Environmental consciousness is becoming a key aspect of modern life and reducing waste is a key factor in that process.

Napier City Council’s Recycling Day has been going for years and is a great place to put your unwanted but still worthy goods and look for bargain price replacements.

This year’s event is on Saturday 7 November between 8.30am and noon on the Freyberg Avenue side of Anderson Park, Napier.

“The money raised goes towards Keep Napier Beautiful, a wonderful way to give back to the community”, says Councillor Maxine Boag, who also chairs the organisation’s committee of volunteers.

“Last year the event made a profit of $3,900, all of which went back into the Napier community in the form of $500 grants for beautification projects by community groups and organisations. Earlier this year we contributed to the Greendale/Tamatea Scout Group, which designed an educative garden featuring native species in Anderson Park,” Maxine says.

“It’s a great family event, with lots of bargain hunters waiting to see what others drop off, and fossicking through the boxes and collections of random household cast-offs.

I’ve been stockpiling stuff for months – framed pictures I don’t want, new (unused) sets of garden lights, book-ends, crafty stuff, clothes, ornaments, garden tools and kitchenware. With a little over a week to go until the big event I urge Baybuzz readers to get busy before next Saturday and do a bit of a spring clean!” concludes the councillor.

Only the following items will be accepted: furniture, household goods, toys, tools, clothing, books, bric-a-brac, reusable timber, paper, clean cardboard (no pizza boxes), glass bottles and jars, household appliances in working order, and bikes.

The event also supports the three important Rs – reduce, re-use, recycle – and diverts unnecessary waste from the Omarunui landfill.

Only items dropped off on the day will be accepted. Site marshals are allowed to ask for a more generous donation before allowing someone to take an item of a clearly higher value. Site marshals also have the right to refuse to accept material that is not recyclable or reusable.

For more information, go to www.napier.govt.nz, search keyword #keepnapierbeautiful.

Photo: Recycling Day 2018. By Maxine Boag


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