Council: recycling right is essential

The Christchurch City Council cannot accept many plastics in our kerbside recycling as there is ‘no viable market’ globally, and there are low thresholds for contamination of those products that are recyclable. Clean plastics 1, 2, and 5, as well as cardboard & paper and some other materials can go in the yellow bin. Click through to read more about recycling, including the resumption of wheelie bin spot checks:


Recycling right essential in global buyer’s market

Making sure there is no rubbish mixed in with the recycling has become critically important in the face of shrinking international markets for used plastic and paper. Christchurch City Council Head of Three Waters and Waste Helen Beaumont explains why…