Next week, Waiheke will start ushering in a new waste minimisation and resource recovery era on the island. 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) – will operate new waste and resource recovery services, in partnership with Auckland Council.
Waiheke Island Transfer Station will be closed to the public and all customers for three days from Tuesday 30 June to Thursday 2 July to allow for the transition to the new Community Resource Recovery Park.
Changes to Auckland Council’s roadside waste collection services on Waiheke are now underway. The new rubbish and recycling collection services are designed to reduce waste to landfill and align more closely with services delivered across the region.
Paper and cardboard recycling processing in Auckland will resume as normal for May, as Auckland Council has been able to secure an overseas market for up to 4000 tonnes of mixed paper and cardboard materials.