Here’s how to re­cy­cle

Kapi-Mana News - - GARDENING -

The dos and don’ts of re­cy­cling are con­fus­ing some res­i­dents, so the Porirua City Coun­cil has out­lined the rules.

Kerb­side re­cy­cling: You can re­cy­cle pa­per, card­board, tins, cans, bot­tles, jars and plas­tics num­bered 1 to 5 and 7. Poly­styrene is not col­lected.

You can put your re­cy­cling out in 60 litre re­cy­cling crates, coun­cil re­cy­cling bags or in other con­tain­ers such as su­per­mar­ket bags and card­board car­tons. All items in your bin need to be washed. Sep­a­rate pa­per and card­board from plas­tics, glass and cans. You can tie pa­per and card­board in bun­dles or put in a bag. Re­cy­cling is col­lected in all weather. To stop items be­ing blown about by the wind and cre­at­ing lit­ter, put loose pa­per into a tied shop­ping bag.

There is no limit for house­holds on the amount of ma­te­rial that can be left for col­lec­tion.

Kerb­side col­lec­tions are done on: Mon­day – Ti­tahi Bay, Taka­puwahia, Els­don, Kenepuru, Ranui, Mun­gavin Ave, ru­ral ar­eas. Tues­day – Can­nons Creek, Wai­tan­girua. All of War­spite Ave, Ca­duceus Pl, As­cot Park South side of War­spite Ave. Wed­nes­day – As­cot Park north side of War­spite Ave (ex­cept War­spite Ave and Ca­duceus Pl) Aotea, Pa­pakowhai and Pare­mata. Thurs­day – Whitby and Omapere St. Fri­day – Mana, Plim­mer­ton, Pukerua Bay and Cam­borne.

Trash Palace: there is a new glass bulk re­cy­cling bin at Trash Palace that is colour sorted.

You can re­cy­cle glass, plas­tic, metal, pa­per, card­board and cloth­ing at the bulk bin cen­tre.

At Trash Palace you can drop off used house­hold goods, in­clud­ing e-waste. A $20 charge ap­plies for old type tele­vi­sions and com­puter screens with cath­ode ray tubes.

Poly Palace: You can drop off house­hold quan­ti­ties of poly­styrene at Poly Palace. A charge may ap­ply for larger quan­ti­ties.

For more in­for­ma­tion contact the coun­cil at 237 5089.

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