19 December 2016
Three community groups are working with New Plymouth District Council to provide a waste reduction and education facility for Taranaki.
The Community Reuse and Recycle Centre (CRRC) will be on Colson Road between the transfer station and the material recovery facility, and is planned to begin operating by the end of next year.
“We had seven applications from community groups who were interested in working with us on building a business plan and operating the facility,” says Infrastructure Manager David Langford.
“We’re really pleased to announce that we’ve signed a memorandum of understanding with WISE, which is based in Waitara and has a strong background in community projects, and the Taranaki Education Trust.
“We’ll also have Xtreme Zero Waste, which runs a similar facility in Raglan, on board as an adviser.”
Mr Langford says the three groups provide a combination of skills and experience, with WISE to operate the reuse and recycle activities and the trust to operate the education services.
“We’re really excited about the potential this partnership has for developing our community’s interest in reducing waste through reuse, recycling and education.
“Exactly what activities and services are provided through the CRRC will be determined through the business plan’s development,” he says.