One 'Hell' of an opening

Last Updated : 31 Oct 2017
Whangaparaoa Community Recycling Centre
Hell's Pizza arrives at the lunchtime opening with Marama Winder, Julia Parfitt, Sandy Singh and Betsy Kettle.

Hells Pizza and $15,000 of Atlas Concrete slabs are just two examples of generous community donors that have helped social enterprise Hibiscus Cost Zero Waste renovate Whangaparāoa’s Community Recycling Centre.

Thanks to many other generous donations from across the community, the site has been reconstructed and is now open for people to drop off cardboard, glass, plastics, metals, polystyrene, e-waste and batteries for recycling.

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Chair, Julia Parfitt is excited by the recent opening of the Whangaparāoa Community Recycling Centre.

“It offers the people of the Coast a well-located facility that totally compliments the kerbside services that Auckland Council provides.

“This collaborative grassroots community initiative gives us the opportunity to effectively demonstrate how together we can achieve the ambitious zero waste targets the region has set,” she says.

Whangaparaoa Community Recycling Centre seatbelt opening
Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Chairperson Julia Parfitt opening the recycled car seat-belt ribbon.

Ian Stupple, General Manager of Auckland Council’s Waste Solutions, says the council is committed to supporting community enterprises that share its vision of zero waste.

“Working with social enterprises like Hibiscus Zero Waste to open local community recycling centres is another milestone towards developing an Auckland-wide resource recovery network.

"The Whangaparāoa Community Recycling Centre is a great example of a local community benefiting from using waste as a resource." 

Aucklanders are already good recyclers, but we can do much more – community recycling centres are designed to help us do just that. 

Currently there are four other community recycling centres across Auckland and more on the way.  Auckland Council is working with communities and the recycling industry to develop a network of resource-recovery sites that will help Aucklanders to reduce, reuse and recycle.

To find out more about the Whangaparāoa Community Recycling Centre and the rest of Auckland’s Resource Recovery Network, visit Make the Most of Waste

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