If you are part of the Para Kore programme, you will be provided with all the bins you need. All places have different needs, but generally stickered crates are required inside, and stickered wheelie bins outside. Clear liners may also be provided for inside the wheelie bins. This means that the liner bag full of recyclables can be removed and the recyclable materials taken to the recycling centre without having to lug the big wheelie bin around. Easy for when you might be leaving the marae, and going past a recycling centre. Something for you to drop off on your way home.
Quick tip: try and keep your plastic liners clean so you can just empty them and re-use them which will save you money and save resources.
Para Kore has a range of signage, and is continually developing more. See our resources page, feel free to download and print.
All our bins are colour coded. Our systems work like this:
|Blue Plastics Crate||→||Blue Plastics Wheelie Bin|
|Red Cans Crate||→||Red Cans Wheelie Bin|
|Black Glass Crate||→||No wheelie bins given for glass, due to weight hazards|
|Flatten cardboard inside and then take outside||→||Wool Sack (Fadge)|
The plastics blue crate gets tipped into the plastics blue wheelie bin. If you aren't on the Para Kore programme you will need to find or purchase your own bins. Attractive bins help people respect the recycling systems more. The bins should also be labelled clearly. There are two methods we use with bins. One option is to put all the recyclable containers (glass, plastics and cans) into one bin, and the other is to separate them all out, having a bin for plastics, a bin for glass and a bin for cans. What's best for you will depend on how much space you have, what volumes of recycling you have and what the requirements are for your local recycling service providers.