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The Wellingtonian - - Front Page -

Welling­to­ni­ans could be get­ting green bins as ef­forts ramp up to re­duce the amount of or­ganic waste be­ing sent to bulging land­fills.

The coun­cil wants res­i­dents to help re­duce waste go­ing to land­fill and feed­back on how peo­ple want to get rid of their green waste.

We asked you on Neigh­bourly whether you think Welling­ton should get or­ganic waste bins for kerb­side col­lec­tion and al­most 80 per cent of re­spon­dents said it was a great idea.

But al­most 14.9 per cent said it de­pends how much it will cost the ratepayer.

Just 2.5 per cent said no way, peo­ple can sort it out them­selves. ‘‘Some of us couldn’t get re­cy­cling bins kerb­side be­cause of ac­cess. What would the plan for or­ganic waste be for such houses? Lots of us in Welling­ton.’’ over­priced plas­tic bags.’’ dis­posed of in some other way than the tip.’’

‘‘On rub­bish day the ghastly plas­tic bot­tles etc blow around and block the drains or blow out to sea to cause prob­lems to sea life. If peo­ple faced the hinges of the lids of their bins into the wind they would find the wind keeps the bin shut - un­less the wind changed di­rec­tion.’’ ‘‘The bins would have to have lids that close prop­erly so that all the waste doesn’t come out on the street when it’s windy. That would be pretty messy!’’

We asked read­ers if Welling­ton should get an or­ganic waste col­lec­tion. MONIQUE FORD / FAIR­FAX NZ

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