Wastebusters has been awarded the contract to run the Rakaia Resource Recovery Park.
The Ashburton District Council yesterday signed a two-year contract with the local trust.
Wastebusters Managers Sharon Breakwell and Tony Dawson say they are looking forward to working with the Council again.
The 21-year-old trust previously held the contract for the Ashburton Resource Recovery Park, but it was not renewed in 2010. Since then, the new managers have been working hard to improve Wastebusters' service. "We are over the moon to have a contract with the Council again and are excited to be serving the Rakaia community."
Rakaia man Kevin Cameron, who has had considerable experience in resource recovery parks, has joined the team as Site Manager.
In addition to disposing of household rubbish, greenwaste and recycling, the park will now also accept farm recycling (such as silage covers and bale wrap) and polystyrene.
The managers also hope the community will make more use of the park's re-use shop, where second-hand items are sold on behalf of the Rakaia Community Association.
Neil Pluck, Chairman of the Rakaia Community Association, says the Association is "thrilled to have Wastebusters taking over our much-loved recycling park".
The Rakaia Resource Recovery Park has been operating for almost 15 years. Its opening hours are Monday 10am - 12pm, Wednesday 3.30pm – 5.30pm, Friday 2pm – 4pm and Saturday 9am – 3pm.