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:
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.
27 Lake Road, Devonport
View on Google maps.
Phone: 09 445 3830
Most types of waste are accepted, including: building materials, green waste, recyclable materials, general rubbish, household and commercial recycling.
Run by local community trust, Helensville Enterprises Trust. There are bargains to be found in the on-site second hand shop.
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.
Phone: 022 430 3622
Visit the Helensville Community Recycling Centre Facebook group.
There is no charge for:
Run by the McLaren Park Henderson South (MPHS) Community Trust, a community organisation which runs diverse projects and programmes including:
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.
50 The Concourse, Henderson.
Phone the shop on 09 836 5048 or Green Jon on 021 076 4637
Visit the Waitakere Community Recycling Centre Facebook page.
Selected goods may also be listed on TradeMe under the trading name mack64d.
Common items for sale are:
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.
Phone: 09 235 8413
5 Hosking Place, Waiuku
Visit the Waiuku Zero Waste Facebook page.
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