Buller Recycling Trial Ends

Published date08 March 2023
Publication titleWest Coast Messenger, The
It aims to educate residents on how to recycle right to reduce recycling contamination

Solid waste co-ordinator Juliana Ruiz said after the programme started in December, the amount of contaminated recycling dropped by 13% compared with the previous month.

"At 19% contamination, this is the lowest level we have seen since beginning recording." It was previously almost 30%.

Each household that has their bin checked is supplied with a recycling guide how to improve their recycling. Staff check bins ahead of collection to prevent bins with incorrect items being loaded onto the collection truck.

"We learned a lot from our first audit round in early 2022 and for this year we have updated our flyers and used an app to record where we checked bins and what tags we issued.

These improvements made the process a lot smoother and enabled us to gather better...

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