Recycling gets off the ground
Recycling has started on the islands with a new collection point at Te One landfill.
The resource drop off point is called “Mitre 12”. It aims to reduce the amount of waste that goes into the islands’ landfills. Minimising waste helps protect and sustain our environment for future generations. Recycling and reusing materials also has economic and environmental benefits for our community.
Building materials, car parts, tyres, toys, fish bins, pallets, rope, car parts and crockery can all be dropped off at Mitre 12.
Mitre 12 also collects aluminium cans, glass bottles, Type/Number 1 plastic (see further information) and coloured glass bottles. The aluminium cans are being collected for the ABC Trust, the glass bottles are being collected for reuse on the island and the Number 1 plastic bottles are being sent to New Zealand for recycling.
Kellie Gregory-Hunt (Frankie) has been employed to manage the recycling initiative at Mitre 12. Frankie can be contacted on 305 0747 if you require glass bottles for projects.
Thank you for your support.
What is Number 1 plastic?
Number 1 plastic includes soft drink bottles, sauce bottles, just juice bottles, listerine bottles etc. and has a number one in the recycling triangle usually on the bottom of the product.