Southland disABILITY Enterprises Ltd, through our business collections and our contract with Invercargill City Council (this is the processing of two of the three Southland Councils which consists of the Southland District Council and the Invercargill City Council that provide your kerbside recycling service. Central Otago District Council also have their recycling processed at SdE. Gore District Council have chosen not to have their recycling processed), receive, process and sell as many and as much recyclable items as logistically possible.

Once the product is brought to our site, it is sorted and then baled into each different type of product.   During the year we have thousands of metric tonnes of product shipped out to various parts of the world.

At this facility we process Newsprint, Mixed Glossy Paper, Cardboard, Clear and Coloured Drink Plastic Bottles (No 1 Plastics), Milk Containers (No 2 Plastic), Janitorial Plastic Bottles (No 2 Plastic) and some other plastics. If it is plastic, we try to recycle it. We also recycle Steel Tins and  Aluminium Cans.

This product would have previously been put into landfill.

The recycling business has grown from having a staff of one supervisor, two staff and five employees, to a General Manager and the management team of three, a sales and admin person and five Supervisors as well as 97 employees.

This facility is now operating on the corner of Ettrick and Mersey Streets and now accepts many plastics.

Southland disAbility Enterprises Ltd

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