Bottlebanks back in capital

Last updated 10:03 20/07/2012

RECYCLE: New bottlebanks in Wellington are for clean brown, green and clear glass bottles and jars only.

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Glass bottles and jars can now be disposed of at public recycling bins in Wellington.

As part of a Wellington City Council trial, public bottlebanks have been set up in Karori, Kelburn and Victoria St.

Each bottlebank has three 240-litre wheelie bins that will be emptied daily. The bins are for clean brown, green and clear glass bottles and jars only.

Council water and waste spokeswoman Ngaire Best said kerbside recycling would be useful for households that had extra glass to dispose of.

"We also hope people will treat them [the bins] with respect and only use them for clean bottles and jars," she said.

She said the initiative was expected to increase the quantity of glass Wellingtonians were recycling.

The bottle banks are at: 236 Raine, next to Karori New World, 3
Gladstone Tce, Kelburn, and 233 Victoria St in The Mill car park.

If the two-month trial is successful, the bottlebanks could become a permanent fixture.

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- The Wellingtonian


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