Let’s halve our city’s waste by 2028 by recycling more at our transfer station.
Te Maunga Transfer Station will be upgraded into an extensive Resource Recovery Park, with better recycling and waste disposal facilities, plus a construction and demolition recycling/recovery facility for commercial operators.
Construction is due to start mid-2023 and be completed by the end of 2025.
The costs of the upgrades will be covered by us (council), Ministry for the Environment and EnviroNZ, a mix of public and private organisations working together in partnership. The remaining funding will come from the transfer station’s income.
While residents will still be able to use the facilities at Te Maunga Transfer Station while it is being upgraded, there may be longer wait times than normal (especially in peak times) for recycling and rubbish drop off services, due to the construction taking place.
Proposed project timeline
- Designs for the upgrades to the facilities complete – early 2023
- Construction contract for upgrades awarded to successful contractor after ‘Request for Tender’ process completed with local construction companies – mid 2023
- Construction for upgrades begins – mid 2023
- New recycling/recovery facilities open for construction and demolition companies to begin using – end of 2024
- New recycling/recovery facilities open for the wider community to use – end of 2025
Please note, these are proposed timings only at this stage and are likely to change as the project progresses. We will keep the community updated of any changes to timelines on our website as they occur.