Recycling sticker changes
If you have ever wondered why your recycling is not collected there could be a good reason.
South Waikato District Council contractors are sometimes unable to collect urban recycling crates for reasons such as recycling not being in an official council crate, the crate contains non-recyclable material or even hazardous materials.
A red sticker with a tick box is used to inform owners why their recycling has not been collected and those stickers have now been updated to include two more reasons- crates being too full/ overflowing and crates being too heavy.
The council’s services manager Andrew Pascoe said the key reasons for the change were due to health and safety and time constraints.
Pascoe said it was also a good idea to put lighter items at the bottom on a windy day so that they do not blow around.
‘‘The council appreciates the numbers of residents who do the right thing for the environment and the life of our own landfill by recycling, but we do need to be mindful that kerbside recycling is the first step in a chain and needs to be done well,’’ he said.
If residents are finding they consistently have more recycling than will fit in the two crates, additional crates can be purchased from the council offices for $10 each.
The updated South Waikato District Council recycling crate stickers.