What to do about il­le­gal dumpers?

Wairarapa News - - CONVERSATIONS -

The Hospice Wairarapa Shop has had to fork out hun­dreds of dol­lars to get rid of rub­bish dropped off out­side. How do we stop peo­ple of­fload­ing their rub­bish on other peo­ple? We asked folks on Neigh­bourly for ideas. PIPPA CAIN OF CARTER­TON

In the UK my par­ents’ tip has a ‘shop’ where any­thing that is still in work­ing con­di­tion/use­able is put to one side, and the tip op­er­a­tor sells it for a small cost, a sur­pris­ing amount of ‘rub­bish’ doesn’t ac­tu­ally get as far as the tip. Of­ten peo­ple just don’t have time to re­home things that are no longer wanted.

JILL GREATHEAD OF CARTER­TON

Our com­mu­nity needs to un­der­stand why we can’t keep fill­ing out land­fills up with valu­able re­sources through waste min­imi­sa­tion pro­jects. We need to make it easy for peo­ple to min­imise their waste for free and only pay for items that go to land­fill. It is be­hav­ioral change that is needed.

JAN BELL OF MASTER­TON

I used to live in UH, and yes they’re a great idea. Down in LH, at Kel­son, they have 2 to­gether at the bot­tom of the hill, one for refuse, one for re­cy­cling stuff. Great!

CHRIS­TINE HAR­RIS OF CARTER­TON

Putting bins around ar­eas of the Wairarapa would be a good idea, could cur­tail some of the il­le­gal dump­ing of rub­bish.

SU­SAN STREET OF CARTER­TON

When I lived in Up­per Hutt few years back once a year they put big dumper bins around one in each area so peo­ple who did not have the money to go to the tip or the means to get stuff to the tip could get rid of stuff that had been pil­ing up, like a yearly spring clean .

JAMES DICKIE OF MASTER­TON

I men­tioned about Auck­lands in­or­ganic rub­bish col­lec­tion.Also peo­ple drive around the city pick­ing up the stuff of value,these peo­ple do it as an in­come.’’Re­cy­cling’’.

SARAHWARREN OF MASTER­TON

If they thought that their photo might be printed in the local news­pa­per, from se­cu­rity cam­eras once a week may de­ter them?

ALASTAIR HOSKING OF MASTER­TON

I know what I’d like to do with them - blame and shame, stocks, have them clean up, by hand, their and oth­ers rub­bish - noth­ing is too nasty for the crap heads that do that stuff.

MAUREEN WEMPE OF CARTER­TON

I have talked to Coun­cil a num­ber of times over the last 4 years about set­ting up an area at the Carter­ton tip for peo­ple to put stuff that oth­ers might like rather than putting it in the land­fill. Still noth­ing hap­pened.

JONATHAN HOOKER OF MASTER­TON

Not only Hospice, Sal­va­tion Army and Re­source Centre have had to erect fences/gates too try and

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Get­ting rid of rub­bish by throw­ing it down a bank is not on.

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