39 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.

More messages from your neighbours
5 days 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!

37 minutes ago

Immigration (Immigration NZ) + "Visitor Care Manaaki Manuhiri" programme (Red Cross)

The Team from Citizens Advice Christchurch Area

Although we are currently at Level 2 we are still running our Immigration seminar with of course social distancing measures in place . We are also live streaming the event .
If you wish to come in person it will take place from 7 - 8:30pm on Monday 17 August 2020
at Baylis Lounge, Lincoln Event Centre, 15 Meijer Drive, Lincoln. People wanting to attend the webinar MUST register for the webinar link by emailing migrant.cabchch@gmail.com or Amy.Penketh@selwyn.govt.nz
If Canterbury moves up Alert Levels over the weekend, the session will be live streamed only (attendees must register in order to receive the webinar link).

2 days ago

Throwback Thursday

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Traffic at the intersection of High, Lichfield and Manchester streets
circa 1962.

The Majestic Theatre is on the right and the Canterbury Building Society building in the centre, on the corner of High and Manchester streets.