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About Redvale

Waste collection and management is not just a job – it’s a commitment to a purpose fundamental to safeguarding our future.

At Waste Management’s Redvale Energy Park we don’t just ‘haul and bury’ waste; we recycle as much as we can and use it elsewhere. And what we can’t recycle, we process, contain and then put to work and use it to help produce electricity to power up to 12,000 homes in the surrounding community.
Healthy, safe communities rely on everybody doing their bit. At Redvale, we pride ourselves in being a proactive and positive member of our community. With our neighbours, we set up the Redvale Community Liaison Committee in 1993. This is a forum that we use continually to interact with our community to allow concerns relating to the operation of the Landfill to be openly debated. The committee also publishes a newsletter and sponsors various community programmes in conjunction with the Dairy Flat Community Trust.
Our facility has been designed to blend with the surrounding environment. And, at the end of its life as an energy park, it will be landscaped and turned over to the community, to use as a new community space.
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Redvale Energy park has won numerous awards over the years for Environmental efforts in reducing emissions (Ministry of Environment, Green Ribbon, 2011) & more recently SAI Global Certificate for Quality management System & Environmental Management System, to name a couple. For more information on our awards please contact Andy Vosper, Regional Manager at Redvale or your nearest Liaison Committee member.

Community News

Redvale Apprenticeship Programme

Redvale can now proudly announce the start of their apprenticeship programme.

The Power Generation Team have enrolled a local youngster, Cawood McCall, who has been at the company for almost a year in a 'General Engineering Apprenticeship Programme.' The programme, designed in partnership with Competenz, will take up to 3.5 years to complete. Cawood has already begun the programme, and Health & Safety is his first subject. It is pleasing to note that Competenz lead with Health & Safety, as the first module for the up and coming young engineers.

It is a great step forward and a really positive sign that we are investing in our people, helping them to develop their skill-sets and at the same time addressing learning and skills needs within our team. Redvale's Power team also manage the Landfill Gas to Energy Scheme at Whitford Landfill, and have the most experienced pool of landfill gas generation engineers and technicians managing, maintaining and operating Gas to Energy schemes in New Zealand and Australia.

We are sure Cawood is the first of many people to go through the programme and we eagerly anticipate some very positive results.

From left to right: Andy Vosper (Regional Manager Redvale Landfill), Cawood McCall, Allan Dyson (Gas Team Supervisor)

Community Grant Presentation – Redvale Energy Park

Waste Management staff members Andy Vosper (not pictured) and Michelle Kennedy, both of whom are on the Dairy Flat Trust Committee, had great pleasure in presenting Samuel Nagle with a grant of $2000 on the 4th May 2015 towards his project of attending a burns camp in June in the USA on behalf of the Dairy Flat Community Trust.

This was a special grant as it was outside of the usual funding deadlines for the Trust but members quickly realised that sometimes there is a need of a helping hand at other times during the year and the members are well prepared to support them if it is within the Trust’s funding criteria.

Sam will report back on his trip when he returns from camp. Good luck Sam!

Redvale Landfill & Energy Park Offices

Waste Management Redvale Landfill offices have hosted both Dairy Flat and Silverdale Pony Clubs for their annual prize giving’s and AGM’s more recently on various nights in the month of May and June 2015.

We are very pleased to be able to offer our local community groups a safe and secure venue that will accommodate large groups. We offer plenty of car parking, manicured lawns, picture perfect gardens and good kitchen facilities. We look forward to hosting more of these local community events going forward.

Waste Management NZ Ltd hosted a Feeling Fab day onsite at the Redvale Landfill offices on the 3rd May 2015, also providing food and refreshments through out the day. The day is organised by the Feeling Fab Trust to women who have been bereaved. While it is offered as one of pampering (massage, pedicure, manicure, makeup, hair styling and clothes supplied by sponsors) we believe it goes well beyond this in terms of how it supports the women in our local area during what most will view as one of the worst times of their lives. WMNZ  doing what kiwis do best: giving a helping hand.
Kind Regards
Michelle Kennedy

Redvale Apprenticeship Programme

Redvale can now proudly announce the start of their apprenticeship programme.

The Power Generation Team have enrolled a local youngster, Cawood McCall, who has been at the company for almost a year in a 'General Engineering Apprenticeship Programme.' The programme, designed in partnership with Competenz, will take up to 3.5 years to complete. Cawood has already begun the programme, and Health & Safety is his first subject. It is pleasing to note that Competenz lead with Health & Safety, as the first module for the up and coming young engineers.

It is a great step forward and a really positive sign that we are investing in our people, helping them to develop their skill-sets and at the same time addressing learning and skills needs within our team. Redvale's Power team also manage the Landfill Gas to Energy Scheme at Whitford Landfill, and have the most experienced pool of landfill gas generation engineers and technicians managing, maintaining and operating Gas to Energy schemes in New Zealand and Australia.

We are sure Cawood is the first of many people to go through the programme and we eagerly anticipate some very positive results.

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From left to right: Andy Vosper (Regional Manager Redvale Landfill), Cawood McCall, Allan Dyson (Gas Team Supervisor)

 

Dairy Flat Newsletter

Waste Management publishes a community newsletter “Dairy Flat Newsletter”, produced in partnership between the Community Liaison Committee and the Dairy Flat Community Trust. The newsletter is published four times a year, and is delivered to households in the Dairy Flat catchment. The newsletter helps keep the community connected, providing updates on what’s going on in the area, together with a substantial local business directory, connecting people with local business.
Waste Management currently sponsor the Silverdale Pony Club (officially known as North  Harbour Pony Club Silverdale Branch Incorporated) to deliver the Dairy Flat Community Newsletter each quarter. This is a rather huge task for the club as we are located in the country and each property can be some distance apart. The community is growing quickly and there are now a total of around 1300 newsletters printed and delivered to the local residents.

 

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Liaison Committee

The Redvale Community Liaison Committee was established in 1993 to provide a forum between the energy park operation and the host community. The committee is independently chaired and is made up of elected members or members appointed by the community to represent particular interest groups. The committee includes members who are local residents, business owners, and staff from local primary school, the local board member from Rodney, as well as Auckland Council technical officers and Waste Management staff.
The committee meets five times a year to discuss matters raised by the community members and discuss issues relating to landfill operations. Minutes from these meetings can be downloaded from this page. Please click here to download the minutes from recent meetings.

If you have any comments or complaints, please feel free to fill out our feedback form or call our 24 hour hotline on 09 427 0600

 

Or you can also call Auckland Council’s 24 hour hotline on 09 377 3107