We are very excited to announce that we are partnering with Envision NZ to deliver a Resource Recovery Study Tour in Auckland and Waikato on 22 and 23 March 2018.
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 Matthew Luxon and WasteMINZ Chief Executive Paul Evans.
Thursday 22 March (Day One)
9.30 am: Meet at Queens Wharf
10.00 am: Catch 10 am ferry to Devonport
10.30 am: Devonport Community Recycling Centre
11.45 pm: Lunch in Takapuna
1.15 pm: Green Gorilla Waste Processing Facility
2.15 pm: Visy Material Recovery Facility
3.15 pm: Depart Visy for Raglan
5.45 pm: Arrive at Raglan accommodation
7.00 pm until late: Group dinner with guest speaker
Friday 23 March (Day Two)
8.00 am: Group breakfast in Raglan
9.15 am: Xtreme Zero Waste
11.00 am: Depart Xtreme Zero Waste – with lunch en route
12.45 pm: Hampton Downs Landfill and Composting Facility
2.15 pm: Depart Hampton Downs
3.30 pm: Drop off at Auckland Airport
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.
Commercial destinations, in their sole discretion, reserve the right to refuse access to direct competitors.
Supersaver (register and pay before 16 February 2018)
Standard (register and pay after 16 February 2018)
What isn’t included?
Devonport Community Recycling Centre: Devonport Community Recycling Centre is run by Global Action Plan Oceania, a registered environmental charity whose objective is to divert waste from landfill and provide sustainable new jobs and volunteer opportunities for the community. Proceeds from the shop on site from the sale of reusable and upcycled goods from the shop on site are invested back into the venture and the local community.
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.
Visy Material Recovery Facility: The Visy recycling facility has some of the most advanced sorting technology in New Zealand and is the country’s biggest Materials Recovery Facility. The MRF handles all of Auckland’s kerbside recyclables (some 140,000 tons per year).
Xtreme Zero Waste Raglan: Xtreme Zero Waste is a community enterprise using business as a tool to meet the needs of their community. They are contracted by Waikato District Council to operate the Raglan Resource Recovery Centre, which gives the community opportunities to access their resources. Their contract includes kerbside collections (including food waste), street bins and Zero Waste Education.
Hampton Downs Landfill and Composting Facility: Hampton Down’s is a state-of-the-art landfill facility servicing the broader Waikato and Auckland regions. While the new composting operation is designed to process both green waste and food waste using an enclosed aerated composting system. It produces a compost product for use as cover material at the landfill site or for sale to commercial markets.
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.