A group of 17 children from Browns Bay Preschool were the first to take part in a tour of the Whangaparaoa Community Recycling Centre specifically designed for their age group.
The tour, on July 17, included hands-on activities such as sorting recyclable materials brought from home and squashing aluminium cans by jumping on them. The children also watched the mechanical bin lifter dump glass.
New signs have been erected at the centre, designed to help children learn about recyclable materials.
The visit is part of a Zero Waste in Kindys programme, funded by the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board and is free to all interested local preschools.
The centre is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for free school and kindy tours. Info: phone Betsy Kettle, 021 0826 8196.