Groups needed to help with col­lec­tion

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Hin­uera-Te Poi Li­ons are al­ways look­ing for groups to work on the club’s monthly pa­per drive.

The run takes about two hours for eight or nine cars with trail­ers to pick up news­pa­per, and takes place on the first Satur­day of ev­ery month.

House­holds are asked to put out their news­pa­per on this day for col­lec­tion by the group ‘‘on duty’’.

Carter Holt Har­vey Full­cir­cle Re­cy­cling trucks the pa­per to its bal­ing plant in Hamil­ton, the com­pany’s gen­eral manager Matthew Hitchings says.

From there, it goes to a pulp mill in Toko­roa, where it is re­cy­cled.

It sub­sti­tuted hav­ing to cut down more trees, Hitchings says.

Carter Holt pays the Li­ons a small re­bate, though Hitchings says the cost of trans­port cut into the price.

De­spite that and the fact that the price for re­cy­cled pa­pers has dropped – it is now $10 a tonne, whereas last year it was $40 a tonne – Hin­uera-Te Poi Li­ons pres­i­dent John Rea says the club would con­tinue to do the drives as a ser­vice to other clubs that need to fundraise.

All of the pro­ceeds from the drives go to the groups that help.

Hitchings says his com­pany was in­volved in pa­per drives be­cause it was a good com­mu­nity ser­vice and ‘‘re­cy­cling is the right thing to do’’.

To sign up to be part of col­lect­ing, con­tact John Rea on 888 7089.

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