Collections build up COWB voice concerns at pick-up pressures
Central Otago should brace itself for increases in kerbside and rural recycling beyond what council has predicted, Central Otago WasteBusters general manager Glenys Bryne says.
Bryne, in a submission to this year’s Annual Plan being heard at council today, said as the changeover to fortnightly collection approached, the organisation was already experiencing an increase in volume in both the kerbside and rural recycling collections, and more noticeably increased volumes and contamination rates at rural depots and resource shop.
In 2013, COWB forewarned councillors its ‘‘bare bones budget’’, which estimated only a 15 per cent increased impact when the fortnightly collection occurs next month was conservative, and the council could be looking at an increase of closer to 30 per cent.
‘‘We are concerned about ‘uncertainty’.
‘‘What if the 15 to 20 per cent prediction is wrong? What if it was closer to 30 per cent?
‘‘That would mean huge
On the way out: Central Otago WasteBusters Inc general manager Glenys Bryne with the 15 pellets of old televisions and computers being dropped off at the recycling facility.