Bung:nigelj:xpd: Anyone know why this is ?
I suspect I do...
Whangaparaoa recycling is likely still served under the Rodney District Council contract/tender for recycling and is yet to be superseded by a 'Super city common process' (so to speak). As far as I recall there are also certain recyclable codes that the current contractor does not like (the high numbers). Good thing is, if you need a second bin, I seem to recall that the RDC used to let you have one if you rang up nicely and asked.
To put the craziness of the RDC contractor in perspective here is one example that bugged us for ages.... They refused to take bags of newspaper etc if they saw there was shiny (printed) cardboard in the bundle, i.e. breakfast cereal boxes, empty cartons etc. Even though the RDC documentation said all collapsed cardboard. Solution was simple, just invert the boxes so they couldn't see the shiny side.
Was it printed cardboard or the plastic coated stuff used for drink cartons etc?
Paper in a plastic bag would stay together and dry. There probably isn't much market for soggy paper.
Wgtn take all plastic apart from cling or polystyrene.
No, not the Tetra style cardboard, actual cardboard (as I said, cereal boxes, beer cartons etc).