Waste Sorting Centre

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Waste Sorting Centre

Blenheim Waste Sorting Centre

The waste sorting centre is accessed via George Conroy Drive. All waste deliveries are recorded via the site weighbridges (charges apply).

Location

The waste sorting centre is located at 12 George Conroy Drive.

What is accepted at the waste sorting centre?

The waste sorting centre will accept grass, greenwaste and rubbish. All materials delivered to the site will be recorded via the weighbridges and charges applied based on weight. Mixed loads of greenwaste and rubbish will be charged as rubbish.

Fees and Charges

The waste sorting centre charges by weight.

See current rates for waste fees

Frequently asked questions

Opening hours

Open all year, below are the non-summer periods:

Day

Time (open)

Monday to Friday

8.00 am to 4.30 pm

Weekends

10.00 am to 4.00pm

See public holiday opening times

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

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The Facility

The Waste Sorting Centre (WSC) receives waste from the community. The facility allows the community to divert material from landfill when an alternative market or demand exists.

The facility is constructed on two levels on the site of the original Blenheim transfer station. The upper level receives waste from the community and provides options to separate out wood, metal, brick, soil, ewaste and hazardous waste into various bays and containers.

There are also three Safety Refuse Tipping (SRT) machines that allow the community to unload their waste and have it transferred into the sorting shed. Waste received inside the shed is then put through a mechanical and hand sort to extract materials which have an existing end market.

The WSC is subject to fees and charges.

See current rates for waste fees

Loading waste from height

The site has a number of open bays and waste containers that are loaded from above. To mitigate the potential for slips and falls, safety gates have been installed.

Outputs from the WSC

The outputs from the sorting centre are recorded via the weighbridge. The following table provides a breakdown of these outputs for the previous year and is updated each July.

2020-21 Outputs

Product Id

Product Name

Weigh Count

Docket Count

Net Weight

OUT_GrassGW

Greenwaste Grass Out

206

206

-1179.12

OUT_RESG12

Residual Waste Out G1 & G2

313

313

-828.84

OUT-BARK

Bark Sales

39

39

11.52

OUT-CARD

Cardboard Out

124

124

-28.33

OUT-COMP

Compost Sales

116

116

84.83

OUT-ESCRAP

Escrap Out

15

15

-2.88

OUT-GIB

GIB Out

1

1

-2.57

OUT-GMIX

Garden Mix Sales

84

84

52.46

OUT-METAL

Metals Out

36

36

-818.79

OUT-RESIDU

Residual Waste Out

4

4

-10.08

OUT-RESWSC

Residual Waste Out WSC

1215

1215

-4005.3

OUT-RUB

Rubble Out

159

159

-1424.91

OUT-SHOP

Out Shop

241

241

-66.95

OUT-TWOOD

Treated Wood Out

20

20

-56.76

OUT-TYRES

Tyres Out

15

15

-36.19

OUT-UWOOD

Untreated Wood Out

5

5

-2.87

Pallets

Out-Pallets

3

3

0.44

Totals

2596

2596

-8314.34