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SHORT AND SHARP
The Clutha District Youth Council is
looking for two workplace
representatives to sit on the council
next year. The council is designed to
encourage youth to be involved in
their community, local government
and to provide a voice and direction
on things in our district that affect
young people. Representatives must
be aged between 14 and 24, living
and working in the Clutha District
and able to attend an orientation in
January, seven formal meetings
during the year, and other training/
meetings from time to time. If you
are interested or know a young
person who would make a great
Youth Councillor, contact Alison
Ludemann at Clutha District Council
on 0800 801 350 or email
Nominations close on November 30.
The Lawrence Area School Fair will
be held on November 9 from 6pm.
There will be crafts, a white
elephant, food, face painting, fortune
telling and a treasure hunt. A
fireworks evening at Simpson Park
will come after the fair. A gold coin
donation toward the fireworks would
Skips promote recycling
Skip to it: Clutha District Mayor Bryan Cadogan, right, presents a recycling skip to, from left, South Otago High School
principal Joanne Hutt, and SOHS Environmental Group students Rebecca Botha and Nick Tempest.
Six months after the council
introduced kerbside recycling,
collections for schools have been
Clutha District Mayor Bryan
Cadogan delivered a recycling
skip to South Otago High School
last Wednesday in a rollout of
additional recycling collections to
schools throughout the district.
The council has offered additional
recycling bins free to all schools
and non-profit early childhood
education centres on or close to
the collection route.
Mr Cadogan said that additional
recycling for schools encouraged
recycling from an early age.
''Good habits are learned young
and there are several reasons why
recycling is a good habit to get
Waste minimisation officer Bren-
don Harper said that in the past
six months, almost 400 tonnes of
paper, cardboard, rigid plastics,
steel and aluminium had been
Diverting recyclable waste from
landfill had saved ratepayers
money in waste levy costs, and
recycling would also help lower
costs under the Emissions Trad-
ing Scheme when landfills
became liable for emissions from
January 1 next year, he said.
''Staff at the materials recovery
facility in Dunedin, who hand-sort
our recyclables, have commented
on the good quality of the
recyclables collected from our
However, in recent weeks there
had been the ''odd instance'' of
recycling being contaminated by
rubbish and other non-recyclable
''When you go to put something in
the recycling bin ask yourself
'Would I want to touch this
again?' If the answer is 'no', then
neither would the staff at the
materials recovery facility.''
Mr Harper said the majority of
households had coped well with
the change to the new two-bin
system but with the green-lidded
bin for rubbish now being
collected fortnightly, some people
were finding this bin was already
full before the next collection
Glass can be recycled free at the
Mt Cooee Landfill and the Clinton,
Lawrence, Milton, Owaka and
Tapanui transfer stations.
A 50 per cent discount is now
given for garden waste when it is
separated from general waste at
Mount Cooee Landfill.
Further information on recycling
and waste minimisation is avail-
able on the ''rubbish and recyc-
ling'' pages of the council's
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