You’d think that we would be getting better at recycling and using our Yellow, Red and Green Bins by now. Unfortunately, we aren’t and according to Christchurch City Council waste data, the last two years we’ve got worse. Over 45% of rubbish getting buried in our landfill could have gone elsewhere to be reused, recycled or composted.
We need to not only reduce making the waste in the first place but also deal better with the waste we have.
Top Wrongs to get Right
With Flourish’s new Rubbish Talk project we’ve been chatting to the waste people who deal with the kerbside collection bins and community-based experts from Selwyn, Waimakariri and Christchurch to find out what we are doing wrong and easy ways to make it right. We’re asking questions about what seems simple but is confusing. Check out the answers below.
Kia Ora to our Waste Experts -
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More information about waste go to https://www.flourish.org.nz/6-reduce-waste.html
More information about the Council Bins go to:
Christchurch - https://www.ccc.govt.nz/services/rubbish-and-recycling/
Selwyn - https://www.selwyn.govt.nz/services/rubbish,-recycling-And-organics/kerbside-collections/recycle-collection/how-to-recycle-correctly
Waimakariri - https://www.waimakariri.govt.nz/services/recycling-rubbish-and-organics
EcoDrop Metro Place - 40 Metro Place (off Dyers Road), Bromley
EcoDrop Parkhouse Road - 25 Parkhouse Road, Wigram
EcoDrop Styx Mill Road - 76 Styx Mill Road (off Main North Road), Redwood
Barrys Bay Transfer Station - 102 Onawe Flat Road, Duvauchelle
Birdlings Flat Transfer Station - 3382 Christchurch Akaroa Road, Little River
Collection Points and more information see Council’s Website: https://ccc.govt.nz/services/rubbish-and-recycling/ecodrops
Pines Resource Recovery Park - Burnham School Road Rolleston
Southbrook Resource Recovery Park - 284 Flaxton Road, Rangiora
Oxford Transfer Station - 46 High Street, Oxford
Thanks to Christchurch City Council Sustainability Funding 2022
- Intro to Community Recycling Hubs
- St Albans Community Centre
- Poly Lab NZ