New wheelie bins set to ease burden
Central Otago’s rubbish gripes may be eased with new lidded wheelie bins for recycling to be rolled out later this year.
The Central Otago District Council released a press statement following an article in the Southland Times highlighting how the region’s refuse and recycling woes were continuing to cause a stink with ratepayers.
Infrastructure Services manager Jon Kingsford said a new contracted service would provide residents with a 240-litre wheelie bin for mixed recyclables – including paper, cardboard, plastics, aluminium and tin cans, as well as a second 240-litre bin for glass only.
‘‘This will significantly increase the capacity of your recycling collection, will provide greater protection from the elements, will not require you to separate your materials and increase convenience.’’
Recycling collection was currently provided as a kerbside service in Alexandra, Clyde and Cromwell only. However, the new service would include Fruitlands, Teviot Valley, Bannockburn, Pisa Moorings, Omakau, Ophir, Ranfurly and Naseby.
The contracted service will
Cardboard mountain: Central Otago WasteBusters General Manager Glenys Byrne (front) with kerbside recycling collectors Frank Harris (left) and Vicky Burr on top of the mountain of cardboard collected during the peak holiday period.