Views on recycling sought

Residents in and around Omakau have the chance to air their views on the future of recycling services in the area.

A recycling container and wooden crates were placed on a reserve near the Omakau School and Blacks Cemetery at the end of February on a trial basis. The Central Otago District Council replaced the crates with wheelie bins in May.

The council is now seeking feedback from the community on options for a permanent recycling facility.

Council waste minimisation officer Sophie Mander said various locations had been suggested by the community and there were two viable options for a recycling drop-off facility in the future - the current site or a closed landfill site at Lauder on Lauder Rd.

The survey closes on August 29 and Ms Mander said the results would be tabled at the council meeting on September 28.

Alexandra Wastebusters and council staff had checked the site weekly since it was moved to the school in February. The facility was ''extremely well used and is kept very clean and tidy'', Ms Mander said.

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