Truck loses load

Kaikoura Star - - OUT & ABOUT - PIPPA BROWN

A truck trav­el­ling to­ward Wa­iau trans­port­ing re­cy­cled ma­te­rial left its mark when it lost its load on a cor­ner on the In­land Rd last week.

The Lawrence Trans­port truck was on its way to Christchurch car­ry­ing re­cy­cling ma­te­rial from In­no­va­tive Waste Kaiko¯ura.

Waste ma­te­rial was moved to the side of the road and cones placed around the area just past Char­well Forks near Stag and Spey.

In­no­va­tive Waste Kaiko¯ura man­ager Nicholas Pang said the con­trac­tor’s truck left the yard at the Kaiko¯ura land­fill about 3pm.

About 75 per cent of the land­fill waste is taken to re­cy­cling cen­tres through­out New Zealand.

Pang said hav­ing no cell­phone cov­er­age on the road was a prob­lem.

‘‘It’s nec­es­sary to have a phone sig­nal on the road.

‘‘We send re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als all over the coun­try and we have a lot of ve­hi­cles go­ing through and it’s a bit of a worry for us.’’

A spokesper­son from the North Can­ter­bury Trans­port In­fra­struc­ture Re­cov­ery al­liance (NCTIR) said the waste had been re­moved from the site by midafter­noon.

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