Wainui Beach cleanup on Sunday

THE monthly beach clean up organised by the Tairawhiti Environment Centre will to go ahead on February 25.

Scheduled for the last Sunday of every month, the event has run for a number of years. It is well supported by the community and regularly attended by up to 40 people.

Beach cleanup co-ordinator Glenda Smith said local support for this event has always been fantastic.

“The collaborative effort from the community is amazing. We have regular supporters who attend most events and even people who collect rubbish on their daily beach walk.”

Gisborne District Council provide support for the event and remove all of the collected rubbish. Typically, the rubbish collected is food packaging, bottles and lids, plastic straws and lollipop sticks, but can include items such as barbed wire, appliances and tyres.

Wainui beach is the target beach this month and if you want to participate, meet at the carpark at the northern end of Wairere Road.

Bring a bucket. Gloves are recommended and wear sturdy shoes.

The Tairawhiti Environment Centre offers a range of other community recycling supports. An e-waste drop off for recycling is available for all electronics including phones, computers and associated batteries.

The centre also has a permaculture garden and an Enviro Store specialising in sustainable, practical products.

Updates to the beach cleanup can be found at Tairawhiti Environment Centre Facebook page.

THE monthly beach clean up organised by the Tairawhiti Environment Centre will to go ahead on February 25.

Scheduled for the last Sunday of every month, the event has run for a number of years. It is well supported by the community and regularly attended by up to 40 people.

Beach cleanup co-ordinator Glenda Smith said local support for this event has always been fantastic.

“The collaborative effort from the community is amazing. We have regular supporters who attend most events and even people who collect rubbish on their daily beach walk.”

Gisborne District Council provide support for the event and remove all of the collected rubbish. Typically, the rubbish collected is food packaging, bottles and lids, plastic straws and lollipop sticks, but can include items such as barbed wire, appliances and tyres.

Wainui beach is the target beach this month and if you want to participate, meet at the carpark at the northern end of Wairere Road.

Bring a bucket. Gloves are recommended and wear sturdy shoes.

The Tairawhiti Environment Centre offers a range of other community recycling supports. An e-waste drop off for recycling is available for all electronics including phones, computers and associated batteries.

The centre also has a permaculture garden and an Enviro Store specialising in sustainable, practical products.

Updates to the beach cleanup can be found at Tairawhiti Environment Centre Facebook page.

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