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IWK Resource Recovery Centre

Keeping Kaikōura 


Our vision is to send zero waste to landfill. We currently divert approximately 75% of our waste away from landfill.

IWK are working with the Kaikōura District Council on a range of developments and upgrades to make sure we are doing all we can to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle effectively.

If you live in the catchment area for Thursday recycling collection but don't have two green recycling crates or a green recycling bag, you are able to collect them from the weighbridge on site.

What can be dropped off at the
Resource Recovery Centre...


IWK's (Innovative Waste Kaikōura) aim is for zero waste to landfill. For that to happen we will take most waste or broken materials and things you no longer need and try and find a second life for them. This might be by reselling them in our shop, by recycling them, or by turning it into a new product like compost, or bark or paving stones. The Resource Recovery Centre consists of a second hand shop, a recycling drop off point, a metal, e-waste, timber and tyre depository, a compost system and even a spot for your agrochemical containers and silage wrap.



We are open Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 9:00 am until 4:00 pm

9am - 12 noon on Tuesday
Weekends & Public Holidays 10:00 am until 4:00 pm 
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday. 

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At the Resource Recovery Centre you can drop-off anything that you can put out for collection from the kerbside. This includes:

E-waste Recycling

Metal and E-Waste Drop-off

Visit our metal area and drop-off any metal products and objects. We also take batteries, old car batteries and small household ones. We also take e-waste, computers, TVs as well as cars, fridges and other larger white wear items. If your unsure have a word to our helpful staff and they will be able to advise you. 

Second Hand & Preloved

Second hand shop

Our shop of pre-loved good aims to get people reusing the things they don't want any more. We sell a vast array of stuff from furniture and clothes to books, kitchen implements, games and miscellaneous knick-knacks. Come in and leave what you don't want. But don't leave until you have bought something else.

We also collect and re-sell electrical items. Read More

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous and other material

There is a load of other things we will take off your hands as well (anything to stop it going in the landfill!) such as hazardous chemicals, oil (including used cooking oils), paints and tyres. 

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