EcoCentral oversees the processing of recycling and refuse
collections from throughout the Canterbury region for both
households and commercial premises.
EcoCentral operates the following facilities:
- The EcoSort, a large semi-automated plant that processes the
recycling product received from the yellow recycling bin for
Christchurch and the surrounding region.
- The 3 EcoDrops receiving refuse from either the household red
bin collections or directly from the public or commercial
operations. On the same site the EcoDrop recycling centres receives
many recycling or reusable items that cannot go into the yellow
- The EcoShop is located on Blenheim Road. This retail outlet
receives material from the EcoDrops, checks it for safety and
retails these items to the public, thereby diverting material from
With 3 recycling and refuse stations strategically located
around Christchurch, the public are able to responsibly drop their
recycling/refuse which is not accepted in the weekly kerbside bin
collection. Gas bottles, car batteries, engine oil, furniture and
many other items are collected and sorted. Potentially recyclable
items which still have a useful life left to run are collected and
sent to the EcoShop.
What is unable to be salvaged is then passed over the
weighbridge towards the refuse area. Green waste is separated and
sent for composting, the remainder enters the waste pit, and is
transported to Kate Valley.
The inventory for the EcoShop is taken from the 3 EcoDrop
recycling centres around Christchurch. Electrical items are tested
and repaired if necessary before being placed on sale. Everything
is assessed for value and functionality before being given a modest
sell price and placed on display to the public.
The stock is always changing but there is one common element.
People have made an important and conscious decision to drop off
their goods for someone else to buy and love.
As a part of Christchurch City Holdings Limited and owned by
Christchurch City Council, we are an integral part of our
city. We automatically sort all the yellow bin recycling, we
run three EcoDrops within the city, accepting and processing
refuse. and the EcoShop offering products rescued from the waste
We are passionate about recycling and about having a great time
at work. We are committed to reducing the amount of waste
going to landfill and finding ways to ensure Christchurch leads the
way in recycling.
Being a part of our team means you want to make a difference to
our wonderful city. The opportunities for personal growth and
development are large as we further develop our systems and
processes for Christchurch.
To process a high proportion of CCC controlled waste into usable
resources, with a target of minimising the residual waste sent to
Ensuring that the EcoDrops, EcoSort and EcoShop are available
and fully operational 7 days per week (excluding the five major
public holidays) to achieve this objective.
To identify, develop and implement innovative processes that
reduce waste and help create a circular economy.
Encourage sustainable resource use and provide facilities for
the diversion of waste from landfill where that waste can be
converted into reusable resources, in a commercially viable manner,
with minimal environmental impact.
EcoCentral intends to work with CCC on developing education
strategies to improve waste minimisation.
To operate all facilities in 100% compliance with the consents
Ensure that EcoCentral's operations generate annual operating
surpluses allowing the Company to continue its term debt repayment
program and make a positive contribution against the capital
To undertake sound strategic & financial planning to ensure
that capacity is available to meet the waste & recycling
processing needs of Christchurch City in a commercially viable
Health & Safety
To protect and ensure the safety and wellbeing of all staff,
customers and contractors visiting our sites by driving a safety
focused culture, adopting best-practice processes and equipment
available to the industry
The EcoCentral Limited Health & Safety Policy can be found
by clicking here.