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Information and updates on the progress of our exciting Reconnect Project at the Pines Resource Recovery Park.

Based at the Pines Resource Recovery Park near Rolleston, the Reconnect Project is an innovative and ambitious project aimed at getting people thinking differently about waste materials, showcasing recovery of materials from the waste stream, and alternative options to landfill. A community hub incorporating waste diversion and minimisation, sustainability, inspiration to create a sense of excitement and passion for making meaningful change and a drive towards Ōhanga āmiomio - a circular economy.

The first stage of this project is complete and includes a relocated and expanded recycling and reusables drop-off area, under a canopy.

The second stage (planned for late 2022) is the reuse shop, salvaged materials yard, education centre and maker spaces.

Further planned stages include a garden hub, a multi-purpose waste hub and landscape supplies yard.