EnviroNZ boss replies
After publication of our article and editorial on March 29 concerning the contractor EnviroWaste operating Spicer Landfill, the managing director of EnviroNZ, Gary Saunders, contacted Kapi-Mana News.
He said EnviroWaste was offered an extension of the existing contract last December based on what the council determined was its acceptable performance on the site.
According to Mr Saunders, the issues the parties have worked on correcting were historically old landfill concerns, dating prior to EnviroWaste’s time on the site.
He also pointed out that EnviroWaste commissioned and paid for the Aecom report that identified the various issues concerned, and that it was the operator responsible for carrying out the improvements at the landfill, together with the owners, Porirua City Council and Wellington City Council.
‘‘EnviroWaste has an outstanding record of operating landfills and dealing with waste and resource recovery built up over many decades,’’ he said.
‘‘We would like to assure your readers that EnviroWaste is a proud, best-in-class operator and we are working tirelessly with the Spicers Landfill owners to resolve the issues surrounding the Porirua landfill.’’
PLANTING HELP SOUGHT
Residents are invited to help transformDiscovery School’s outdoor area by planting native trees. The Whitby school’s grounds will be transformed with an outdoor classroom and lizard habitat and the existing orchard will be expanded. The trees will attract birds and a bird watching bench will be constructed for the pupils. Discovery School is part of the 2016 Treemendous School Makeover programme. The working bee on Saturday, May 7, runs between 9am and noon.