118 days ago

100 public rubbish bins set to be removed

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

Around 100 public rubbish bins will be removed from the Kaipātiki Local Board area during March.
As part of the Mayor's 2023/24 budget cuts, councillors agreed to remove one third of all public rubbish bins from across Auckland.
While it is true that there are some bins that are close together and probably not needed, this decision was purely based on cost-saving rather than whether the bins are actually needed.
Facing this enforced cut, the Kaipātiki Local Board directed staff to not remove bins at park entrances or bus stops. But we will still have bins removed from within parks, town centres and local shopping areas.
Meanwhile, the Local Board has decided to fund some wheelie bins in wooden frames that will replace some of the lost bins in high-use areas of parks (these will be installed at a later date). Hopefully that will help to mitigate some of the loss.

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