Sorting it out

Photo: Linda Robertson
Photo: Linda Robertson
Volunteer Amhad Al Ghanem, of Dunedin, sorts through recycling and household items dropped off during the annual Valley Spring Clean at the Valley Project in North Rd on Saturday.

Valley Project manager Tess Trotter said the day was a great success and a huge amount of old household items had been diverted from the landfill.

''We hired two skips to take stuff to landfill and we've only just been able to fill one but we've taken trailer load after trailer load of other stuff away to repurpose it ... It's thrilling we've been able to divert that amount of stuff.''

As well the drop-off the organisation also promoted a weeding event around the valley and with the help of the group Trees that Count planted about 150 kowhai trees in the community.

It is the third year the event has run.

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