City needs more rub­bish bins

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

Ed­i­tor,

I was in­ter­ested to read Glo­ria Ha­zle­wood’s let­ter about peo­ple dump­ing bags of rub­bish at Sal­va­tion Army stores – not a nice thing to do. But it points up the whole prob­lem of the Porirua City Coun­cil’s strange at­ti­tude to rub­bish.

The num­ber of pub­lic bins is be­ing con­tin­u­ally re­duced. A sin­gle PCC rub­bish bag costs $2.50 ($2.75 at Pak & Save, $2.99 at New World). The Spicer Land­fill costs are ex­or­bi­tant. Porirua is not a wealthy area, de­spite the high rates we pay even with a re­bate.

In­crease the num­ber of pub­lic bins, con­sid­er­ably lower the costs of bags and the land­fill, and our city may start to look less like a wide­spread land­fill in it­self.

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