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 because it can’t be closed.
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