Waste site opens

Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector Poto Williams, Auckland Mayor Phill Goff, MPs Mark Mitchell and Marja Lubeck, Councillor Greg Sayers and Rodney Local Board chair Beth Houlbrooke were among around 50 people present for the official opening of Mahurangi Wastebusters’ Lawrie Road Refuse & Recycling Centre on Wednesday, September 4. Minister Williams said social enterprise was the way of the future and the Wastebusters sites were a great example of how communities could come together to reduce their imprint.

“I think it’s quite poetic that it’s on an old landfill,” she said. “It’s a gentle reminder of where we were and where we need to be.”