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Have your say on managing rubbish in Waimakariri District

Wednesday, June 28, 2017   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: waste, management, consultation, submission

The Waimakariri District Council reviewed their Waste Management Minimisation Plan, and have looked at the ways their district could manage rubbish in the future. They want to get serious about reducing the amount of waste being sent to landfill. They would like to know if you think they should provide more choices like rubbish bins and organics/greenwaste bins.

Did you know that approximately 61 percent of kerbside rubbish from the Waimakariri District is compostable while 9 percent is recyclable? That makes up a whopping 27 percent of all rubbish sent to landfill from the Southbrook Resource Recovery Park!

If we all keep doing the same things we’re doing now, the amount of waste being sent to landfill will continue to grow. An organics bin kerbside collection service is the best solution for reducing the total amount of rubbish going to landfill, but it comes at a cost.

A rubbish bin won’t have the same problems with being ripped open by cats and dogs as a bag does, and an automated bin collection reduces the risk of injury to the collector by around 90 percent compared to a manual bag collection.

The Waimakariri District Council has come up with a range of flexible options with varying costs so you will be able to choose bin sizes that work for you and your household. In all of the options you can stick with your current recycling bin and Council rubbish bags with no change in rates.

You can determine estimated rates for the option that would suit your household using an online calculator.

Find out more about the rubbish and recycling options being considered by the Waimakariri Distirct Council, and how  you can have your say. Make sure your feedback is submitted by Friday 11th August 2017.

Let's Talk Rubbish.

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