Recycling in Southland
Recycling makes sense - it turns rubbish into useful products. Saving us money and reducing the amount of waste going to the Southland Regional Landfill.
WasteNet aims to recycle 9,000 tonnes of material in 2013. As at 4 November we have recycled over 5,630 tonnes of materials. This is 63% of our target.
The recyclables are collected from kerbside yellow recycling bins, recycle drop off centres, and Transfer Stations.
What resources are we saving?
Recycling saves a number of resources including trees, water, energy, oil and reduces the number of loads of rubbish going to landfill.
WasteNet has developed a 'resource calculator' that works out how many trees, litres of water, barrels of oil and cubic metres of landfill space is saved for every tonne of materials that are recycled.
How are we doing?
At the top of this page you will see a icons for Trees, Water, Oil and Trucks and numbers beside them. These figures indicate the year to date totals of the resources we've saved.
For the month of October we recycled 544 tonnes of materials. That means we saved:
- 4,055 trees
- 5,086,008 litres of water
- 4,151 drums of oil and
- 54 trucks did not go to landfill
How did we do in 2012?
In 2012 we recycled 6,650 tonnes of materials. That means we saved:
- 48,730 trees
- 56,102,167 litres of water
- 49,459 drums of oil, and
- 23,548 cubic metres of landfill space
- 665 trucks did not go to landfill.