Wheelie bin at trial stage
A survey carried out recently by Labour MP Charles Chauvel has given Tawa residents the wrong impression that the Wellington City Council wheelie bin trial will become a certainty, the Tawa Community Board chairman, Robert Tredger, says.
Residents in Main Rd, Bell St, Redwood Ave and Coates St will trial the new recycling system this month.
WCC will provide households with 140-litre wheelie bins for plastic, paper, cans and cardboard. Glass will still be collected in green bins on alternate weeks and general rubbish weekly in yellow bags.
Mr Chauvel, a list MP based in Ohariu and Labour’s spokesperson for the environment, sent a letter and survey to residents asking for feedback on WCC’s proposal.
He said Tawa had been selected as the first suburb to try the new recycling plan.
Mr Tredger says this is creating confusion.
‘‘ It’s important to clarify that this is only a trial at this stage, and only run in a handful of streets,’’ he says.
‘‘The houses that said yes to the trial will probably get their bins in October and full implementation, if successful, will be next year.’’
Mr Chauvel conceded the new system was still be approved. He says it is ‘‘potentially’’ a good scheme but wants the public to tell him what they think.
‘‘I’m also keen to hear how residents in Tawa think that local councils in Wellington can enhance our local environment.
‘‘It’s an ideal time to get the views of locals as to how best we can work together on restoring and protecting our natural heritage.’’
Contact him at tawa@ charleschauvel.com.