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Upper Hutt residents offered deal for nappy composting

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Friday, 18 January 2013

Upper Hutt residents offered special deal for nappy composting service

A subsidy is being offered by Upper Hutt City Council to initial takers of the city’s new nappy composting service.

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 18 JAN 2013—The first 100 families who purchase Envirocomp’s nappy composting bags this year will receive a $1.00 subsidy for each bag purchased. Not only can families save up to $26, but they can also do their part to protect our local environment.

Council is offering the subsidy to encourage parents to make the environmentally responsible choice when disposing of nappies and other sanitary products.

The service is simple: register with Envirocomp to pre-purchase a pack of bags, and when they are full, drop them off at the Upper Hutt collection point in the PAK'nSAVE car park on Gibbons Street. Customers will receive an access card for the disposal bin with their first purchase.

The nappies, sanitary, and incontinence products are then composted with green waste using Hot-Rot patented technology. The end product is pathogen free and can be used for non-food agriculture purposes.

Envirocomp are a rapidly growing Christchurch-based company that developed this world-first nappy, sanitary and incontinence product composting technology.

Last year Envirocomp built its second plant in Upper Hutt, extending their services to the greater Wellington region.

Envirocomp’s Managing Director Karen Upston says the use of Absorbent Hygiene Products (AHPs) is increasing around the world.

“Unfortunately, increased use brings increased waste from such products going to landfill. Envirocomp is the first company in the world to provide a composting alternative,” she says.

The subsidy being offered by Upper Hutt City Council applies to Upper Hutt residents only and can only be redeemed on first purchase.

The subsidy applies to several options to suit various household requirements.
6 Envirocomp Bags including postage: $35.50 (normally $41.50)
13 Envirocomp Bags including postage: $70.30 (normally $83.30)
26 Envirocomp Bags including postage: $131.40 (normally $157.40)

To sign up for or receive more information about the service, telephone 0800 246 3767 or go to www.envirocomp.co.nz/upper-hutt


About Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt City Council is the steward and custodian of Upper Hutt City, providing governance, infrastructure, and community services and resources, and promoting opportunity in the city for business, recreation, lifestyle, and leisure. Upper Hutt City is located 30 km north-east of Wellington City (41°07'34" S, 175°04'06" E) and boasts 70% of the region’s parks and reserves, along with state-of-the-art entertainment and leisure facilities.


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