ADOPT A RESOURCE

The resources we rescue through our Waste Brokerage Project need new homes. The materials below are currently available for reusing and repurposing. Send us a resource request if you think you could put them to use.

We're always adding items, so bookmark this webpage and check in regularly to see what's new.

If your business or organisation has any resources to contribute, email sarah@ecomatters.org.nz, or have a look at our wishlist at the bottom of this page for more ideas about what can be diverted from landfill.

HOW TO ARRANGE PICK UP

Pick ups are by appointment only.  Fill out this resource request form to make an appointment, or make arrangements directly if alternative contact details are listed.

For pick ups from 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, our Waste Broker will liaise with the business to access offsite items for you. Then, they will be in touch to confirm your appointment or to reschedule if needed.

Address: EcoMatters Depot, Unit E 489 Rosebank Road, Avondale
Appointments available: Weekdays 7am-3pm

RESOURCES AVAILABLE

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AUCKLAND RESOURCES

CHARGEABLE & KOHA 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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Blue polythene embossed strap

Description: Good condition.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 19mm x 300m roll (mostly left)

Price: Koha/Donation

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Paint rollers

Description: Good condition.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 1 new with foam, many used without foam

Price: Koha/Donation

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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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Black bag

Description: Strap+handle, multiple compartments inside bag.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 1

Price: Koha/Donation

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Dice

Description: Various colours.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: Many

Price: Whole bag - koha; a few - free

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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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Varieties of Lace

Description: Three different styles.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 3 styles - unknown number of metres.

Price: Koha/Donation

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Tea lights - Battery Operated

Description: Small bag of them, tested 10 and they all worked.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 1 bag

Price: Koha/Donation

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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: 5

Price: Koha/Donation

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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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Gumboots - Size 9

Description:  Very good condition.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 1 pair

Price: Koha/Donation

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Ratchet straps

Description: Some with 5 tonne load bearing, some smaller sizes.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: Many

Price: 5 tonne $4/m; smaller sizes $2/m

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PVC line replacement (70m)

Description: Brand new.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 1

Price: $30

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Hoses

Description: Various lengths. Some plastic tips, some metal tips.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: Many

Price: $1/m for plastic tip; $2/m for metal tip

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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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Static hinge installation

Description: Good condition.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 2 pairs

Price: $7/pair

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Cotton/linen and polyester yarn

Description: Yarn varies in amounts.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: Many

Price: $5/500g cone

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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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Extension Cables

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

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: Many

Price: $1 per metre

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Fabric Baskets

Description: Cylindrical in shape, but they also flatten down. Variety of colours.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 5

Price: Koha/Donation

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Thick Rope

Description: Thick rope - good condition

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: Many metres.

Price: $1 per metre.

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Piping

Description: Electrical and water piping of various lengths.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: Lots

Price: Koha/Donation

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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)

Price: Koha/Donation

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9.6L Buckets

Description: Great condition - hardly used. Approximately half have a spouted rim.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: ~10

Price: Koha/Donation

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Drainage Piping

Description: This piping looks durable and is wide.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: ~30m

Price: Koha/Donation

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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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Insulation Off-cut Bags

Description: Bags of insulation off-cuts (Green Stuff)

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: Limited ongoing

Price:  $10

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Fabric rolls

Description: Pinkie peach one = SOLD. Brownie one = Unknown, new.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 1 of each

Price:  $10 pinkie one & $5 for the brownie one

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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

FREE ITEMS

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20L Water Container

Description: Clean

Location: Off site - 637 Whangaparaoa Road, Stanmore Bay

Quantity: Many

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10L Water Container

Description: Clean

Location: Off site - 637 Whangaparaoa Road, Stanmore Bay

Quantity: Many

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Trampoline springs

Description: Good condition.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: Many

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Bubble wrap

Description: Good condition.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 3m x 1.5m (approx)

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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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Picture frames

Description: Good condition.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 4

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Clear file folders

Description: A few different types but all A3 sized.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 10

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Black Signage Boards

Description: Black boards made of a spongy corflute-like material. The remaining boards, have white marks on them where items have been stuck onto them.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: ~3

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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

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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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CD's

Description: Old CD's. Would make good bird deterrence's for gardens.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 1 Bag

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Hairdresser Heads

Description: Hairdresser heads, (different from pic)

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 2

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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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Round Plastic Block

Description: 9.5 cm wide, hole in the middle, 4.5 cm deep

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 100+

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Brown Paper Rolls

Description:  This is plain cardboard on the front with a rubber coating on the back of the cardboard.  The coating is water based.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 20+

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Round Wood Chip Block

Description: 9.5 cm wide, hole in the middle, 4.5 cm deep. Wood chip and glue construction.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: 100+

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Pallets

Description: All different sizes, in good condition.

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: Ongoing

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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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Cardboard boxes

Description: Owner is keen for these to be reused, instead of sending to recycling. He is also keen to source larger boxes, approx 9 cubic m.

Location: Off site - Lincoln Road

Quantity: Ongoing

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Large Storage Bags

Description: All different sizes, clean, food items have been stored in them, white, strong, have 4 handles.

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

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Assorted Tapes

Description: Many  different types of tape - some are even fluffy!

Location: On site - Rosebank Road

Quantity: ~15

 

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