Park Street recycling station upgrade starts next week

Upper Hutt’s Park Street recycling station is getting a makeover to expand and improve its operation.

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 13 FEB 2019—Upper Hutt City Council will begin the upgrade of the recycling station in Park Street, next week. This project was included in the Long Term Plan 2018 – 2028 and completion will allow the station to be open to the community seven days a week, make it more user-friendly, and increase its collection capacity.

The current recycling station setup will be reconfigured to make its current location available for the upgraded station, without the loss of service during construction. The new temporary setup will be operational from Thursday 21 February 2019.

The temporary setup will remain in place for the duration of construction of the expanded and redesigned station. This is expected to take around six to eight weeks, with the planned opening of the new permanent station scheduled for early April 2019.

The temporary recycling station will be setup in the carpark further along Park Street, as shown in the accompanying image, to allow the construction to start on the new station.

Service days and hours remain unchanged for now.

During construction there will be reduced parking available and access to the temporary bins will be different to the current set up. With reduced parking and driving space in the area, Council asks that users please be careful and considerate to ensure everyone’s safety in the vicinity of the temporary setup.

In preparation of the new station opening, Council will be removing the shrubbery and the old fence line which runs behind the existing cardboard cages at the station. The wall will be cleaned and a mural with a waste minimisation theme will be painted on the exposed wall to reinforce a waste-minimisation/recycling message. This will tidy the area up and reduce the amount of rubbish that gets caught amongst the vegetation and fence line.

For more information, go to www.upperhuttcity.com/recycling or contact Council’s Waste Minimisation Officer on (04) 527 2169.