A new Refuse Transfer Station (RTS), incorporating a Resource Recovery Centre, is being constructed on Moewai Road in Whitianga and should be open for use in the summer of 2022/23. The focus of the new RTS is to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and provide an easy, hassle-free service for residents and visitors. A business plan is heading to the 28 June 2022 Council meeting for a Resource Recovery Centre at the RTS site which will collect, sort, and recover usable construction waste materials and divert reusable materials from landfill. Our Council has partnered with the Mercury Bay Resource Recovery Centre Trust to build and operate the Resource Recover Centre. It will operate much like the Seagull Centre, next to the Thames RTS, and the Goldmine, next to the Coromandel Town RTS. The main access to the new transfer station will be through Abrahamson Drive which will decrease the possibility for vehicle queues on Moewai Road during peak times. A one-way traffic management plan will shepherd vehicles through automated weighbridges with barrier arms to control the flow of traffic.