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The Junction - Zero Waste Hub

We are a community facility taking charge of our Zero Waste future by encouraging reuse and recycling through fun, hands-on education. We accept pre-loved items that can be reused or upcycled, reusable building materials, and recyclable materials. These items are taken for free - find out more below.

Note: The Junction will be closed on Tuesday 7 March to repair minor damage caused by Cyclone Gabrielle.

The Junction logo

0508 238 837 or 027 555 1296
Colson Road, Waiwhakaiho, New Plymouth
Car parking
We have plenty of on-site carparking available.
Opening hours
  • Mon 27 Mar


  • Tue 28 Mar

    10:00AM – 4:00PM

  • Wed 29 Mar

    10:00AM – 4:00PM

  • Thu 30 Mar

    10:00AM – 4:00PM

  • Fri 31 Mar

    10:00AM – 4:00PM

  • Sat 01 Apr

    10:00AM – 4:00PM

  • Sun 02 Apr

    10:00AM – 4:00PM

Email: Shop and drop-off - junction@wise.org.nz. Recycling plant tours and workshops - info@sustainabletaranaki.org.nz 

Recycling bins: Open 8am to 4.30pm, seven days (except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday and Anzac Day).

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 do this through fun, hands-on education programmes that encourage reduction of waste through reuse and recycling as well as encouraging the donation of preloved goods for resale. 

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.

The Junction sign

Book a tour of The Junction

We have a wonderful education space and our tours are designed to accommodate a range of ages and up to 38 people.

Tours take place in the education space which looks down onto the facility through a huge 6m viewing window. They are an hour and a half in length and have been tailored to suit young children (3+), reading age students, and adults from across the community. Tours are $5 per person (which you get back as a voucher to spend at The Junction shop).

Learn more and book a tour

Refillable cleaning products

Will and Able bulk refillable products are sold at The Junction. Bring your own containers and fill up on eco-dish liquid, eco-hand soap, eco-laundry liquid, eco-multi-purpose cleaner and eco-toilet cleaner.

E-waste recycling depot 

Fixing and recycling our broken electronics is much better for the environment than putting them in the landfill. We correctly dispose of all e-waste, recycling all reusable material. 

There is a fee for this service. To find out more, and for information about commercial e-waste disposal, please see the link below.


What items do we accept?