Many recycling points do not expect us to sort our refuse, but some, such as the botanical garden in Ruimsig, Roodepoort and Coronation Park in Krugersdorp, provide different containers for different types of refuse: white paper, other paper (cardboard), glass, plastic, tins and Tetra packs (milk and juice containers).
In our last update in March, we listed only the glass bank at Coronation Park. There are now a number of the Glass Recycling Company's glass banks in and around Krugersdorp, which will make recycling your glass much easier.
All laserprinter owners may drop off their used laserprint (not inkjet) cartridges at Toner Technologies, situated at Kleinplasie, the home of Jurie and Tertia Bezuidenhout.
They will 'service' it, and if still fit for use, distribute it to those in need. For further information and/or directions, please contact Jurie at 082 802 7682.
Conservancy members are kindly requested to collect all their glass bottles, as well as any remnant pieces of material.
The bottles can be sterilised and re-used for jam, chutney and preserves, while the pieces of material can be used to make covers for the bottle lids. Any size bottle can be used, e.g. chutney, jam, mayonnaise, purity, gherkin, cheese spread, peanut butter and tomato sauce bottles.
Please contact Liz Greyling (014 576 2351 or 082 880 9297) to collect bottles from you.
Plastic bags don't litter - people do:
Litter continues to be a problem on our roadsides, countryside and seashores. The cost of cleaning up is considerable: it costs nine times more to clean litter from the roads than collecting it from households.