We started five years ago as Russell Recyclers and are now well-known recycling ‘ambassadors’ for a number of events in the Far North to educate the public on how to correctly dispose of waste to reduce landfill. We are always investigating other avenues to improve waste minimisation, re-use and recycling in the area.
Our community has much to gain from a vibrant, active, sustainable community and we believe improved waste management, motivated and implemented by the community, will significantly contribute towards Russell’s resilience and ongoing sustainability.
By establishing the Trust, we aim to create employment and training opportunities and contribute towards generating additional community wealth that remains local while at the same time keeping our town looking beautiful. It will have a significant and beneficial environmental impact - ensuring our position as socially responsible kaitiaki (caretakers) of the environment for future generations.
Resilient Russell Charitable Trust is a member of Zero Waste Network New Zealand