With the generous support of Auckland Council, we have developed two Resource Recovery Training programmes with the aim of providing relevant skills and knowledge required to safely and effectively work at a community resource recovery centre.

There will be two courses on offer – a Certificate in Resource Recovery Operations and a Certificate in Resource Recovery Management. For more information on the Certificate in Resource Recovery Operations download the programme summary here.

Our first two-day Resource Recovery Operations training course kicked off in Auckland on November 20-21st, and another will run in Auckland in June 2018. It covers the basics of machinery, equipment, processing, health & safety and zero waste concepts. It is suitable for those currently employed in the sector, or those interested in being employed in the sector.

The first Managers training will take place on the 15-16th May in Auckland. It is a two day introduction to running a resource recovery centre. Designed for current and aspiring supervisors and managers as well as people at governance level looking for an overview of what it takes to run a Community Recovery Centre and associated activities, it covers the themes of People, Resources, Activities and Impact.

The cost for both of the courses is $150 excl GST per attendee for Auckland community group participants and $550 excl GST per attendee for those people coming from outside of Auckland or non-members of the network.

If this seems like a great deal for Aucklanders, it is. We will be using some of our Auckland Council funding to offer subsidies to Auckland groups, in support of the building of a great Auckland Resource Recovery Network. For those of you outside of Auckland we would be interested in getting a similar thing happening with other councils so do get in touch if this is something you’d be interested in working with us on.

If you want more info on the courses email dorte@zerowaste.co.nz or call 021 975 352