Location: Colson Road, New Plymouth.
Opening hours: Shop and drop-off 10am to 3pm, Tuesday to Sunday
Recycling bins 8am to 4.30pm, seven days
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).
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 its operation to The Junction's Facebook page.