The Junction

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We’re streamlining our waste collection in line with the new Government alert level.

Our priority is to keep delivering our core services, including waste collection but we need to adapt to these unprecedented times.

Therefore The Junction will be temporarily closed.


Temporarily closed

Location: Colson Road, New Plymouth.

Accepts: pre-loved items that can be reused or upcycled, reusable building material, and recyclable materials (glass, paper, cardboard, tin, plastic 1-7).

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.

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 it's operation to The Junction's Facebook page.