Waiheke Community Resource Recovery Park
All you need to know
It’s time for us to rethink waste.
The opening of the Community Resource Recovery Park (RRP) marks a milestone in the growth of Auckland Council’s Resource Recovery Network, which is currently made up of eight Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) spread across the region. Waiheke’s Community RRP operates from the previous Waiheke Transfer Station site at 108-110 Ostend Road. The Waiheke Zero Waste Partnership – made up of the local Waiheke branch of AIM Services and local community organisations, Island Waste Collective (IWC) and Clean Island (CI) – is running the new operation in collaboration with Auckland Council.
The Community RRP is located at the Waiheke Island Transfer Station site, 108-110 Ostend Road. It will help us all to reuse, repurpose, upcycle, and recycle our unwanted items – to turn waste into a resource and keep it out of the landfill. Keeping it local and building a sustainable future – by Waiheke, for Waiheke.
- 8am-4pm, seven days a week
- 12pm middday to 4pm, ANZAC Day (25 April)
- Closed on Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday.
Customers entering at Ostend Road will notice that the layout of the site has changed. Drop-off points for specific waste types may be different. Our friendly, local staff will be there to guide you to where you need to go.
There will be separate lanes for residential and commercial customers, along with an innovative new colour-coded system that will help recover useful items and materials and minimise the amount of waste sent to landfill. There will be three new bays:
- Green zone – for items that you think should or could be recycled or recovered.
- Amber zone – for items that you’re unsure about, including items that may be able to be repaired or made up of parts that could be reused or re-purposed.
- Red zone – for waste that can’t be reused, recycled, or recovered and needs to go to landfill.
The Free Shop at Tahi Road, currently operated by Island Waste Collective to redistribute useful items collected from the inorganic collection service, has closed. Customers will be able to drop off quality, pre-loved items at the Community RRP which will be made available for purchase in the new reuse shop.
The Community RRP is a ‘work in progress’. A second site at 4-6 Tahi Road has been secured to provide additional space for resource recovery activities at the Community RRP. The site will be developed gradually, and new services will be rolled out in due course.
Check back here for updates on new developments.
Read the media announcement on Our Auckland.