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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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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