Green Hub to take over arts recycling operation
The city’s Arts Recycling Centre is about to get a new lease on life
Set up in 1992 by Community Arts Palmerston North to promote the recycling of materials for art and craft, the Arts Recycling Centre (ARC) is about to be taken to the next level according to chairman, Duncan McCann.
Funded and resourced first and foremost for arts activities, Duncan says Community Arts has had difficulty keeping the centre going because ARC sits squarely between arts and recycling.
Community Arts have been in talks with the Green Hub who are keen to take over the centre. Through its environmental and sustainability work, the Green Hub is able to tap into specific funding, as well as having established networks that will enable it to more easily locate products and materials.
Future plans include holding regular workshops and classes that make use of recycled and otherwise waste materials.
ARC will continue to be located in Square Edge courtyard as a good cross fit with the arts and recycling. Community Arts will work closely with the Green Hub to ensure the necessary support during the transition.
ARC will be closed for the remainder of June to enable Green Hub to refurbish the centre, with new and returning customers welcome in July.