Issue 78 - July 2019From our Mayor
New kerbside rubbish and recycling is here
The rubbish bin is very short! How do I lean over to wheel it? The lockable handle lifts up so you can wheel it at normal height.
How do older people or those with mobility issues get these to the end of their driveway each week? We appreciate that it has always been difficult to get rubbish out but we expect that the new wheeled bins will be easier than the previous bags and single bin. The recyclables bins can also sit on top of the rubbish bin for wheeling to the kerb. As always, Council encourages everyone to look out for their neighbours and lend a helping hand if they can.
What do we do if we have more rubbish than fits into the rubbish bin? The new bin is much larger (80% larger) than the small black rubbish bags so we expect that average households will find it easier than a single rubbish bag each week. If you have more rubbish, you can take it to the Resource Recovery Centre to dispose of. You can continue to use the old ODC rubbish bags until they are used up. Council also encourages you to consider ways to reduce waste in your household - not just for rubbish collection, but for the planet!
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Do you know when to evacuate? If you are near the coast and experience any of the following, you should evacuate immediately:
- Feel an earthquake that is long or strong
- See sudden changes in sea level
- Hear unusual noises, like a jet plane, coming from the ocean, or
- Receive an alert
For more info go to www.bopcivildefence.govt.nz