Public place recycling trial
Council are running a park-based station for recycling your waste while you’re out and about. This trial started in January 2020 at Te Uruhi/Maclean Park in Paraparaumu, and is ongoing.
The trial includes recycling bins for glass bottles and jars, clean plastic bottles and containers, tins, cans, and paper and cardboard items.
Any non-recyclable items in the bins (such as rubbish, takeaway coffee cups, food scraps or soft plastics like bags or wrappers), contaminate the whole bin, and all of the contents have to be sent to landfill.
Users can help by emptying bottles of any liquids and putting food waste in the rubbish bin before using the recycling bins.
The trial will assess:
- the cost of expanding the initiative to other areas of Kāpiti
- whether the station is used correctly.
If the trial is successful, the stations could be rolled out to other public places around the district.