FROM THE EDITOR
If there is one thing that gets people talking, it’s rubbish.
The Auckland Council rolled out a new rubbish system in west Auckland this week and its caused heated debate on social media.
The struggle for many households, like my own, is it will take a few weeks to fill the 140 litre bin. In the heat of summer, what smell will be coming from that bin?
Currently we use an airtight bin to store our rubbish. The new bins are not air-tight so I worry about fly infestations.
I’m all for the new bin system as a way to cut down on plastic bag use. But my freezer is too small to store bones and food scraps, as the Auckland Council has suggested.
Christchurch has a three-bin system. Residents can chose between an 80l, 140l or 240l bin. Auckland Council will provide a smaller bin option in 2018 but are yet to confirm whether the 80l bin will come with a cheaper pre-paid tag. The current tag costs $3.80.
For struggling families, this cost can really add up.
Marika Hill, news director