See you at the A&P show
Bis and the crew will be collecting all the rubbish and the recycling from the A&P show this weekend. You can help them out by putting rubbish and recycling in the right bins (coffee cups are the tricky one – they go into the rubbish as we can’t recycle them).
Dr Compost has a stall on the lake-side corner of Pembroke Park, he’ll have different composting systems there.
Education for Sustainability
We’ve a created a newsletter to showcase the amazing work our local schools and early childhood centres are doing as they journey towards sustainability.
Click here to read about our three Silver Enviroschools, and the 2014 Central Otago Enviroschools teacher workshop focusing on zero waste in school – Thurs 6th March.
Wow, we’ve collected some massive amounts of recycling over the summer! A huge 1.8 tonnes of aluminium came in from Rhythm & Alps. We recycle four times as much glass over the summer, just as well we’ve got the new glass slide out the back!
You can drop household or business recycling off to us any time we’re open, 9am-5pm every day. We’ve kept the charge as low as we can, just $1 for a 60 litre crate.
Life after beer
What happens to glass bottles after you drop them off for recycling? The Wastebusters processing crew sort glass by hand into three colours. Off it goes to Auckland to be melted down and made into new bottles.That’s real recycling – glass made back into new glass bottles.
Don’t include Pyrex (heat-treated glass) in your recycling because it doesn’t melt and creates bubbles and weak points.