As part of a broader plan to divert waste from landfill, the Government today announced $10.67 million for new infrastructure as part of the Resource Recovery Network across the Auckland region.

“This key investment in Auckland’s community recycling network is part of the Government’s Infrastructure Reference Group ‘shovel ready’ projects and will make a significant difference in reducing waste in Auckland,” said Associate Minister for the Environment Eugenie Sage.

“The Resource Recovery Network is made up of community recycling sites that are Auckland Council owned and community enterprise run. They are facilities where residents can drop off unwanted goods which are then sold for reuse and recycling, creating income that supports local jobs, training and volunteering opportunities,” said Eugenie Sage.

“This is a major investment in strengthening the resource recovery network across the Auckland Council region. It aligns with Auckland Council’s vision to be ‘zero waste by 2040, taking care of people and the environment and turning waste into resources.

“It will help Auckland emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic and transition quickly to a future with on-shore resource recovery infrastructure and high performing kerbside recycling systems addressing our rubbish record on waste. It benefits smaller centres in the region as well as the city.

Read the full media release from the Ministry for the Environment
Read the media release from Auckland Council