ADOPT A RESOURCE

Destined for landfill, these resources were rescued and now need new homes. Send us a resource request if you think you could put them to use.

For on-site items (Rosebank Road):
Please note that we don't stock all these resources onsite, as we don't have the storage space. Once your request is received we will be in touch as soon as possible to confirm your appointment, or to reschedule if needed.
Please note: Requests may take up to one week to be confirmed.

For off-site items:
If there is contact details listed underneath an item that you are interested in, then please contact the resource provider directly. For off-site items without contact details, add the item to your resource request form and we will liaise with the business to access the items for you.

Our Address: Unit E / 489 Rosebank Road, Avondale, Auckland.

Open: Monday - Tuesday: 10am to 2pm.
Requested items may also be collected Monday - Thursday: 8am - 4pm however this is by appointment only. 

RESOURCES AVAILABLE

This initiative is kept alive by the money you spend on these resources. You'll notice below three sections: Chargeable Items, Koha/Donation Items and Free Off-Site Items. The chargeable items have set prices, whereas with the koha/donation items we ask you pay what the items are worth to you. Thank you!

Electrical Items - These legally must be tested and tagged before being sold (also this gives you piece of mind that your items are in safe working order when you buy them). A $4 surcharge will be added to these items which covers the cost of the test.

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AUCKLAND RESOURCES

CHARGEABLE ITEMS

These are our most valuable resources! All money made from the sale of these goes towards keeping the Adopt-a-Resource initiative running.

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Insulation Off-cuts

Description: Bags of Green Stuff recycled insulation. Varying thicknesses in each bag.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 10

Price: $10 each

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Electric Leaf Blower

Description: Well used but fully operational.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 1

Price: $15

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Ratchet straps

Description: Various sizes / load bearing.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: Many

Price: $5 each

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Ratchet straps (5000kg load bearing)

Description: Good condition.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 7

Price: $10 each

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Brass adapter/fitting

Description:

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: Small bag/~30

Price: $5 each or $50 for bag

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PVC line replacement (70m)

Description: Brand new.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 1

Price: $30

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Gas Hoses

Description: Various lengths.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: Many

Price: $2/m

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Jute Rug

Description:  Very good condition. Was over $400 new - label still attached.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 1

Price: $200

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Tarpaulin

Description: Various sizes. Some new, some used.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: Many

Price: 50c/meters squared

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Hazard sign

Description: Good condition.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 1

Price: $10

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Ladder Hinge

Description: Good condition.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 2 pairs

Price: $7/pair

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Extension Cables

Description: Lots of different sizes (1m - 30m)

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: Many

Price: $1 per metre

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Metal Barrel

Description: Food-grade metal barrels, used, assorted colours. Volume: 208 L

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: Ongoing but limited supply

Price: $10

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Fabric rolls

Description: Pink peach one = SOLD. Brown one = Unknown, new.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 1 of each

Price:  $10 pink one & $5 for the brown one

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Food sealer

Description: Includes sealer, seal roll and pre-cut bags. Good condition.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 1

Price: $125

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Decorative bird cage

Description: Saved from landfill, we think this cute cage has a new home just waiting. Wooded sides, metal top.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 1 of each

Price:  $15

KOHA/DONATION ITEMS

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Cushion Inners & Foam

Description: All different sizes. All brand new and unused (but some are a bit dusty). Great for DIY cushions and seating.

Location: On Site

Quantity: 30+

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Long Pallets

Description: 4m and 5m long. Untreated pine.

Location: Off site - Timothy Place

Quantity: 40

Contact: Toni - office@aesparts.co.nz - 09 828 9664

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Bubble wrap

Description: You cant tell from the picture, but these rolls are as large as a person, and heavy, you can have the whole thing, but you will need boot space. Or you can take what you need from the roll.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: Ongoing

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Paint rollers

Description: Good condition.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 1 new with foam, many used without foam

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Black bag

Description: Strap+handle, multiple compartments inside bag.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 1

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Metal poles with loop and bore

Description: Unused. Have a loop at top end and a twist/bore at the base. 1800mm tall.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 1

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25L Storage Container

Description: Screw lid, (Height 37 cm, Width 27 cm volume Approx 25 L) Food grade. Net weight when full 23 kg

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: Ongoing Supply (100's available)

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20L Water Container

Description: Clean

Location: Off site - 637 Whangaparaoa Road, Stanmore Bay

Quantity: Many

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Coat hangers

Description: Good condition.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 3 plastic, 3 with clips, many metal

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Stool with black top

Description: Weight capacity - 130 kg.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 1

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Black plastic bags

Description: 100 m x 30 m (approx), unused.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: Many

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Eco Lights

Description: Working condition.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 11

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Used Blinds

Description: Assortment of used blinds.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 4

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Shredded Paper

Description: Black bin bag full of shredded paper. Would be good as a source of carbon for composting.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 3

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Clear Glass Bottle

Description: Screw lid required (No lids) (Height 23 cm, 300 ml volume)

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 500+

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15L Black Buckets

Description: These food-grade buckets have stored 'PFL Special Oxides (liquid)' (dye for concrete) which is classified as non toxic, (certificated can be supplied on request) 10 L buckets, ensure washing takes place in a sink and does not flow into storm water drains.

Location: Off site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: Ongoing

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Hessian Coffee Sacks

Description: Hessian Coffee Sacks

Location: Off site - Charles St, Mt Eden

Contact: olivia@kokako.co.nz

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Cardboard 'salt' Tubes

Description: Cardboard Tubes with Plastic Lids (Height 105 mm, Diameter 51 mm)

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 1000+

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Pallets

Description: All different sizes, in good condition.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: Ongoing

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Broken Untreated Pallets

Description: Would make good fire wood.

Location: Off site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: Ongoing

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Coffee Grounds

Description: Coffee grounds in a black bag. Approx 4.6 kg per bag.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: Ongoing supply

FREE OFF-SITE ITEMS

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10L Water Container

Description: Clean

Location: Off site - 637 Whangaparaoa Road, Stanmore Bay

Quantity: Many

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Compostable Packing Peanuts

Description: Fully biodegradable/compostable - potentially a good source of carbon for a compost/worm farm.

Location: Off site - Auckland Central Library

Quantity: Ongoing supply, 1-6 bags per month.

Contact: Karen - Karen.Harbers@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

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Untreated Pine Offcuts

Description: 10 to 30 banana boxes of untreated pine off cuts (minimum collection of 10 boxes)

Location: Unit 2 & 3, 4117 Great North Road, Kelston (collect from side entrance between mechanic and pawn shop)

Contact: Graeme Bartlett, ph 027 293 7383

NELSON RESOURCES

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White Sacks

Description: White Sacks (large)

Location: Nelson

Contact:
Heath Bowman
03 544 8402

RESOURCE WISHLIST

We're on the hunt for more of the items below. Get in touch with sarah@ecomatters.org.nz if your organisation or business is keen to contribute, and we'll link you up with a community group, school or community garden in need.

  • 10L Buckets, with an air-tight lid (food grade)
  • Carpet
  • Chicken Wire
  • Fabric
  • Gates, wood or metal
  • Macrocarpa
  • Pallets (good condition)
  • Paper - dry & shredded
  • String
  • Wheelie bins
  • Wood to make grape vines (1.5m W x 15 m L)
  • Wooden barrels