Almost 1500 Christchurch households could soon have their recycling bins confiscated as the city council cracks down on people who refuse to separate their waste.
About 180 yellow wheelie bins have already been removed and the council has sent final warnings to another 1450 residents.
To get the bins back, they will have to pay $97.65 and sign a statement promising to abide by the rules. Their bins will be monitored to make sure they keep that promise.
Christchurch City Council has spent close to $1.5 million sending almost 1500 truckloads of contaminated material from yellow bins to landfill since May. That equates to about 41 per cent of all yellow bins.
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Join us this weekend to tour the architecturally designed Burlington Village at 171 Prestons Road!
Admire the specialised rest home, hospital and dementia centre within the village, and visit our 1, 2 and 3 bedroom independent show homes.
View the award-winning tele-monitoring technology for intermediate care; exclusively offered at the Burlington and Alpine View Villages.
10am-2pm this Saturday and Sunday (28th-29th). Come along and receive a free copy of the book "The Comprehensive 155 Point Guide To Retirement Living".
You can also tour Alpine View Lifestyle Village between the same times, just down the road at 448 Prestons Road!