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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.

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 28 Nov


  • Tue 29 Nov

    10:00AM – 4:00PM

  • Wed 30 Nov

    10:00AM – 4:00PM

  • Thu 01 Dec

    10:00AM – 4:00PM

  • Fri 02 Dec

    10:00AM – 4:00PM

  • Sat 03 Dec

    10:00AM – 4:00PM

  • Sun 04 Dec

    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 free tour

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, free of charge, and have been tailored to suit young children (3+), reading age students, and adults from across the community. 


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?