Keeping a lid on bin problem
Residents concerned about warped wheelie bin lids are being told not to worry.
The Auckland City Council says the problem with the new bins, now being delivered, is only temporary.
Some lids have become warped because of the way the bins were stacked during storage.
A council spokesperson says putting a weight on the closed lid for a couple of days should solve the problem.
But a Sandringham resident, Jim Niven, says the council shouldn’t have accepted a substandard product from the supplier.
He says all the bins delivered on his street had warped lids.
“Why isn’t the manufacturer being held to account for poorly packaging them?” he says.
“Why weren’t the lids packed separately and assembled when they got here?”
The new 240-litre bins will hold all recyclable material, including paper, plastic, bottles and cans.
Recycling will be collected fortnightly and processed at a new facility being built in Onehunga by recycling firm Visy.
The council says delivery of the new bins is on track for collection to begin on June 30.
If your bin is not delivered on time, phone 379-2028.