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Some of the old wheelie bins collected just
a few weeks ago are ready to go back into
service with a new weekly kerbside green
waste collection due to start in Te Anau.
Northern Southland Transport, which
previously held the contract for rubbish
collection in the Southland District, is
trialing the green waste collection in Te
Anau and hasn't ruled out the possibility of
extending the service to other areas in the
The new council-run two-bin collection
started around Southland last month. Every
household has been assigned two bins,
one for rubbish and the other for recycling,
which are each emptied on alternate weeks.
Green waste is not acceptable in either bin.
Southern councils previously considered a
three-bin system -- the third for green waste
-- but decided it was too costly.
Northern Southland Transport Te Anau
manager Tim Jackson said their decision to
start a privately run green waste collection
was prompted by hearing about many
people who had previously disposed of lawn
clippings and garden waste in their wheelie
bins worrying about how they would now get
it to the transfer station.
Anyone in Te Anau can opt into the service
by calling the Te Anau depot. The fee
is $164.61 + GST per year. Bins will be
collected and emptied every Thursday on a
However, the long-term success of the
service hinged on people following
instructions to only put lawn and plant
clippings, weeds and vegetable scraps in
the green waste bin.
Tea bags, egg shells, meat scraps and the
like would not be accepted and there could
be no exceptions as the green waste was
composted, not sent to landfill, Mr Jackson
Ian Morris, who runs Fiordland Lawns and
Gardens, has also begun offering green
waste transfer to people in the Te Anau
area. He said his primary business was still
garden maintenance but he was happy to
pick up green waste from other properties
for those who couldn't transport it
themselves. He charged between $10 and
$40, depending on the amount of waste.
Meanwhile Northern Southland Transport
is also promoting its commercial wheelie
bin service for those businesses that
cannot wait two weeks between rubbish
Mr Jackson said these bins were emptied
every Tuesday. The cost of this service is
$280.97 + GST a year.
Old bins return to service
Northern Southland Transport Te Anau dispatcher Archie Bryan with the new signage that will
be attached to old wheelie bins soon to go back into service for a new commercial green waste
collection starting in the town.
By Kirsty Macnicol
Southlanders are being encouraged to have
their say about how they think conservation
land in the province should be managed in
the next 10 to 15 years and beyond.
The Southland Conservation Management
Strategy (CMS) is up for review and the
Department of Conservation (DOC) wants
to hear from the public first before it starts
putting pen to paper itself.
Southland conservation has historically
been managed according to three
conservation management strategies -- the
Rakiura/Stewart Island CMS, Southland-
West Otago CMS and Sub-Antarctic Islands
CMS. The Stewart Island document was
only recently approved so will not be
covered in this round but the other two
will be combined to form one new strategy
covering Southland, West Otago and the
Sub-Antarctic Islands. The Otago CMS is
also being reviewed at this time and people
from both Otago and Southland are being
urged to consider both plans as they people
often travel and holiday between the two.
DOC community relations manager
Martin Kessick said around 53 percent of
Southland was conservation land -- a large
portion of that the Fiordland National Park.
It was therefore important that the people
who lived here had a voice in how that land
should be managed into the future. And
it wasn't just those who actively used the
conservation land that they wanted to hear
from. A series of meetings is planned this
month where people can talk about the
things they value about conservation in the
Continued on Page 3
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