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Rebound mattress recycling pilot comes to Timaru standard

Timaru residents have become the first in the country to be able to recycle their unwanted mattresses after collection sites for the Rebound programme opened in the region today (27 July). The programme, designed by resource recovery experts 3R Group, sees mattresses collected, dismantled and the components recycled, with the aim of tackling the literal mountain of some 300,000 mattresses which go to landfill each year in New Zealand. Residents will be able to take their mattresses to the Temuka, Pleasant Point and Geraldine transfer stations or the Redruth Resource Recovery Park in Timaru, where they will be set aside for recycling. Timaru District Council Waste Minimisation Manager Ruth Clarke says that during the pilot period the cost will remain ...

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