Trash to treasure | Auckland Council

Trash to treasure | Auckland Council


This is our site in Penrose,
it’s um – where we think the magic happens. So it starts when people
book a normal inorganic collection and – so once that happens,
the trucks will go out collect the items, and bring it back to the
warehouse so there’s a two truck system
that goes down the street and the box truck will collect all our
reusable items – and anything that looks like it could be recycled and our team will sort it out here, put it into, um, easy-to-access piles and then our community groups can
come in to have a look they come in, park their vehicles and jump out and ah – hopefully we’ll go out and have some fun,
look for some treasures. Our habitat trucks, um – they – they come out here at least once a day um – we come out here and pick up as much items as we can each and every one – we come here so we are always excited –
our truck drivers always excited! um, even our team back at the restores
are actually excited as well, to see what you know,
what their truck drivers bring back well I think it’s one of the great things – is that um, this is all free it’s part of the service that we offer – this is material that would always be in the landfill but our community groups find other ways and
home for these items all the material you see here would otherwise be in the landfill if it wasn’t for this program people so far have taken a lot of care in putting the things out to be collected you know, you’ve got items
that – you want a good home for it part of what we provide is an opportunity for
that to happen to support families and groups that are out there that can make really make something out of it this program just adds to what
people have been doing all the time so if you’ve been giving to
charity your own charities of choice giving things to school
or your own families we encourage that it still happens, and this is just
another way of where you can take things that you’re no longer using if we can help find homes for them I think
it will be very good for our community.

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