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Community feedback gets Wanaka recycling tweaked

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Following community feedback, the Queenstown Lakes District Council has made a small alteration to Wanaka's new recycling method.

The new two crate system was introduced on Monday 5 March and QLDC solid waste manager Stefan Borowy said while he was pleased with how the roll out of the scheme had gone, a small tweak was necessary.

"We've heard from a number of residents who were concerned about recyclables blowing out of crates when conditions are windy, "he said.

"To avoid this happening, residents can now tie their paper and small pieces of cardboard or put it in plastic bags on windy days. This can then be placed on top of plastics and cans to stop them from blowing away."

Residents are also reminded that glass should be placed in one crate only and other recyclables in the other crate.

Mr Borowy said he'd like to thank the Wanaka community for their early input into the new way recycling was collected.

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