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Visy Recycling Open Day Sessions

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Visy Recycling

29 Victoria Street

Onehunga

Auckland, Auckland 1061

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Ever wondered how your kerbside recycling gets sorted?

Are you sure you know what goes in the recycling bin?


Visy Recycling sorts Auckland's kerbside recycling materials into their individual types - paper, steel, glass, plastics and aluminium. Register for an educational session on Open Day and learn how your kerbside recycling gets sorted, as well as how to recycle right.

It's free recycling education for Auckland residents. Auckland Council representatives will also be on hand to answer your recycling questions.


What happens during the session?

- You'll see our educational video, which shows the sorting process and discusses what can and can't be recycled in the bin

- You'll have Q&A time with a Visy Recycling representative

- You'll (weather permitting) walk around the primeter of the site to see where material is dropped off, and some finished bales of recyclables


Is it suitable for the whole family?

As it is a working industrial site, there are hazards (such as crossing a busy truck thoroughfare) and it is a dirty environment, not well suited to babies or young children who do not yet walk well (debris/glass on walk-ways) or who may want to investigate the environment with their hands & mouths.



VISITOR SAFETY RULES AND POLICY

ANY VISITORS WITHOUT THE REQUIRED CLOTHING OR PRAM PROTECTION WILL NOT BE ADMITTED

  • Children of all ages are accepted on site for Open Day Sessions, provided that they/their guardians abide by all safety rules and instructions. Visy Recycling reserves the right to refuse entry to any family, group or individual not abiding by safety rules or instructions.

    • Children 0-2 years old – must be carried while inside the building (no crawling/sitting or lying on floor). While outside / if joining the outdoor perimeter walk, must be inside a pram with a rain cover over the open portion of the pram, to protect their eyes from dust/debris in the wind.

    • Children 2-7 – must wear the children’s sized safety gear – High Vis vest, Safety Glasses (both will be provided by Visy), closed-toe flat shoes and bucket hat or cap (visitor’s own).

    • Children 8 and up – guardians must choose the appropriate sized PPE gear to fit best – High Vis vest, Safety Glasses (both will be provided by Visy), closed-toe flat shoes and bucket hat or cap (visitor’s own).

    • Adult visitors and senior visitors – must wear safety gear as above – High Vis vest, Safety Glasses (provided by Visy), closed-toe flat shoes and bucket hat or cap (visitor’s own).

    • Maximum number of visitors is 50

    • Special needs - For all visitors with special needs (physical, intellectual or both); one adult carer must be supervising up to 2 visitors with those needs.

    • Mobility issues or Disability – Due to the Emergency Response limit, there are to be no more than 5 people who are unable to use the stairs, during any visit. If you are registering tickets for a group of people with mobility issues or disability, you must keep your number to 5 or under and indicate the number of people who have these considerations, so that the Visy team are prepared to care for you. You can indicate this consideration by adding 'M/D' after the surname, in the surname field.

    • Group maximum numbers may be reduced at the discretion of the Education Officer or General Manager or HSE Manager when there are visitors that are disabled, have special needs or who require the use of the lift to the first floor.

    • Visitors are not allowed inside the MRF or Glass Plant.


Safety considerations for visitors to asses before arriving

  • Sun/UV - If visiting during high UV index months, please ensure all visitors wear sunscreen, where appropriate. It will be the responsibility of visitors to assess their need of sunscreen and arrange their own product and application. All visitors are required to wear a bucket hat or cap during while walking outdoors on site. Visitors will bring and wear their own hats. These are not provided.

  • Ultrasonic devices operate on site – if any visitors have sensitivity to high frequency sounds, they must advise their Visy contact person ahead of the day of their visit.

  • Dust – Due to dust and wind, eye protection must be worn. Safety glasses will be provided. Children under 2 years old, during a walk around site, must be inside a pram with a fully extended rain cover to protect their eyes, as safety glasses would not fit.

  • Asthma - As there may be dust in the air on site, please ensure visitors with asthma are carrying appropriate medication.

  • Visibility/sun protection – All visitors are required to wear a hat to cover their head. This must be either a bucket hat or cap. Visitors will bring and wear their own hats. These are not provided.

  • Broken glass – Due to the presence of glass on the ground around the site (indoors and outdoors), visitors must wear closed-toe, flat, sturdy shoes with socks. Visitors will wear their own shoes. These are not provided. Children under 2 years old must be carried while inside the building (includes walkers under 2years old. For infants - no crawling/sitting or lying on floor).

Rules if walking around the outside of the facility

  • A Visy person will lead the group.

  • A Visy person will be used to control traffic at the front entrance and weigh bridge using the Stop/Go signs. Traffic must be stopped prior to visitors using the crossing between the front entrance and the gate to the perimeter pedestrian pathway.

  • Groups will be taken around the perimeter pedestrian walkway bounded by the fence.

  • There is to be no use of mobile phones while walking around site (for the sake of awareness of surroundings).

  • No persons are allowed within the confines of the fenced area.

  • No persons are allowed to stray off the path into vacant or other land areas.

Emergency evacuation

  • Visitors will be inducted on the procedures to follow in an emergency situation, once in the upstairs education room.

  • In the event of an emergency, visitors must gather in the normal evacuation muster point at the main gate and a roll call will be taken to ascertain that all visitors are accounted for.

  • The lift must not be used during emergency evacuations.

  • In some cases visitors that are only able to access the first floor education room via the lift (i.e. unable to use the stairs) may need to be left on the landing at the top of the stairs in an emergency situation. The Chief Warden must be notified if anyone is left in these circumstances by the Visy Educator. The Fire Service will be informed and they will rescue the person(s).

Visitor Check-In procedure

  • Visitors are required to check in on arrival at Visy Recycling. All visitors must be checked in by the Visy Representative, by name, according to their registration online (Eventbrite ticket registration).


  • No persons are allowed within the confines of the fenced area.

  • No persons are allowed to stray off the path into vacant or other land areas.

  • There will be no rain date. The event will proceed regardless of the weather conditions.

  • All visitors must wear the safety gear they are issued – High Vis vest and glasses - and the required clothing items.

  • No recordings of any kind are permitted on site – this includes photos, video and sound recordings.








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Auckland, Auckland 1061

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