Waiorea Community Recycling Centre – Zero Waste Hub
In 2022 we commenced a new partnership with Auckland Council to develop and operate a flagship community resource recovery and education hub known as Waiōrea Community Recycling Centre located in Western Springs.
The name Waiōrea was chosen during the whenua and community consultation and early development period of the site and stems from Te Wai Orea which relates to the cultural and ecological heritage of Western Springs Lake, reflected in the lake’s Māori name ‘Te Wai Orea’, which means ‘waters of the eel’.
The local community is passionate about this kaupapa and we work collaboratively with them to make the space as their place.
‘Weaving collective strengths to create positive change.’