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Last modified: 08 Feb 2023 1:16pm

A recycling truck picking up a yellow recycling bin from the kerbside

When your yellow bin gets emptied, do you know where the recycling goes?

Now you can find out by heading to an open day at the EcoSort recycling facility in Christchurch this month to find out what happens to recycling once it has been collected.

Council Resource Recovery and Waste Manager Andrew Boyd says that in Selwyn, recycling picked up by the kerbside collection service is taken to EcoSort, along with recycling from neighbouring districts.

The open day will be an opportunity to learn about the facility’s recent $16.8m upgrade, tour the materials recovery facility, ask staff questions and get an up close look at a recycling truck.

“Having an understanding of where your recycling goes and how the different machines process it can be a great way to reinforce good recycling habits, such as making sure your recycling is clean and that you’re only putting accepted materials in your yellow bin,” says Andrew.

The free open day is on 18 February 9am–1pm at 21 Parkhouse Road, Wigram (next to EcoDrop). Parking is available on Michelle Road, with limited onsite parking for permit holders.  Find out more.