Your step towards saving our planet
Every time you keep a reusable item from going to landfill you are taking a small step towards saving our planet.
We should not continue to bury things in holes in the ground when we have the capacity and technology to do other things with them.
Zero waste is our goal.
We want to see the number of carbon emissions released into our atmosphere drastically reduced and ultimately for us to move away from a linear economy to a circular one through rethinking waste.
Your business can partner with us
Become a supplier ensuring that valuable resources stay out of landfills! Approximately 85% of waste to landfill in Auckland comes from the commercial sector.
There are so many benefits of becoming a supplier and partnering with us. Being our partner allows you to know that you are working towards being a sustainable business, as you are keeping resources in circulation and supporting a shift towards a circular economy while also aligning with Auckland Council’s vision of Zero Waste to landfill 2040.
We collect directly from businesses across Auckland to help divert good quality products from landfill for reuse. Many of our products are deadstock packaging and textiles, cardboard, paper and loose parts.
Please get in touch and let’s talk if you are interested in partnering with us.
Hear from one of our partners
follows a “take-make-dispose” system
This means that we take raw resources from the earth that may have taken millions of years to make, and transform those into products, we use them often only once and then discard them. A linear economy produces products at the expense of our environment.
Excessive pressure and mining for non-renewable raw materials endangers essential ecosystems, such as water, air, and soil. This means that we take raw resources from the earth that may have taken millions of years to make, and transform those into products, we use them often only once and then discard them.
A linear economy produces products at the expense of our environment. Excessive pressure and mining for non-renewable raw materials endangers essential ecosystems, such as water, air, and soil.
Stops waste being produced in the first place
A circular economy is more sustainable for us because the circular economy stops waste being produced in the first place by using renewable resources, materials and energy and ultimately regenerating the environment.
It is a model of production and consumption, which involves redesigning, sharing, renting, repurposing, reusing, repairing, and recycling existing materials and products so that their life cycle is extended as long as possible.
You can donate your left-over creative resources
We collect a wide variety of non-toxic, clean and safe items like card, paper, haberdashery, thread, wallpaper, fabric, natural materials,classroom resources, puzzles, corks, buttons, just to name a few! You can donate your left-over creative resources, like fabric and destash directly to us.
We do not take
Bedding, polystyrene, batteries, clothes, rubbish, household recycling, tiny scraps of fabric, E-waste or anything that is smelly or dirty!
Where possible please contact us beforehand to discuss what you want to donate otherwise come down when we are open and have a chat with one of our awesome volunteers.
Not close to us?
You can donate to other Resources centres too
The Northshore Resource Centre
Devonport Community Recyling Centre
Henderson Tipping Point
Waiuku Zero Waste
Helensville Community Recycling Centre 31 Mill Road, Helensville
Mahurangi Waste Busters
Click on the links for where to responsibly recycle these items
Call your local Charity shop or Recycling Centre to see if they need them.
Call your local Charity Shop to check if they need what you have.
Check out local sell on behalf recycling boutiques.
Pay it forward and donate high quality to places like Koha Apparel or Everlasting.
Join a reuse market or clothing swap, check out your local community or Facebook for the next one happening in your area.
Rubbish and Recycling
Computer Recycling, Penrose regular community pop ups.
Go Recycle, New Lynn
EcoMatters, New Lynn and Henderson
Noel Leeming, St Lukes and Wairau Park