Meet our
Abilities team.



At Abilities, we have a rich history of empowering individuals with disabilities through meaningful employment opportunities. Founded in 1959, our mission has been to provide work for people with disabilities in as close to normal conditions as possible. To create an inclusive work environment, we also employ able-bodied individuals alongside those with disabilities.

Over the past 60 years, the employment opportunities provided by the Abilities Group have ensured our staff members feel valued and part of their communities, which boosts their self-worth and broadens their abilities.

We’re proud to have made a significant impact in the lives of so many disabled individuals and their families. By providing meaningful work opportunities, we’re helping to break down barriers and create a brighter, more inclusive Aotearoa.


Make a positive impact by supporting people with disabilities through meaningful employment opportunities. Join us in our efforts to promote sustainability and reduce waste sent to landfill through our recycling services

  • Generating Employment for Disabled People – Employing over 100 staff with various disabilities for over 60 years
  • Real Environmental Benefits – Every tonne of end of life products recycled by us means approximately 4.5 tonnes of CO2 emissions are avoided.
  • Environmental Solutions Backed by Evidence – International ECO-Warranty standard for our Environmental Management System and possessing the required permits for shipping commodities downstream.
  • Auditable and Traceable Processes – Our processes are regularly audited by our local and multinational customers and 3rd party agencies
  • Simple “one stop shop” Approach – We provide a full range of recycling services with channels for ALL commodity outputs
  • Outsource Temporary Work with Confidence – Knowing that Abilities provides cost-effective solutions. Enjoy peace of mind with set per-unit costs and guaranteed service deliverables for urgent jobs


Caring for Our People and Your Environment.


To achieve our vision by creating meaningful work opportunities for people with disabilities in New Zealand.


At Abilities, we have a spacious headquarters located in the heart of Auckland’s North Shore where our passionate team of 150 employees works hard every day. Situated at 91 Hillside Road Glenfield, Auckland, New Zealand, our facility is a hub of activity and a testament to our commitment to enriching the lives of people with disabilities. Our organization is governed by a board of directors who provide visionary leadership and ensure that we continue to make a positive impact in the community. We would love for you to come visit us to drop off your recycling and see first-hand the work that we do.


At Abilities, quality is at the forefront of everything we do. We take pride in delivering high-quality work that meets our customers’ needs, both in terms of time and dependability. Whether you need help with a one-time project or ongoing support, you can count on us to deliver results that meet your expectations and help you achieve your goals.


We have been providing employment and training opportunities for people with disabilities for over six decades. Founded in the late 1950s as the Auckland Occupational Therapy Workshop located at Barrys Point Road, Takapuna the group initially focused on handcrafted items such as pottery and woodwork. However, recognizing the potential of the waste management industry, the group shifted their focus in the 1980s and changed their name to Abilities Group.

Over the years, the Abilities Group has expanded its services and moved its operations to various locations throughout Auckland until we came to our current home at 91 Hillside Road, Glenfield. However, our commitment to providing employment and training opportunities for people with disabilities has remained a core part of our mission.

Today, we are a leader in the waste management industry in New Zealand, offering services such as secure document destruction, e-waste recycling, and packaging waste management, all while promoting environmentally friendly practices. By using our services, individuals and businesses can support a good cause while also reducing their environmental impact.

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