Recycling soft plastics

LETTER

Is there a place to recycle soft plastics in Gisborne?

Much of our large family’s rubbish for the weekly kerbside collection is non-recyclable soft plastics from food packaging.

We try to minimise the rubbish we create each week by composting, recycling and buying plastics 1 and 2 where possible, but we are still left with large amounts of soft plastics each week.

OLIVER NEEDHAM

Footnote response from Gisborne District Council:

Unfortunately not.

Some selected stores in Auckland offer a soft plastic recycling scheme. However, it has never been available in Gisborne.

Tairawhiti Environment Centre (TEC) does offer free recycling drop-off through Terracycle for Dolce Gusto coffee pods and Colgate and Glad products.

TEC also offers a recycling drop-off point for household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs and mobile phones.

Is there a place to recycle soft plastics in Gisborne?

Much of our large family’s rubbish for the weekly kerbside collection is non-recyclable soft plastics from food packaging.

We try to minimise the rubbish we create each week by composting, recycling and buying plastics 1 and 2 where possible, but we are still left with large amounts of soft plastics each week.

OLIVER NEEDHAM

Footnote response from Gisborne District Council:

Unfortunately not.

Some selected stores in Auckland offer a soft plastic recycling scheme. However, it has never been available in Gisborne.

Tairawhiti Environment Centre (TEC) does offer free recycling drop-off through Terracycle for Dolce Gusto coffee pods and Colgate and Glad products.

TEC also offers a recycling drop-off point for household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs and mobile phones.

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John Fricker - 11 days ago
Ratepayers need a comprehensive list of how awkward stuff like batteries, paint, clothes, broken glass, electrical appliances etc should be disposed of and where. Doubt I'm the only one who doesn't know what the heck to do with everyday waste which doesn't seem to fit either the recycling bin or the black landfill sack. Where is the TEC drop-off, for instance?

Gisborne District Council - 11 days ago
There is a comprehensive list on our website: www.gdc.govt.nz/recycle-unwanted-items

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