Napier’s annual Recycling Day at Anderson Park coming up
Hawke's Bay App
Thursday, October 24, 2019 2:32 PM
One person’s trash is another’s treasure – and there’s no better place to see the motto in action than Napier’s Recycling Day.
The annual event, taking place this year on Saturday 2 November, is on at Anderson Park, Greenmeadows, from 8.30am to 12 noon.
If you have working items that you don’t need, but someone else may be grateful for, this is a great time to look through what you have which you could donate. Call it a spring clean, or a de-clutter – either way Keep Napier Beautiful, which is supported by Napier City Council for this fundraiser, would appreciate the support.
Recycling Day makes it possible to be a good citizen and gain a bargain at the same time.
Only the following items will be accepted: furniture, household goods, toys, tools, clothing, books, bric-a-brac, reusable timber, paper, clean cardboard (no pizza boxes), glass bottles and jars, household appliances in working order, and bikes.
“The money collected from donated items, using a new checkout system, goes towards grants of up to $500 for beautification projects by community groups and organisations. This is a wonderful way for you to give back to the community,” says Maxine Boag, Keep Napier Beautiful chairperson.
Plog Napier, for example, has received a Keep Napier Beautiful grant to help run a social media campaign and offer monthly prizes to get out and get active either on their own or with friends and whanau to pick up rubbish.
The event also supports the three important Rs – reduce, re-use, recycle – and diverts unnecessary waste from the Omarunui landfill.
Recycling Day, on the Freyberg Avenue side of Anderson Park, is organised by the Keep Napier Beautiful committee, all volunteers, assisted by City of Napier cadets, Napier City Council staff, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, the Hawke’s Bay Environment Centre, and the Taradale Lions Club. Besides selling sausages the Lions will assist other Keep Napier Beautiful volunteers with collecting money for the donated items.
Only items dropped off on the day will be accepted. Site marshals are allowed to ask for a more generous donation before allowing someone to take an item of a clearly higher value. Site marshals also have the right to refuse to accept material that is not recyclable or reusable.
Anyone who has received the new weekly recycling crates is also welcome to bring along their unwanted recycling containers, provided they meet the criteria.
For more information, go to www.napier.govt.nz keyword #keepnapierbeautiful, or contact Maxine Boag on 021 02470484.