Make a recycling pledge and win

“I Recycle, Do You?” is a social media campaign being run by WasteNet Southland to highlight Southland Recycle Week which starts on Monday (16 November 2015). The aim is to encourage Southlanders to learn about recycling, take action around home and work, and share their recycling experience with family and friends.

Youth Councillors show the way
Invercargill Youth Councillors TJ Smith (left) and Samuel Kelly-Shanks show the way!

WasteNet‘s Senior Waste Officer Donna Peterson said the campaign encourages people to make a recycling pledge. “In exchange for their pledge  (or commitment) to recycle, their names will go into a prize draw for an iPad Mini, waste minimisation hamper, iRecycle T-shirts and other spot prizes.”

A dedicated Facebook page, iRecycle, has been set up where people can earn more entries in the prize draw by posting phots of themselves recycling. “We want people to use the page to ask questions and spark discussions around recycling in Southland and the different experiences they’ve had,” Ms Peterson said.

“It’s been a hard year for recycling, with the Council’s 3-strike policy coming into force, so we felt it was time to give back to our committed recyclers and celebrate recycling.” Ms Peterson said it was going to be an exciting week for the WasteNet team, who would be out and about seeking recycling pledges.

To get involved in Southland Recycle Week visit or the iRecycle Facebook page.

  • Check the Invercargill City Council website’s ICC TV page for WasteNet’s short video showing what happens to recycled items after they have been picked up by the collection truck.