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18/07/2017 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday 18 July, 2017
District Council is introducing a new wheelie bin collection service on 1 September
2017, with bins being delivered to properties in the collection area from 1
new collection service includes a 240 litre yellow recycling wheelie bin; a 45
litre green recycling crate for glass bottles and jars; and an 80 litre red wheelie
bin for rubbish.
It will replace the current bag and recycling crate
system operating in Ashburton, Chertsey, Methven, Mt Somers, Mayfield and Hinds, as well as the bag system in Rakaia. It
is also being introduced to some properties who haven’t previously received
Council kerbside collection services, including Lake Hood, Fairton and Winslow.
Waste Recovery Manager Craig Goodwin says the new service is focussed on
helping the community reduce the amount of waste it sends to landfill.
new kerbside collection service is part of Council’s vision for ‘zero waste,’
which we’ve been working towards since 2011. The community has made good
progress on improving its waste practices, and the new service will further
support this effort by providing a greater recycling capacity.”
the new bins will be delivered early next month, they are not to be used until
the new collection starts on 1 September. Residents who already receive Council
kerbside collection services may already have a green crate, and they are
encouraged to keep this for the new service. From the 1 September, the crate
will be used to recycle clean glass bottles and jars, and all other recycling
that is currently put in the crate will go in the yellow recycling wheelie bin.
bins are delivered in August, residents will receive a handbook detailing
how to use them and when they will be collected. To check if your property is in the collection zone
for the new service or for more information on the wheelie bins, visit the Council website.