Rebecca Wright on the Paul Henry Show explains Len Brown’s new plan to scalp ratepayers to pick up rubbish, a service we already pay for in our rates.
From next year, all of Auckland will have to pay for rubbish collection.
One of the reasons for this, says manager of Solid Waste Services Ian Stupple, is that residents are throwing out their rubbish in the wrong types of bins.
Mr Stupple differentiates between types of the bins available and how refuse bins are often the house owner’s last resort for waste.
“There’s the recycle bin, which takes anything from newspaper tins to cardboard, a food-waste bin, in addition to a food waste caddy, and then the bin that goes out to kerbside. Lastly, a refuse bin which is really the bin of last resort.”
The refuse bin is the first resort for many, which is a problem for the powers that be at Auckland Council.
They say too much waste is headed straight for landfill when it could be reduced or recycled.
And this bin will be barcoded or microchipped.
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