Community partnerships are just the way we do business…

We support local

Smart Environmental reinvests strongly in the regions it operates in by:

  • spending locally
  • employing locally
  • spending profits locally
  • supporting local companies, and
  • openly seeking and contracting local subcontractors


We are 100% New Zealand owned and support New Zealand business alike. 

Reuse Shops

We believe that a Reuse shop is a natural fit for Resource Recovery as it provides a portal for the recovery of any reusable goods from the waste stream. Our preference is to work closely with the community to ensure that a Reuse Shop would work and is sustainable.

Currently we operate Reuse shops in:

  • Thames-Coromandel
  • Tasman

We always employ our people from your community

“It all starts with a great team; honesty, integrity and doing what we say we will is a cornerstone to who we are.”

Manaia Kapa Haka group that represented New Zealand at Valle di Cominio Folk Festival in Italy in 2013.
Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge (51 flights/ 1,103 Sky Tower steps wearing full firefighting kit and breathing apparatus weighing up to 25kg) to fundraise for the Leukaemia & Blood Cancer NZ.
Twilight Business House Golf Tournament at Omanu Golf Club, Tauranga.

We support and sponsor local events, worthy charities and upcoming talent both individuals and teams.

  • Rotorua Swim Club
  • Tyla Nathan-Wong – sports
  • Hamarama Watene – performing arts
  • Douglas Santos Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Pythons
  • Queenstown Winter Festival
  • Motutapu Challenge
  • Arrowtown Autumn festival
  • Kidney Kids
  • Variety the Children’s Charity
  • NZ Down Syndrome Assoc. Inc
  • Leukemia & Blood Cancer NZ
  • Prostate Cancer NZ
  • Ronald McDonald House

American Express Queenstown Winter Festival

“The Winter Festival’s waste management solutions provided by Smart Environmental are first rate, well organised. Flexible and always willing to help are what make the SEL team an invaluable component in Queenstown having a successful, environmentally friendly and smoothly run festival.”

Mike Heasman

Production Manager

Great Coromandel Coastal Clean-up

“A massive thank you to Smart Environmental for transporting all of the rubbish. Around 160 of us worked together to remove rubbish from coastlines around the Peninsula. Combined with the nearly 400 volunteers from schools and community groups in the weeks leading up to this Saturday, we have left the Coromandel’s beaches a whole lot cleaner.”

Sustainable Coastlines