Garden waste days help

by Anonymous Author

Funds raised from two Selwyn District Council green waste clean-up days have been distributed to two local community groups.

More than 22 tonnes of green waste and 7 tonnes of scrap metal collected from Ellesmere and Malvern green waste days have now been recycled or composted.

Selwyn District Council’s solid waste manager Andrew Boyd said the clean-up days were a chance for people to clean up their gardens and backyards by disposing of garden waste and scrap metal at a local collection point.

“The days are a way to offer a low cost waste disposal option to help reduce the amount of fly tipping and avoid junk building up on properties, while also supporting local community groups.

“Nearly $1,500 was also raised at the two days, which will be given to the Malvern Lions and Ellesmere Heritage Park, who staffed the days.” Mr Boyd said the Malvern Lions Club plans to donate the funding they received to local sports groups while the Ellesmere Heritage Park Trust will use the funding it received to continue restoration work on the historic Carroll Cottage.