Recycled glass doubles

The Dunedin City Council's weekly collection of glass from its new recycling system more than doubled in volume last week, when the campus area had its first glass recycling pick-up.

The council reported an 85% compliance rate for the $26.7 million recycling system, after the first fortnightly cycle was completed last week.

The fortnight's collection resulted in a daily average of 29 tonnes of mixed recycling in week one, and 34 tonnes a day in week two.

The daily average of 14.6 tonnes of glass in week one rose to 29.6 tonnes a day in week two, but that included the campus area.

Two container loads of glass had already been sent to Auckland, solid waste manager Ian Featherston said.


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