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Two Community Recycling Drop-off Days in Malvern and Ellesmere have collected over 25 tonnes of garden waste for composting, along with over 6.5 tonnes of scrap metal and around 160 tyres for recycling.

The two drop-off days were held near Leeston and Darfield providing residents with an alternative drop-off point for their garden waste and some types of recyclables.

Over the two days, 190 vehicles dropped off their garden waste, scrap metal and other recyclables for a small charge. The events were managed by Council’s Contractor, Sicon Ltd. Volunteer assistance was provided by members of the Ellesmere Heritage Park, and in Malvern, the Malvern Lions Club and Hororata Golf Club helped out.

Donations have been made to those organisations in recognition of their volunteer assistance on the respective drop-off days.

Garden waste can normally be disposed of either through optional Council kerbside green organics bins in townships or at the Pines Resource Recovery Park near Rolleston. Garden waste can also be composted in your back yard. Information about home composting is available online under the ‘organic collection’ link.

You can also recycle your scrap metal and a range of other recyclables at the Pines Resource Recovery Park free of charge.

Council Solid Waste Manager Andrew Boyd says it was encouraging to see so many residents turn up and dispose of these materials in a way that will benefit the environment, while supporting local groups through donations.

Last Changed: 15 May 2018


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