Keep­ing a lid on bin prob­lem

Auckland City Harbour News - - News - By Heather McCracken

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.

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