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The new wheelie bins are here for
most of us and I am really excited
because it means all the hassle
with bags of recycling is now over.
It's going to be great to have a
bin for recycling that is picked up
Some of you have asked me how
I got inside the bin in the photo in
the papers and let me tell you, it
was a mission and one that I am
not likely to do again. It certainly
was not ladylike at all. But it was
good to highlight the new service
and introduce the new red-lidded
bin for rubbish and the yellow-
lidded bin for recycling.
Some people have asked me
about green waste and what they
are supposed to do with it.
We need to clarify that organic
waste, like food scraps, can go in
the rubbish bin, but green waste,
like tree pruning and weeds, can't.
Council did look at three bins,
with one for green waste, but the
cost was simply too prohibitive.
More trucks would have been
needed and so the roading and
pickup costs would have been
It is important to note that people
can take any green waste they
have in their car to the local
transfer station and get rid of it for
nothing. If you take it on a trailer
or truck, there is a fee.
People should also consider
composting, because that will
not only deal with most of your
green waste but also some of your
organic waste, your food leftovers
Council had been made very
aware through all its consultation
it did over the new wheelie bin
service that people did not want
to pay large sums for having three
bins and many people thought the
three bins would take up too much
room. Many also said they already
composted and so did not need a
bin for green waste.
We also trialled the two and
three-bin service over a selected
group of residents in Winton and
feedback favoured the two-bins.
One of the key reasons for the
new service is to reduce waste
going into the landfill, which is
a requirement under law and
is something that our council is
As with any new service, there
will be a few teething troubles
but please give it a go and give
yourself a pat on the back for
helping the environment as well.
Bins herald exciting change
To the new owner of a 32-inch
Black Panasonic Flat Screen TV
'borrowed' from an address in
Quintin Drive on Sunday night.
We hope you are enjoying your
new TV. However if you would like
to unlock the TV, you will need
the remote control.
You are welcome to come and
see us where you got the TV from
and we will kindly give you the
remote and instructions on how
to unlock the TV. Alternatively, if
anyone has had a new TV turn
up from an unknown origin and
can't get it working, contact
the Te Anau Police and they will
gratefully help you.
Fiona & Nigel Humphries
Anchorage Motel, Te Anau
Lumsden police are keen to hear
from anyone with information
leading to the whereabouts of this
distinctive log splitter stolen from a
Lumsden yard about April 26.
The log splitter is 18 months old
and hand built by Barnfather
Engineering. Its owner has offered
a $1000 reward for its safe return.
Information can be passed in
confidence to Constable Mark Ford,
phone (03) 248-9011 or 027-483-
4714 or by e mail: mark.ford@
208 Great North Road, Winton | Ph: 03 236 7988
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