Recycling: residents briefed on programme

2011-05-04 00:00

THE Pennington recycling programme was introduced to residents at a briefing by the Conservancy’s Evelyn Heunis at Relton Hall recently.

Larger groups such as resorts, retirement villages and caravan parks started the programme earlier in the year and Heunis said it is working well.

A large turnout of residents heard Heunis explain that different kinds of waste will need to be separated from general rubbish and bagged in coloured bags for recycling.

The bagging will be the responsibility of home owners.

Provision has been made for heavier and/or fragile items, such as stoves, fridges, TV sets, computers, light bulbs and fluorescent tubes to be collected.

Heunis detailed the procedures to be followed:

The coloured bags can be collected from Jacolette Crous’s shop — Local Talent, Shop I, Ironwood Walk, Ironwood Road [next to Des Robb’s Estate Agency] — between 9 am and 4 pm weekdays or 9 am and noon on Saturdays. Full bags can be dropped there and placed in the marked wheelie bins. If in doubt, ask at Local Talent.

Heunis continued, “You can then collect your free replacement coloured bags from Local Talent. The bags are supplied by Umdoni Municipality. Please complete our database when you collect your bags and replacement bags so that we can monitor the project.”

How do you use the bags:

Purple: glass bottles and jars; if possible, rinse them before storing.

Blue: cans and tins; rinse before storing

Yellow: plastics, flattened if possible; no hard plastics such as CDs and no polystyrene

Orange: paper and cardboard; boxes and large cartons should be packed flat; if they don’t fit into the bag, they can be kept separately

Flyers with the information are available from Local Talent.

Fridges, stoves, computers, TVs and metal items should be taken to the area behind the Pennington municipal buildings. The entrance is from the road below the main entrance to the library and clinic. It has a large unlocked metal gate.

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