaid council bags
  • clean recycling
  • scrap metal, including whiteware.

Waste type

Volume

Fee

General waste Per 50L bag $5
General waste Sedan or hatchback $39
General waste 4WD, wagon, $52
General waste Ute or trailer - up to two cubic metres $77
Green waste Per 50L bag $8
Green waste Per cubic metre $26
Green waste Sedan or hatchback $27.50
Green waste 4WD, wagon $38
Green waste Ute or trailer - up to two cubic metres $52
Televisions Per unit $20-$40
Tyres Per car tyre $5
Tyres Per 4WD tyre $8
Tyres Per truck tyre $10
Whiteware Per unit $22

 

Not accepted items

  • hazardous or odorous waste
  • veterinary or medical waste
  • liquid waste
  • asbestos
  • car bodies
  • fill (clay soil).

 

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