- Dec. 17, 2012 -
As the ‘super city’ grows exponentially, Aucklanders are faced daily with the problems of their rubbish and what to do with it. In the Auckland CBD itself, many office blocks and other buildings are finding there is no space available for bins, and they need to avail themselves of other alternatives. This is where the REMONDIS solution [ http://www.remondis.net.nz/
] comes into play. In last year’s TVNZ episode “Make The Politician Work”, Auckland Central MP, Nikki Kaye was put through her paces helping out the REMONDIS team to clear the rubbish from Auckland’s CBD. Nikki was tasked with picking up commercial and council rubbish bags and throwing them into the back of the rear loader truck. While praising the hard work of the team on the trucks, Nikki expressed how gutting it was to see so many recyclables disposed of in the rubbish.
This got the team at REMONDIS thinking. Once businesses have run out of the council allocation of recycling bags they often, unfortunately, stop recycling. As sustainability is a core principle for REMONDIS, they felt the need to offer an alternative and they have come up with a dedicated recycling bag service for Central Auckland and the CBD. They set up a dedicated recycling service, operating four days a week, collecting the new blue bags they have provided and ensuring the contents are recycled.
REMONDIS also provide green prepaid rubbish bags to businesses in the CBD and Auckland Central, working on the same principle that these are collected every day at a specified time, which means that there are no great piles of rubbish sitting outside their business premises. Some frequently asked questions include, which days are these bags collected and at what time? REMONDIS collect recycling bags on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturday mornings and general waste seven days per week in the early morning. The bags are 60 litres, the same as standard rubbish bags
As to what can be put into the blue recycling bags [ http://www.remondis.net.nz/services/14
], obviously the usual recyclable materials such as glass bottles and jars, plastics 1-7, aluminium, tin and steel cans, clean paper and cardboard. What is not allowed in these blue recycling bags is general rubbish, food, broken glass, window glass, liquids, contaminated paper (food wrappers) polystyrene etc. REMONDIS are offering a new recycling solution for the Auckland CBD and surrounds which is very quickly catching on. For more information on their services, go to their website and contact them at http://www.remondis.net.nz/enquiry-form