St Mary's Parish Recycling Depot

June 3, 2021
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As part of our ongoing work to “Value Now” Jen has been investigating how we can ensure we are valuing our environment. Thanks to her mahi we, the Cathedral staff, will be making a few small but important changes around some day-to-day activities — including recycling.

A recent trip to New Plymouth’s recycling depot (next to the Transfer Station in Colson Road) opened Jen’s eyes to the large number of common household items that CAN be recycled but are not able to be collected via residents Blue and Yellow NPDC bins (in fact they end up contaminating these bins, which means much more waste going to landfill).

In response Jennifer has created Parish recycling depots in the Hatherly Building (above the fridge outside the kitchen) and in the Peace Building kitchen.

Parishioners are welcome to bring in any of the following items . There are labelled containers for each (please take the time to sort them — don’t just dump and run!). We will  take care of taking them to be recycled or reused.

  • Bread bag tags
  • Milk bottle tops (rinsed clean so they won’t start to smell)
  • Can tabs
  • Wine bottle tops
  • Light bulbs
  • Batteries (small ones – no car batteries etc please)
  • Soft CLEAN scrunchable plastic 
  • Toothpaste tubes (these don’t need to be cleaned out)
  • Toothbrushes
  • Floss containers
  • Writing instruments (pens, felt tips, highlighters, markers, mechanical pens)
  • Ink cartridges, correction tape and fluid pots

As is rule with all recycling, please make sure any items you bring in have been cleaned and are free of any food or organic matter (ink cartridges, pens etc don’t need to be clean on the inside but plastic bags MUST be).

If you have any questions, contact Jen in the office.

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