Every year Kilmarnock and Terra Cat save 6 Tonnes of plastic from New Zealand landfills through our cleaning and recycling partnership.

Terra Cat – a large New Zealand machinery supplier, uses plastic canisters to test machine oil samples in their Christchurch lab. Once these samples have been tested, the used canisters are sent to the Kilmarnock Basecamp in Wigram, Christchurch. The Kilmarnock team then clean and refurbish the canisters to be used again in the Terra Cat network. Through our partnership 20,000 canisters and 200,000 lids are cleaned and recycled each year, equivalent to 6 tonnes, or the weight of an adult African Elephant!

Our more than twelve-year relationship with Terra Cat has not only created great work for our team, it also supported our wider expansion into waste diversion and sustainability-focused work for a wide range of organisations. As of the date of writing, 1/3 of Kilmarnock’s income is created from work associated with landfill diversion and recycling, we are incredibly proud to be doing our bit to support a broad range of sustainability initiatives.

Check out how we clean and refurbish canisters for Terra Cat below!

2 replies
  1. Jonathan Crocker
    Jonathan Crocker says:

    This is a good job.
    We need to be doing all we can to remove plastic waste.
    Do you have any other initiatives you do in regard to plastic waste?

    • Ishan Brailsford
      Ishan Brailsford says:

      Kia ora Jonathan,
      We participate in a broad range of recycling and landfill initiatives with a wide range of organisations. In total, work on recycling and landfill diversion initiatives makes up 1/3 of our income.


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