A huge shout out to our waste ambassadors at the Warkworth A&P Show on Saturday for supervising our waste stations, helping the public to get their refuse in the right bin. And big thanks to the show patrons for all your positive comments about our work and for being so interested in what happens to the waste. We are thrilled to have diverted 74.7% from landfill. Of that, nearly 60% was food scraps and compostable coffee cups, cardboard plates and serveware, which will all go into our compost bins at our Lawrie Rd recycling centre tomorrow. In about 3 months it will come out the other end as compost!
Another 16% was recycling (cans, bottles, etc).
And thanks to our local politicians Marja Lubeck (Labour) and Chris Penk (National) for taking the time to come and see what we were doing. We appreciate you taking an interest.
Awesome artwork along the edge of the stream and walkway at Snells Beach by the pupils of Snells Beach School - and what a great message to get across. Taking care of our environment. Well done kids (and sponsors).
We are open our usual hours during Level 3 but unfortunately we are only permitted to take green waste and rubbish. Strict Covid protocols apply. Our shops are closed. We apologies for the inconvenience. We encourage you to save up your recycling, re-usable items for our shop, scrap metal and other items that we can divert from landfill until we are back in Level 2. Thank you!
To our customers who usually drop off their food scraps for our compost, you won't be able to keep them that long without them starting to rot, so maybe bury them in your garden? We look forward to returning to normal service soon.
We're devoted to zero waste, and have wonderful local, wastebusters like Trish Allen, who will be sharing tips on reducing waste and keeping you up to date with what is happening at our Lawrie and Rustrybrook Road sites.