Concern over inconsiderate dumping at transfer station
The Matamata-Piako District Council is encouraging people to be more considerate about where they dump their rubbish at the Matamata transfer station.
‘‘Over the Christmas period there was an increase in people dumping rubbish and bottles at the entrance,’’ council communication officer Adele Preston said.
‘‘ We encourage people to please be considerate and to dump their waste correctly in the transfer station, it is quick and easy.’’
If the issues persisted the council would consider locking the after-hours dump station during opening hours, she said.
She also reminded residents that there are lots of things you can do at home to help reduce waste including:
Buy products that use less packaging (like economy size, refills or concentrates).
Tell retailers ‘‘no bag please’’ when only buying a couple of items. Compost organic waste. Reuse boxes and jars for storage.
Donate reusable items to charities or op shops and take old clothing to recycling bins.