Rubbish collection is an essential service in an emergency situation.
We have been advised that recycling is non-essential which means the recycling facility that receives our city’s recycling material has closed. We have been able to make arrangements for a glass recycler to take glass only.
What this means for you and us
Be responsible. Please don’t dump your rubbish and recycling. Kerbside rubbish collection is continuing. You can buy bags at the supermarket or contact a commercial company for a private wheelie bin service.
If you continue to use the recycling crates please only use these for glass. Please do not put anything else in your recycling crate – this only makes it harder for the collection people. Please note we cannot advise when our full recycling service will restart.
Our community recycling stations will close effective 5pm today as they cannot take all recyclables. To discourage illegal dumping the bins will start to be removed from tomorrow. The sites will be monitored.
The Seaview recycling station is privately owned and is now closed to the public. Account holders only (and these are mostly businesses) can continue to use the Seaview station.
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Good progress has been made to repair a wastewater pipe in Victoria Street in the Wellington CBD, after it burst last night.
The pipe is being excavated and the point of the burst has been found. It is a 300mm, cast iron pipe, that records show was installed in 1961. We are currently planning to replace two six-metre sections of pipe with new, concrete-lined steel, which is a more resilient material. All going well we hope to complete the repair today, with full reinstatement completed tomorrow (Saturday).
Traffic is down to a single lane for a small part of Victoria Street near Harris Street and motorists are being asked to avoid the area if they can, or to expect minor delays.
Normal wastewater flows have been managed by the use of sucker trucks transferring wastewater from the nearby pumping station to a point further along the wastewater network, and by diverting flow into another wastewater pipe in Wakefield Street.
More visual inspections were carried out along the waterfront this morning, with no visible signs of a discharge. Water quality testing will continue, and warning signs remain in place until given the all clear by regional public health.
Work is under way to repair a wastewater pipe in Victoria Street in the Wellington CBD, after it burst last night.
Traffic is down to a single lane for a small part of Victoria St and motorists are being asked to avoid the area if they can, or to expect minor delays.
The burst caused a minor overflow. Signs warning of the risk have been placed on the waterfront and a visual inspection showed no sign of any discharge. Water quality testing will be undertaken from today.
The pipe will be excavated today to assess the extent of the burst, then repairs carried out. All going well work may be completed today, but it could take longer to complete reinstatement of the area.
We’ll provide a further update on repair progress around midday.
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