We are very excited to announce that we are partnering with Envision NZ to deliver a Resource Recovery Study Tour in Auckland on 24 and 25 August 2017.
The tour will be a first-hand opportunity to experience both community-led and commercial resource recovery activities.
It’s designed for council officers, politicians and community organisations who want to support and enable resource recovery in their communities.
You will be hosted by community recycling and resource recovery guru Rick Thorpe. Rick is the Relationship Manager for Xtreme Zero Waste in Raglan and has played a fundamental role in the establishment of resource recovery networks and initiatives at a range of scales.
Thursday 24 August (Day One)
8.45 am: Arrive at Queens Wharf
9.00 am: Bus departs
9.30 am: Abilities Group
11.15 am: Helensville Community Recycling Centre
12.45 pm: Lunch
1.55 pm: Waitakere Community Recycling Centre
3.40 pm: Western Springs Community Centre – proposed site of a community recycling centre
4.30 pm: Drop off at Queens Wharf followed by free time
6.00 pm until late: Group dinner with guest speakers at Monsoon Poon restaurant.
Friday 25 August (Day Two)
9.00 am: Arrive at Queens Wharf
9.15 am: Bus departs
11.00 am: RePurpose Community Recycling Centre
12.00 pm: Lunch
1.00 pm: Reclaim
2.30 pm: Auckland Inorganic Recovery Project
4.30 pm: Arrive at Queens Wharf. End of the study tour.
WasteMINZ in its sole discretion reserves the right to alter, change, amend or remove portions of the itinerary.
Supersaver (register and pay before 28 July 2017)
Standard (register and pay after 28 July 2017)
What isn’t included?
Abilities Group: Abilities enriches the lives of people with disabilities through meaningful work. Their labour force provides a range of manual labour services including e-waste collection and processing. They are contracted to process e-waste generated from Auckland’s new inorganic collection service.
Helensville Community Recycling Centre: A Council owned site, operated by a local community trust, the Helensville Community Recycling Centre provides a range resource recovery and waste services to their community. Aside from drop off services for the major waste streams, the site also contains a reuse shop, repair shed and baling operation.
Waitakere Refuse and Recycling Centre: This large Council owned and operated site includes a transfer station, learning centre and a Community Recycling Centre operated by McLaren Park Henderson South (MPHS) Community Trust.
Green Gorilla Waste Processing Facility: With a purpose-built facility, Green Gorilla accepts and processes a wide range of materials including construction and demolition waste. All forms of wood are processed into chip for supply to Golden Bay Cement for use as a Biofuel to replace coal.
RePurpose Community Recycling Centre: Auckland’s newest Community Recycling Centre is a pop-up site operated as a trial between Earth Action Trust and transition towns group, Grey Lynn 2030. Without any power, water or buildings the operators have based the site around 8 – 10 shipping containers.
Reclaim: The largest privately owned supplier of recyclable resources in NZ, Reclaim processes over 300 tonnes of recyclable commodities daily to remove contaminants and prepare for use locally or internationally.
Auckland Inorganic Recovery Project: Following changes to Auckland’s inorganic collection, all recoverable material is now brought to this central site for redistribution to community groups throughout the region. A partnership between Waste Management, Auckland Council and the Community Recycling Network.
The tour is open to anyone interested in supporting and enabling resource recovery in their communities.
However, it has been designed with the following people in mind:
If you’re not sure whether it’s right for you, please email Paul Evans.