Kia ora Raglan! Great news – we are going to be picking up recyclables again from the first week of November. BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP to keep our crew safe.
We need you and your flat/whanau to sort your items separately into:
- Brown Glass
- Green Glass
- Clear Glass
- Aluminium Cans
- Tin Cans
- Flattened Cardboard
- Paper inside a box or paper bag (if possible)
- Plastics mixed (1s, 2s and 5s) – washed and squashed and lids removed please ?
Our team will NOT be sorting any recycling on the kerbside.
You can use boxes, crates, buckets, or whatever you have to separate all of these recyclables.
If your whare doesn’t have enough crates or buckets then stagger what you put out e.g. glass one week, metals the next. There’s no rush, we are continuing the collection in this way for some time.
The aim of the game (Raglan’s team of 3.5k) is for our awesome collections crew to pick up a bucket or box and toss the recyclables into the truck’s compartments without touching and hand sorting the items.
This way we can…
- Collect from you regularly,
- We can reduce waste to landfill,
- Make the most of these recyclable materials as they go on to be made into new things (once they’ve been stored for a safe amount of time onsite)
If crates on your kerbside are mixed they will be left behind.
Collections will continue on Wednesday and Friday only.
Rural Residents: Next Thursday 4th November we are popping up a truck at Te Uku for folks to come and sort their recyclables. Te Mata and Waitetuna residents you’re welcome to come with yours too, but we will be doing a pop up at Te Mata the following week.
Thanks for your patience folks and thanks in advance for all your awesome sorting! Top trick from Matua X Man – if you don’t know your tin from your aluminuim, grab a magnet from the fridge and watch it only grab hold of tin cans.
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