Friday Dec 09, 2022

Rehomed Office Furniture Gets New Lease Of Life In Community | Scoop News – Scoop


Tauranga City Council
Waste Minimisation Officer Liesel Carnie says the furniture
rehoming project was incredibly rewarding.

City Council’s goal in its demolition of the Willow Street
building is to divert as much waste from landfill as
possible — not just in the demolition, but by giving
unwanted furniture items a second life as work-from-home
equipment for staff and through donation to

“This furniture provides real benefit to
these charities, giving them a leg up in the work they are
doing and enabling them to direct their funds to their
cause,” she says.

Sam Fellows, Council’s
Sustainability and Waste Manager says the project is an
example of Council practising what it preaches.

are really pleased with the results and have exceeded the
diversion rates we initially expected. It’s a fantastic
outcome for our environment and our community.

proposed Waste Management and Minimisation Plan prioritises
reducing and reusing over recycling, and the Wharf Street
demolition is a great practical example of this in action.
Public feedback on the plan and bylaw is closing soon so we
encourage everyone to check them out online and let us know
what they think,” says Sam.

To provide feedback on
the proposed Waste Management and Minimisation Plan and
Bylaw visit
before Thursday, 7

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