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Te Maunga Transfer Station upgrade

Te Maunga Transfer Station will be upgraded into an extensive Resource Recovery Park, with better recycling and waste disposal facilities, including a reuse centre and a construction and demolition recovery plant. 

On 18 March 2021, we received $20.5 million in funding from the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) to provide essential waste infrastructure to reduce the waste sent to landfill. The funding will go towards kerbside collection bins for 58,000 households; upgrading Te Maunga Transfer Station; and expanding our recycling service to include number 5 plastic bottles and containers.

The Te Maunga upgrade will cost $14.5 million, with $10.5 million being funded by the MfE. The remaining funding will come from transfer station income.

Changes for commercial operators at Te Maunga Transfer Station

Due to the upgrade, from 2 August 2021 we will no longer be able to accept municipal consolidated waste transported in front-end loaders or rear-entry compactors.  The following waste streams will continue to be accepted:

  • Recycling and general waste from the public
  • Gantry bins containing construction and demolition waste only
  • Green waste 
  • Construction and demolition waste, cleanfill, concrete etc.

Read more about the MfE funding

Learn more about our kerbside service

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