Over­flow­ing bins

Auckland City Harbour News - - OPINION -

Here’s a quick science and English les­son for those who slept through their classes at school or didn’t bother at­tend­ing: Shop­ping trol­leys, plas­tic and glass bot­tles, plas­tic bags and take­away con­tain­ers do not de­com­pose and dis­ap­pear just be­cause you throw them on the ground or into the pond and chan­nels at Puhinui Park and sur­round­ing streets.

And the coun­cil as­signs a house­hold rub­bish col­lec­tion day, and in our area it’s Tues­day.

Tues­day is one day of the week and is not Satur­day, Sun­day or Mon­day morn­ing. Bulging black plas­tic rub­bish bags are very popular with dogs, cats, birds, mag­gots, flies and wasps when sit­ting on the street for more than a day. For your in­for­ma­tion, house­hold rub­bish is not old tyres, paint tins and large stacks of car­tons which will be mag­i­cally whisked away from the berm or the street by the rub­bish fairy.

Fi­nally, it’s not too late to read the coloured sticker in­side your re­cy­cling wheelie bin which is emp­tied fort­nightly on a Tues­day (that day again) and which tells you very clearly what can be put into the bin. The bin also has a lid that’s de­signed to close over a level bin top, not a top heav­ing with over­flow­ing rub­bish that blows around with the lid flap­ping use­lessly be­hind it.

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