Extended hours trialled at recycling centre
Te Puke Recycling Centre is extending opening hours next month for a three-month trial.
From September 4 the centre will open from 8am to 5pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with Saturday hours remaining the same, from 8am until 4pm.
Western Bay of Plenty District Council has been granted resource consent to extend the hours in response to community demand.
A customer survey will take place during the trial to determine recycling habits, hours the centre is used and where customers are from. This will give council information to make a decision on the long-term operating hours of the centre.
The extended hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays will enable people to drop off their recyclables on their way to or from work.
The three-month trial ends on November 29.