Ngaio Recycling – shaving products added

We are making some improvements to our recycling collections.

Firstly, we have found a place to recycle shaving products – including blades and razors (refillable and disposable products, and replaceable-blade cartridge units). A poster showing what can be recycled is available here Gillette accepted waste poster. Shaving product recycling will be added to our collections from the next collection on 6 July 2024.

We will collect Nespresso and Starbucks coffee capsules each month from now also (don’t seperate, they can be in together) –I take these into the recycle collection station in Wellington City, so they can be passed on straight away.

Other capsules will remain on the annual schedule to be collected every few months, as I need to have a few kg to send to their respective programmes. These do need to be seperated into the 2 groups – more info on each is here L’OR Moccona illy JEDs accepted waste) (note these are aluminium only) and NESCAFE_Dolce_Gusto accepted waste) (plastic capsules only).

Did you know that the Crofton Downs Vet at 4 Thatcher Cres has a Royal Canin recycling box where all brands of dry pet food bags or wet pet food pouches  can be left – see Royal Canin). Please respect the Royal Canin programme by making sure the packaging is clean dry and empty, and do not include pet food tins, toys or accessories

To keep collections manageable for our volunteers, we will continue to collect larger items less frequently and to an annual schedule that is provided at the start of each year (2024 annual schedule here). Our next collection is 6 July 2024, 10am to noon at Ngaio Union Church and this month we will be collecting any car batteries (clean and dry) that you want to get rid of.

Please note too that we are alwys now looking for cardboard cartons in good order. We use these to drop our collection to the sustainability trust, and increasingly to send  some of the collections to Terracycle. An ideal size is a box with sides of around half a meter. Boxes that meal kits are delivered in (Hello Fresh or My Food Bag for example) are handy too.

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