Where we rate on re­cy­cling

Kapi-Mana News - - FRONT PAGE - JIM CHIPP

pre­sented by Sum­mer Shake­speare, The Dell, Welling­ton Botanic Gar­den, un­til Fe­bru­ary 27. Tick­ets avail­able at the site. There is lit­tle con­sis­tency in coun­cil re­cy­cling poli­cies around the Welling­ton re­gion.

The most proac­tive coun­cils have weekly kerb­side col­lec­tion of glass, pa­per prod­ucts and plas­tics, as well as free re­cy­cling sta­tions.

Porirua City Coun­cil has a weekly kerb­side re­cy­cling col­lec­tion. There are no trans­fer sta­tions, but re­cy­cling can be dropped at Spicer Land­fill free.

Welling­ton City has a weekly kerb­side re­cy­cling col­lec­tion, but no lo­cal re­cy­cling trans­fer sta­tions.

Kapiti Coast District Coun­cil does not pro­vide col­lec­tion ser­vices, but four con­trac­tors col­lect on a user-pays ba­sis, and it has three trans­fer sta­tions.

Hutt City shares Sil­ver­stream Land­fill with Up­per Hutt, but the two coun­cils’ poli­cies are in stark con­trast.

Hutt City Coun­cil pro­vides weekly kerb­side col­lec­tions and four free re­cy­cling trans­fer sta­tions, as well as one com­mer­cial one, and res­i­dents can drop re­cy­cling at Sil­ver­stream Land­fill for a fee.

Up­per Hutt City Coun­cil has con­tracted Waste Man­age­ment to col­lect re­cy­cling from the kerb­side.

The Wairarapa district coun­cils have weekly kerb­side col­lec­tions and free re­cy­cling trans­fer sta­tions.

The first har­vest from a com­mu­nity gar­den at Aro­hata Prison was picked and handed over to Kiwi Com­mu­nity As­sis­tance last Tues­day. The Tawa gar­den, opened in mid-De­cem­ber, is on prison grounds, but is man­aged by Porirua Com­mu­nity Corrections with help from com­mu­nity vol­un­teers. About 35 kilo­grams of fresh pro­duce was picked. Kiwi Com­mu­nity As­sis­tance’s Tracey Welling­ton said she was amazed at the size of the gar­den and the qual­ity of what was grow­ing. Four crates were col­lected by the com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tion, with each in­clud­ing pota­toes, green beans, sil­ver­beet, and beetroot.

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