Christchurch has not managed to get its recycling correct for a single day in the past nine weeks, leaving hundreds of tonnes needlessly being sent to landfill.
Council rubbish collectors have had to dump contaminated residential yellow bin waste every day since May 4, when recycling facility EcoCentral reopened after the coronavirus lockdown.
In that time 635 truckloads of recycling have had to be thrown away – almost half of what has been collected, or about 3175 tonnes. The problem, caused by people throwing non-recyclable waste into their yellow bins, has cost ratepayers about $635,000. Read more here.
Traffic at the intersection of High, Lichfield and Manchester streets
The Majestic Theatre is on the right and the Canterbury Building Society building in the centre, on the corner of High and Manchester streets.
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What word do you associate most with the September 4 earthquake in Canterbury?
As part of Stuff's upcoming coverage of the 10th anniversary of the quake, we want to hear your memories of the day life changed dramatically for so many.
We're collecting your submissions to create a word cloud to be published on the 10th anniversary.
It may be a word that describes how your life or your community has changed, or one that takes you back to that very moment the earth shook on the morning of September 4, 2010.
To share the word you believe best sums up the 10 years since the quake, click here or email email@example.com