Rural Community Recycling (RCR)

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Rural Community Recycling (RCR)

Council currently has RCR containers located at Grovetown, Spring Creek, Rapaura, Tuamarina, Renwick, Waihopai, Awatere Valley Road and Okiwi Bay.

Trial sites

Further sites may be trialled during 2018-19 subject to council approval and funding availability.

What can I put in these recycling containers?

  • Plastic (1 to 7)
  • Cans (steel and aluminium)
  • Glass bottles/jars (clear, brown and green)
  • Cardboard
  • Paper (glossies, newspapers, office papers)

What shouldn’t be put in the recycling containers?

  • Rubbish
  • Plate glass eg; windows

Location of containers

Use the map below to find out where the containers are currently located.

Service issues

Do not leave any material outside the container. If it is full then take your items away and report the issue on Freephone: 0800 355 005.

The following table highlights the tonnage of recycling materials from each bin by location.

Site

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

Awatere

0

0

3

Grovetown

8

25

42

Okiwi Bay

0

0

3

Picton Marina

0

22

0

Rapaura

5

19

21

Renwick

174

209

220

Spring Creek

15

29

47

Tuamarina

55

51

72

Waihopai

0

5

14

Total

268

360

422

The following table highlights the breakdown of the recycling materials:

Recycling Material

% of tonnage
2015/16

% of tonnage
2016/17

% of tonnage
2017/18

Plastic and cans

10%

11%

11%

Green glass

30%

30%

30%

Cardboard

30%

31%

29%

Clear/brown glass

30%

28%

30%

Totals for Council year

100%

100%

100%

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Awatere Valley

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Okiwi Bay

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