Waste Not, Want Not – Cheque it Out

Waste Management NZ support for the local community knows no bounds. Earlier today Gareth James, the South Island Regional Manager of Waste Management NZ presented Aaron Harris, from Waikuku Surf Lifesaving with a whopping big cheque. They are also donating to Satisfy Food Rescue, Kaiapoi Community Garden and Rangiora Community Garden.

Cheque Presentation

Waste Management NZ have a long term relationship with solid waste management in the district, with the kerbside collection and the operation of the Southbrook Resource Recovery Park.  They employ local staff and have commitment to supporting community initiatives.

Staff from the Council’s Solid Waste Team and our Mayor David Ayers came along to show their support and appreciation of the donations made to local groups.

Aaron Harris says, “The Waikuku Surf Lifesaving Club really appreciate the support from Waste Management NZ and this donation will make a real impact on the club.  We hope to purchase another vehicle which can be used to transport members to other clubs for training exercises and events.”

The surf club is one of the largest clubs in the South Island and has record numbers of youth now taking part in surf lifesaving.