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Recycling trial continues at Martin Place

Recycling trial continues at Martin Place

The trial of new style recycling containers will continue at the Martin Place depot in Havelock North.

The trial began late last year at the popular site, in an effort to find a more cost effective way of collecting and transporting recycled material. Over the past four weeks, information has been collected from the bin that was installed to accept plastic material.

Hastings District Council Waste Minimisation Officer Dominic Salmon says “These large containers have been designed so that signage can be easily swapped and a bin repurposed i.e. from plastic to paper. The bin which currently accepts plastic will be changed to accept paper and cardboard for a 4 week period from Monday 25th August.”

Findings from the trial will help officers design a permanent recycling facility for the wider Havelock North Community.

Dominic Salmon says “The blue bins will be returned for plastic recycling to compensate for the loss of the large container over the trial period, so please be vigilant with where you are placing your recycling.”

“A glass recycling container was installed at Martin Place in December 2013 in response to an increasing volume of glass being recycled. Our research over the past 6 months has shown that the new style container has significantly reduced the transportation and servicing costs for recycling glass.”

Once the study has concluded, the results will be used to design the containers which will be used for the rural recycling programme which will be rolled out over the next 12 months.

The following communities are being considered for rural recycling; Tutira, Maraekakaho, Te Pohue, Patoka, Pukehamoamoa/Sherenden, Maraekakaho and further investigations will be undertaken in Eskdale and at Poukawa.

The figures:

In the last 12 months the Martin Place Recycling Depot has collected:
Glass – 405 tonnes
Plastics and Cans – 83 tonnes
Paper and Cardboard – 539 tonnes


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