The Junction

The Junction logo.

Location: Colson Road, New Plymouth.

Opening hours: Shop and drop-off 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Sunday.
      Closed 21 December, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 28 December, New Years Day, 2 January and 4 January.

       Recycling bins 8am to 4.30pm, seven days.
       Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Accepts: Pre-loved items that can be reused or upcycled, reusable building material, and recyclable materials (glass, paper, cardboard, tin, plastic 1, 2 and 5) are taken for free - find out more below. Also accepts e-waste (charges apply).

Contact: The Junction shop and drop-off  - phone 0508 238 837 or 027 555 1296 or email
 Recycling plant tours and workshops at The Junction - email 

Note: landfill and green waste still goes to the New Plymouth Transfer Station.

The Junction is a key part of our goal of becoming a Zero Waste region. Operated by WISE Charitable Trust and Sustainable Taranaki, The Junction is a community facility where we’re taking charge of our Zero Waste future by changing attitudes around waste minimisation and reuse. We’re doing this by:

  • Encouraging reduction of waste through reuse and recycling.
  • Encouraging the donation of preloved goods for resale.
  • Providing fun, hands-on education.

Head to the Sustainable Taranaki website to book a tour of The Junction.

Stage one of The Junction has opened with a drop-off area for recyclables and reusables, a shop and an education space, as well as the large artwork Pine Forest by Rose Petterson, which is made from off-cuts from building sites.

Stage two could include a workshop, a waste-to-art area and a site for businesses to set up activities. Development of stage two will depend on funding and public demand.

Please direct any questions about its operation to The Junction's Facebook page.


Refillable Household Cleansers:

Will and Able bulk refillable products are sold at The Junction. Bring your own containers and fill up on eco-dish liquid, eco-hand soap, eco-laundry liquid, eco-mutli-purpose cleaner and eco-toilet cleaner.

We accept

Construction leftovers: Small furniture:   Other:


Side tables


Bricks and pavers





Children's toys

Roofing iron



Guttering and downpipes  


Outdoor furniture

Tapware and accessories



Wooden boards

Filing cabinets

Sporting goods



Craft materials



Light fittings


Spare parts


Please note all items must be in good condition, we will not accept items that are in a poor condition and are not be able to be sold through The Junction store.

We recycle

Household batteries
Milk bottle tops
Writing instruments
Shaving razors 
 The Collective suckies/containers
Aluminium can tabs/wine tops 
Bread tags 
Zip-lock bags/cling wrap
Oral care products (tooth brushes, toothpaste tubes) 
 L'Or/L'Affare/Moccona/Illy/Jed's/Nescafe Dolce Gusto Coffee Capsules
 Scrap metals

We sometimes accept

Glass and mirrors
Gib board 
Large furniture
Pet goods

Whether we can accept these goods will depend on the condition of the product, and the space we have available to store them. It may pay to call ahead before bringing these items 0508-238-837.


We do not accept

Car seats
Baby walkers
Safety equipment
Pirated items
Explicit content
Food items
Hazardous materials
Paint and chemicals
General waste
Asbestos containing items