34 days ago

Recycling bins confiscated in Christchurch after residents ignore pleas to separate waste

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

A growing number of Christchurch households have lost their right to recycle as the city council takes a hard line on people who refuse to separate their waste.

Twenty-six yellow bins have been confiscated by the Christchurch City Council and another 52 will be removed from city streets over the next two weeks.

The residents have been warned three times but continue to put contaminated waste in their recycling bins.

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.

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3 days ago

Christchurch Wheelie Bin App updated - will it help?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey neighbours,

Christchurch City Council has released a new version of its free wheelie bin app as residents continue to struggle to recycle correctly.

The updated app sends reminders about which bins need to be put out for kerbside collection each week and provides information about which items belong in the red, yellow and green bins.

It also includes a searchable database that allows you to search a rubbish item and see which bin it should go in.

The app can be downloaded for free from the Apple Store and Google Play.

If you already have the app downloaded it should update automatically over the next few days.

Do you think this will make it easier to recycle correctly?

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1 hour ago

Did your family celebrate Halloween this year?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We saw some friendly ghosts and even some costumed pooches this year! We'd love for you to spread the joy further than your backyard by sharing a snap from your Halloween festivities below 🎃

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1 day ago

Minimum wage, no help and on the ladder at 25: here's how they did it

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

I loved talking to Courtney Mason about how she and her husband ben bought their first home. It really offers a lot of hope for folks who might be looking at the property market and wondering what on earth is happening out there these days.
Courtney and Ben were tenacious and bold, and now they're living happily in their Hawke's Bay home.
Have a read and see how they did it, and while you're at it have a listen to our third episode of First Rung, the podcast for first home buyers for a little more inspiration.

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