What to do about illegal dumpers?
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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