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Council starts new initiativeJANINE RANKIN
Do you think the city council's $40,000 project to encourage people to recycle in public is money well spent?
Bins that the recycling goes in when you are out have started appearing around central Palmerston North and The Esplanade.
The city council's $40,000 project to encourage people to continue their home recycling habits when they are out in public has been boosted by a $12,484 grant from LoveNZ.
It builds on a partnership during the Rugby World Cup that provided temporary recycling bins for use at events.
Rubbish and recycling asset engineer Natasha Simmons said it was critical for the success of the project that people used the bins correctly - glass in one, mixed recyclables in the second, and general rubbish in the third.
If the recycling was contaminated with other rubbish it would have to go to the landfill rather than to the recycling centre at Awapuni.
The project is in line with the council's vision for Palmerston North to be recognised as a sustainable city and the aim of reducing the amount of waste going to landfill.
So far 13 sets of bins have been installed in the central city, The Square and Victoria Esplanade.
Another five sets are likely to be installed later in the financial year.
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