Double bag trash if you are unwell
Kerbside rubbish services will continue as normal in Horowhenua, but recycling will no longer be collected as the processing facility council uses has said they will not accept any recycling for the next four weeks.
Council advises you to put any excess recycling (once your bins are full) in the normal rubbish bin or bag.
There are some new protocols around how to properly treat your trash, especially if anyone is feeling unwell.
Vance Baines from Levin Container Rubbish said their kerbside collection service would continue to run unchanged, with the same collection times as normal.
Baines said all staff would be wearing gloves and would be adhering to strict hygiene measures, which included keeping their distance from customers.
He said he approached staff earlier this week and they all embraced the idea of continuing to carry on working.
“It’s going to be a chance to get out and get some fresh air,” he said.
Horowhenua District Council communications manager Trish Hayward said all kerbside rubbish and recycling collection services will continue during the lockdown, but all transfer stations would close.
“We are asking people to keep putting their rubbish and recycling out as normal,” she said.
“Council transfer stations and recycling stations will be closed to the public or removed.”
“Council rubbish bags can be purchased from the supermarket. We will provide updates if there are any changes.”
But if anyone was feeling unwell, the HDC website asked that they should put all the waste they had used, including tissues and masks, in a plain plastic rubbish bag.
“Tie the bag when it is about three-quarters full. Place the plastic bag either into your prepaid bag or bin. Treat all cleaning waste in the same way.”
“After you have placed these materials inside your pre-paid bag or bin, you need to wait 72 hours before placing your prepaid bag or bin on the kerbside for collection.”
“All businesses need to adopt the same policy if they have staff members feeling unwell.”
“Commercial bins (including recycling) should be placed outside for collection to avoid unnecessary social contact.”
Rubbish will still be collected in Horowhenua but not your recycling.