New wheelie bins set to ease bur­den

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE - By JO MCKEN­ZIE-MCLEAN

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

Photo: JO MCKEN­ZIE-MCLEAN/FAIR­FAX NZ

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.

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