Once collected, recyclable materials and waste are transported to Recovery Facilities (also known as Transfer Stations) for consolidation. EnviroWaste operates a network of modern Recovery Facilities across New Zealand that receive material from both EnviroWaste and third-party collection vehicles.
In the past, Recovery Facilities were merely a stopover between kerbside collection and the landfill. Now, Recovery Facilities provide an efficient way of maximising waste minimisation by extracting additional recyclable and organic materials from the waste stream, and processing other waste for disposal.
EnviroWaste has extensively researched the design of modern transfer facilities in order to accommodate the diverse range of activities demanded by its customers. The facilities incorporate provision for materials extraction and recycling mechanisms for public drop-off and re-sale.
In addition, where the transfer station incorporates public access, garden waste drop off centres are provided which include green waste reception and transfer operations as well as sales outlets for gardening and landscaping products. In areas with low population densities, these public recycling centres are often an efficient means of providing a recycling service.