Ex­tended hours tri­alled at re­cy­cling cen­tre

Te Puke Times - - NEWS -

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.

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