Re­cy­cling sticker changes

South Waikato News - - Property - SOUTH WAIKATO DISTRICT COUN­CIL

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.

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The up­dated South Waikato District Coun­cil re­cy­cling crate stick­ers.

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