More Selwyn residents than ever before now have organic bins and existing residents are using their organic bins a lot more than this time last year, resulting in a decrease in waste going to landfill.

The district is seeing strong growth in organic waste tonnes, with nearly 1200 tonnes or 22% more organic waste received than at this time last year while total waste to landfill is tracking towards a 4% decrease on a per capita basis.

Council Solid Waste Manager Andrew Boyd says he’s very pleased with the reduction and wants to continue to encourage less waste going to landfill, by greater use of recycling and organic bins.

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“We’ve got a number of waste minimisation projects in the pipeline. We’ll be looking to expand access to recycling services for off-route properties, expanding the range of materials accepted at community recycling days, and also a number of improvements at the Pines Resource Recovery Park,” he says.

There are also Council-supported workshops coming up in mid-March at the Rolleston Community Centre focusing on waste-free parenting and how to minimise food waste when cooking. Keep an eye on Council Call and Council Facebook for details on these.

Find out more information on the Pines Resource Recovery Park.

Last modified: 22 Feb 2019 12:27pm