Con­cern over in­con­sid­er­ate dump­ing at trans­fer sta­tion

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By ABBY BROWN

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.

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