Sign up for a World of Waste tour

World of Waste tours to improve Southlanders’ understanding of waste and recycling processes will be held this month.

  • Where: Southland disAbility Enterprises, 28 Ettrick Street, Invercargill.
  • When: 6pm on March 16 and March 17. Each tour will take about 90 minutes.
  • Organiser: WasteNet Southland
  • How to book: email Waste Minimisation Officer Michael Paterson  or ring the WasteNet team on  (03) 211 1777.

“The tours will provide Southlanders with the tools to effectively manage waste and recycling products in the wider Southland region,” said WasteNet Senior Waste Officer Donna Peterson. “People who attended tours in previous years commented on the  unique experience and the insight into Southland’s waste and recycling system.”


She noted that countries such as Canada had been celebrating Waste Reduction Week annually since 2001. “We may have changed the name to `awareness’ rather than `reduction’ but the aims are still the same,” Ms Peterson said. “We hope to inform Southlanders about what happens to our waste, where it goes, how much we waste and encourage waste reduction behaviour in everyday life.”