One of the priorities for Warkworth Re:Sort has not only been to re-establish somewhere local to dispose of commercial and building waste, but to keep as much of that material out of landfill.
Construction and demolition waste is now thoroughly sorted, with all scrap metal recycled and, in a new initiative, wood waste turned into biofuel.
Ray Lambert says its Re:Fuel Your Wood scheme diverts waste wood from landfill throughout Northland and uses it as an alternative fuel source to coal in concrete production.
“We’re really excited to introduce our ‘refuel your woodwaste’ scheme to the district, as treated and non-treated wood makes up a significant portion of waste to landfill,” he said. “We’ve had a number of builders come on board already to divert wood from landfill at their construction sites.”
Recovered wood from Warkworth is taken to Northland Waste’s processing facility at its Puwera landfill, just south of Whangarei.