35 days ago

Christchurch recycling in a mess as hundreds of tonnes sent needlessly to landfill

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

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.

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1 day ago

Bin stickers

The Team from Christchurch City Council

Want a sticker to pop on the lids of your three bins so you can double check what goes in each?

Head down to any of our libraries or service centres and our friendly team will be able to give you a set!

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6 hours ago

Roof and Gutter repairs and maintenance

Pete from home n hosed ltd.

All roof types.Gutter cleans.Snow straps added.Home maintenance and repairs.Tidy ups.Lawn mowing.Pest control.(except bad neighbours...different story).
'From the lawns to the roof ridge'
Home n Hosed
Pete.02102209181

1 day ago

Cambridge: The Kiwi town that could become the next big thing

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Cambridge is so much more than just a town you drive through. Click the link below for a few reasons to consider sticking around a bit. #backyourbackyard