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Moving Rodney towards zero waste to landfill

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 7:07 pmPress Release: Auckland Council

New waste and resource recovery services support community to rethink waste

Moving Rodney towards zero waste to landfill

New transitional waste and resource recovery services are on the way for the transfer station sites currently operating at Lawrie Road, Snell’s Beach and Rustybrook Road, Wellsford.

Locals can look forward to these services coming on stream from mid-July 2019.

A change to existing transfer station services is required so that critical remediation works can be undertaken on the closed landfills located at each site.

Today, Auckland Council announced that Mahurangi Wastebusters would open a new Community Recycling Centre at each of the sites from mid-July 2019, with strong support from residents, ratepayers, local community groups, mana whenua, environmental organisations, and local businesses.

“The new Community Recycling Centres will deliver on two key outcomes that the community wanted to see from the transitional services – to ensure services remained affordable for residents and local businesses and that the new services would make it easy for everyone to do the right thing with their waste,” says Beth Houlbrooke, Chair of Rodney Local Board.

“Mahurangi Wastebusters has set ambitious landfill diversion targets for the sites that will be good news for the local community and the environment,” says Beth Houlbrooke.

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