Mariri Resource Recovery Centre Now Re-open

Saturday 18 February 2017

The Mariri Resource Recovery Centre in Motueka has re-opened.

February 17 Media release

The Mariri Resource Recovery Centre in Motueka the site of yesterday’s hazardous substance call out has been closed again following the discovery of a further number of dead birds this morning.

The initial call out yesterday saw the Fire Service clearing the site of what was previously identified as the source of the contamination. It appears there may be more or it has pooled in another area.

The Fire Service’s hazardous substances appliance is back on site with the Centre closed until further notice. 

The incident is localised and poses no danger to local residents.

All commercial operators and residents wishing to dispose of rubbish are being diverted to the Richmond Resource Recovery Centre at Beach Road.