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 junction@wise.org.nz
 Recycling plant tours and workshops at The Junction - email info@sustainabletaranaki.org.nz 

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:

Tiles

Side tables

Kitchenware

Bricks and pavers

Chairs

Bicycles

Timber

Shelves

Children's toys

Roofing iron

Tables

Tools

Guttering and downpipes  

Ottomans

Outdoor furniture

Tapware and accessories

Desks

Jewellery

Wooden boards

Filing cabinets

Sporting goods

Screws/nails

 

Craft materials

Cabinets/vanities

   E-waste

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

Windows/doors 
Glass and mirrors
Gib board 
China/bric-a-brac
Large furniture
Ladders
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
Cots
Electrical appliances
Gas appliances
White ware
Safety equipment
Pirated items
Explicit content
Munitions 
Fireworks
Food items
Hazardous materials
Paint and chemicals
General waste
Asbestos containing items
Tyres