44 days ago

Christchurch council takes hard line on recycling rule breakers

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

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.

Do you agree with council's strict recycling approach? Let us know below.

Image
More messages from your neighbours
2 hours ago

15 more chances to win...

Santa in the Suburbs

You will have noticed that our Neighbourly blue-feathered Santa has been giving out presents right across New Zealand, yet the Santa sack is still full!

Enter the daily draw by finding the secret Santa code hidden within a post on your Neighbourly newsfeed and enter it on our Santa in the Suburbs competition page.

Don't miss today's prize - a luxurious night in the executive suite of the Heritage Hotel.
Find Out More

Image
2 hours ago

Today's secret Santa code!

Santa in the Suburbs

You've found the code so you can head through to our competition page to enter. Today's prize is not to be missed... a night in the luxurious Executive Suite of the Heritage Hotel.

Image
3 days ago

Council cracks down on 120 unconsented central Christchurch car parks

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Christchurch’s city centre is awash with “dirty, dusty, gravel pits” and the council has had enough.

About 120 car parks within the four avenues are potentially operating without the necessary consent, stifling the city’s revitalisation.

The Christchurch City Council will this month send letters to owners of those sites, giving them 90 days to either cease their operations or apply for and be granted a resource consent.

If they fail to do so, the council could issue owners with a $300 fine and issue an abatement notice to cease the activity. Owners who ignore the notice could face court action. Read more here.

Image