WRRC reopening Tuesday 28 April 2020

The Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre will open for recycling and green waste collection services from Tuesday 28 April 2020


During COVID-19 Alert Level 3, only the front of the Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre will be open for recycling.


Monday – Sunday       09.00am – 10.00am    ONLY OPEN TO CITIZENS 65+

Monday – Sunday       10.00am – 04.30pm     OPEN TO ALL -Due to queues and long delays the time of closing may vary.

Monday – Sunday.      04.30pm – 09.00am     CLOSED (Centre will not be accessible during these hours)

We are experiencing heavy volumes and long DELAYS so please follow instructions.


Staff will manage traffic flow in Maria Place and into the centre.

There will be no walking access to the front of the centre at any time,


A maximum of (6) vehicles will be permitted access at any one time.

ONE OUT – ONE IN policy

ONLY (1) PERSON from each vehicle is permitted to recycle.


Greenwaste entrance is on the left furthest driveway from the Fire Station. Follow signs.

Drive directly to the greenwaste pit and remain in your vehicle.

An operator will process your payment and give further instructions.



We will not be accepting these products during COVID-19 Alert Level 3 status.


We must apply these stringent controls to preserve the basic principle and purpose for

COVID-19 Alert Level 3 status, to restrict contact with others by implementing effective hygiene practices, maintaining a physical distance and contactless engagement. Community cooperation and calm is encouraged and will ensure a safe environment and experience.

Dale Cobb 

Centre Manager


Thanks a million Fiona for your support

Another one of our local customers who has generously dropped off some home baking products for the team at the Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre. Fiona Siddals is a regular client, and appreciates the effort and service our team members provide every time she visits the centre. Thanks a million Fiona for your support.

Donald Trott gifts an 8th anniversary cake to WRRC

One of our most regular and respected customers Donald Trott gifts a celebration cake to the staff at the Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre. Seen here presenting the 8th anniversary cake to the Centre Manager Dale Cobb.

Cobb says, “Donald is one of a group of very unique individuals who visit the site regularly, a real gem and genuine good bugger who makes us all feel very special here at the centre. He has been gifting cakes on an annual basis for a number of years now, and we can’t thank Donald enough for his generous support. “

The Green Factor…Growing our Greenwaste

We are getting lots of Green-waste dropped off at the WRRC.  The wide concrete surface of our collection bay allows for easy backing and unloading. And there’s an added bonus… No MUD to trample through if you’ve forgotten to throw your gumboots in the car before leaving home!

Come on down. Our Prices are the lowest and most affordable in town.  And while you’re here – check out some of the other amazing services we have onsite.



We DO take lawn clippings, garden waste, shrubs and vegetation:)

We don’t take SOIL, Fill, Bricks, Concrete, Rubble, Flax,  Tree STUMPS, Yucca, Fan Palm or Cabbage Tree foliage. All of these products get caught up in and damage the mobile shredding plant!