Resource recovery training now available

We’re extremely pleased to announce the launch of our Resource Recovery Training programmes, developed and delivered with the support of Auckland Council.

The aim of the programme is to provide relevant skills and knowledge required to safely and effectively work at a community resource recovery centre. There will be two courses on offer – a Certificate in Resource Recovery Operations and a Certificate in Resource Recovery Management.

Our first two-day Resource Recovery Operations training course will be happening in Auckland on November 20-21st. For more information on the Certificate in Resource Recovery Operations download the programme summary here.

The course will cover the basics of machinery, equipment, processing, health & safety and zero waste concepts. It is suitable for those currently employed in the sector, or those interested in being employed in the sector.

The cost is $150 excl GST per attendee for Auckland participants and $550 excl GST per attendee for those people coming from outside of Aucklan.

If this seems like a great deal for Aucklanders, it is. We will be using some of our Auckland Council funding to offer subsidies to Auckland groups, in support of the building of a great Auckland Resource Recovery Network. For those of you outside of Auckland we would be interested in getting a similar thing happening with other councils so do get in touch if this is something you’d be interested in working with us on.

If you want more info on the November course email or call Marty on 0272302256 or email


The images are from tour September pilot course that ran in Alexandra with Alex and Wanaka Wastebusters staff.

Resource Recovery Networking Lunch

Kia ora Koutou,

The Community Recycling Network and Auckland Council invite you to a Auckland Community Resource Recovery Networking Lunch

4 September 12 noon – 2.00 pm
Lynfield Room, Fickling Centre
546 Mt Albert Road (there is plenty of parking)

The community recycling movement in Auckland is growing – there are lots of initiaitves and big visions bubbling up, lots of passionate people and Auckland now has it’s very own Community Recycling Centres in Waiuku and Helensville.

Join us to:

  • Hear about new opportunities presented by the Inorganic Collection in a short presentation from Sei Brown, Project Manager, CRN Reuse Project
  • Build up your networks and make new connections

RSVP for catering purposes to:
Jenny Chilcott –