Recycling for inner city needs

Catherine Gledhill from waste and environmental solutions DCC with the new recycling hub on Vogel St. PICTURE: ELLA STOKES
Catherine Gledhill from waste and environmental solutions DCC with the new recycling hub on Vogel St. PICTURE: ELLA STOKES

Recycling for inner city residents is now possible thanks to a new recycling drop-off hub on Vogel St.

The new facility, which opened on October 18, is part of an innovative pilot scheme to make recycling easy for the inner city's residents, as they do not have the benefit of curbside collection like other areas.

The first neighbourhood recycling drop-off hub opened on Moray Place in May, both of the sites will be tested for 12 months.

Education and promotions officer for waste and environmental solutions Dunedin City Council, Catherine Gledhill, said the recycling sites aim to rejuvenate older areas and give people in the inner city the opportunity to recycle where they previously did not.

Ms Gledhill said the drop-off hub had been in the making for longer than a year and a lot of planning had gone into the symbols on the recycling boxes that take into account the heritage and symbols particular to the area.

The drop-off hub is under the overbridge on Vogel St for anyone to see.

Depending on the trial outcome, hubs could be rolled out at other sites.

ELLA.STOKES @thestar.co.nz

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