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ChemCollect helps plant trees in our back yard standard

Since its inception our ChemCollect service has looked to maximise its positive impact on the environment. In late 2017 we took the decision to further this impact by donating to a Million Metres Streams project twice a year. The amount donated is based on the tonnage of materials collected from the rural sector and through our MyHazWaste events. The start of 2020 has been no different with our latest donation having gone to the Brookby Project – Papakura Stream in Auckland.  While all the projects we donate to are deserving, this was particularly fitting as our Auckland depot is located in Papakura – which is just opposite where the stream empties into the Pahurehure Inlet, Manukau Harbour. The project aims ...

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Palmy residents lighten their chemical load standard

Over a tonne of dangerous chemicals have been collected from Palmerston North residents at a free disposal day. The council-funded MyHazWaste event, run by chemical collection experts 3R Group through their ChemCollect service, saw close to 200 bookings and resulted in 1023kg of materials collected. ChemCollect Manager, Jason Richards, says this is up around 200kg on the same event held in the city in 2018. “We’re really happy with how the day went. The weather didn’t play ball, but we still got a good turnout and over a tonne of chemicals were safely collected for proper disposal,” he says. The number of people attending was also significantly up on 2018, with over 100 more bookings. “There is a huge amount ...

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