Resource Recovery Centre

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Resource Recovery Centre

Council operates the Resource Recovery Centre opposite the Blenheim Transfer Station on the Wither Road Extension at the western end of Wither Road. The opening hours can be seen below.

All year except summer period (see below):

Day

Time (open)

Monday to Friday

8.00 am to 4.30 pm

Saturday and Sunday

10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Summer period: Last Monday before Christmas to the Sunday after Waitangi Day.

Day

Time (open)

Monday to Friday

8.00 am to 4.30 pm

Saturday and Sunday

8.00 am to 4.00 pm

See public holiday opening times

For more information check out our recycling update.A wide range of recyclable materials can be dropped off there.

Check out FAQs

Go to Blenheim and Picton kerbside recycling page

Public holiday opening times

The Resource Recovery Centre is closed on Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day morning.

See here for other public holiday opening times

How much material do we recycle at the Resource Centre?

The following table shows the split of materials exported from the Resource Centre in tonnes. This information is updated annually in July.

Material

2017 to 2018

2018 to 2019

2019 to 2020

2020 to 2021

Cardboard

28%

28%

26%

27%

Paper

24%

21%

18%

13%

Plastics

8%

7%

4%

5%

Cans

2%

2%

3%

3%

Glass

38%

42%

49%

52%

Totals

100%

100%

100%

100%

The following table shows the tonnage that was exported from the Resource Centre. This information is updated annually in July.

Material

2017 to 2018

2018 to 2019

2019 to 2020

2020 to 2021

Cardboard

1,540

1,421

1,152

1,254

Paper

1,271

1,056

777

572

Plastics

423

302

192

211

Cans

112

115

97

113

Glass

2,035

2,559

2,149

2,348

Totals

5,381

5,453

4,367

4,499

Material

2017 to 2018

2018 to 2019

2019 to 2020

2020 to 2021

Cardboard

100% Offshore

0% Onshore

100% Offshore

0% Onshore

100% Offshore

0% Onshore

5% Offshore

95% Onshore

Paper

50% Offshore

50% Onshore

0% Offshore

100% Onshore

50% Offshore

50% Onshore

25% Offshore

75% Onshore

Plastics

80% Offshore

20% Onshore

50% Offshore

50% Onshore

80% Offshore

20% Onshore

65% Offshore

35% Onshore

Cans

0% Offshore

100% Onshore

0% Offshore

100% Onshore

0% Offshore

100% Onshore

0% Offshore

100% Onshore

Glass

0% Offshore

100% Onshore

0% Offshore

100% Onshore

0% Offshore

100% Onshore

0% Offshore

100% Onshore

Totals

Where does the recycling go when it leaves Marlborough?

Cardboard and paper are sent to onshore and offshore packaging manufacturers for reprocessing into new products. Glass is sent to the furnace in Auckland operated by Visy, for reprocessing into new glass bottles. Plastics are sent to onshore and offshore manufacturers to be made into new products. Cans (steel and alloy) are sent to onshore metal processors and ultimately get exported offshore for remanufacture into new products. The following table provides a general indication of the percentage split of offshore versus onshore reprocessing of recycling.

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