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Refuse and Recycling Services - Christmas and New Year Period

Tuesday 16 December 2014

Southbrook Resource Recovery Park will be closed on Thursday 25 December 2014, Friday 26 December 2014 and Thursday 1 January 2015. Oxford Transfer Station will be closed on Friday 26 December 2014.

Thursday kerbside refuse and recycling collections will be delayed until the following Saturday over the Christmas and New Year period. The affected areas are Ohoka recycling and Southern Kaiapoi collection area (all areas south of the Kaiapoi River): west of Williams Street between Ohoka Road and the river; Silverstream; west of Williams Street, south of Ohoka Road; east of Williams Street/Main North Road, south of the river:

  • Thursay 25 December 2014: recycling collection day changed to the following Saturday, 27 December 2014
  • Thursday 1 January 2015: recycling collection day changed to the following Saturday, 3 January 2015

All other kerbside collections will be carried out on their usual days over the holiday period.

Kaiapoi Recycling Collection Changes

Friday 12 December 2014

If your property falls within the red or yellow area shown on the map (pdf, 154 kB), your recycling week will change. To continue a high standard of service and to provide a more efficient recycling collection service in Kaiapoi, the Council's contractor has revised kerbside recycling collection routes.

Affected Area One (Red): South of the Kaiapoi River, from the river to Ohoka Road, and from Williams Street to Otaki Street (but not including Otaki Street) - Your last week 1 collection will be Thursday 5 February 2015. Your first week 2 collection will be made on Thursday 12 February 2015.

Affected Area Two (Yellow): Beach Road from Williams Street, including the new Beach Grove subdivision, and in The Pines and Kairaki Beaches - Your last week 2 collection will be Friday 30 January 2015. Your first week 1 collection will be made on Friday 6 February 2015.

Ohoka Kerbside Recycling Collection Area

Thursday 6 November 2014

Following concerns expressed by some residents in the recently extended Ohoka Recycling Area, property owners will receive a letter providing an opportunity to ‘opt out’ of the service for the balance of this financial year and receive a corresponding credit on their rates account. The ‘yellow bin’ service was recently introduced and a number of residents unaware of this service expressed concern. Council, at its meeting on 4 November, agreed that the consultation process undertaken in seeking views from the affected community in the Ohoka area last year was not up to standard and so this opportunity is being provided.

All 695 property owners will receive a letter with a three week return period on advising the Council whether they wish to take the service for (the balance of) the current year. The first collection run recently did show support for it with 440 bins presented for collection but a number of residents objected strongly and this has been listened to.

For more information contact Kitty Waghorn, Solid Waste Manager, 03 311 8900.

Changes at Southbrook Resource Recovery Park

Monday 3 November 2014

Road making has been undertaken at the recycling drop-off area at Southbrook RR. The bins have also been moved, and signage changed. This should provide a better driving and parking environment, and reduce risks to the public from the forklift being driven around in the recycling area.

Extension of Ohoka Kerbside Recycling Collection Area

Thursday 2 October 2014

Waste Management has begun delivering the wheelie bins into the newly extended recycling collection area in rural Ohoka, Mandeville and Swannanoa. Please check the address labels on the bins to make sure you take the bin allocated to your property. Unfortunately information packs were not delivered with the bins on Monday and Tuesday - these will be dropped into letterboxes early next week.

Extension of Ohoka Kerbside Recycling Collection Area into the Rural Residential Area of Swannanoa, Mandeville North and Rural Ohoka

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Owners of properties inside the newly extended kerbside recycling collection area shown in the map will have seen in their rates statement they are being charged a targeted rate of $54 for the recycling collection, as from 1 July 2014.

This extension follows on from a survey of a much larger area in late 2013, when we canvassed a large portion of the rural residential area (from west of Two Chain Road to Jacksons Road, and from Mill Road to North Eyre Road) as we wanted to see how much demand there was for Council providing a waste collection service. The results were a bit patchy but there was enough support for a recycling collection service inside the mapped area to provide a cost-effective recycling collection to residents, but less support for a Council rubbish bag collection service and very little support outside this area for any Council waste collection service.

The Council has adopted this new collection area as an extension of the Ohoka Recycling Collection Area as part of the Annual Plan. We are arranging for Waste Management to deliver 240 litre recycling bins and information packs to all eligible properties within this collection area (i.e. properties with dwellings on them). This delivery is planned for early October, and we anticipate that the collection service will begin in mid-October. Because these properties will only get a collection service for three quarters of a year, the $72 targeted rate has been reduced to $54 for this financial year.

In summary, a fortnightly recycling collection will be provided to eligible properties within the specified area. The Council will not be collecting rubbish in bags or bins, just recycling. The collection day will be the same collection day as Ohoka, which is Thursday Week 1. Bins will have to be out by 7 am as stipulated for all Council collections. The arrows on the map show the collection route around the collection area – where the arrows are shown on only one side of the road residents will have to take their bins to that side of the road for collection as the truck will only drive once along the road.

Please note that if the targeted rate is not on your rates statement, you will not receive a recycling bin. If you own a property inside this collection area with a completed dwelling on it, and you are not rated for the new service, please contact the Council to let us know and we can amend our records to ensure that you will be rated and will receive a bin during the October roll-out. If you have more than one residence (e.g. a house and flat, or two cottages) you will be rated for multiple services and will receive the appropriate number of bins.

Discounted Home Compost Systems available for sale

Monday 14 October 2013

We are now selling ZingBokashi compost systems and CompostZing at the ReSale Store at Southbrook resource recovery park; we sell Bokashi products at the same discounted price there and at our service centres. If you want a good-sized compost bin at a discounted price, Earthmaker compost bin kits are also available at the ReSale Store. Prices are on our Fees and Charges page. 

Southbrook Resource Recovery Park

Monday 27 August 2012

The ReSale Store has proven to be a very popular place to shop even in the winter months, as it has a wide range of second-hand goods for sale, from glasses and dinnerware, through clothes, toys, picture frames and books, to furniture and tools, and a lot more besides! While we don’t weigh the second-hand goods in or out, we estimate that we have diverted over 90 tonnes that would normally have been sent to the landfill, through the ReSale Store.

In addition to second-hand goods, we have received 41.6 tonnes of hazardous wastes over the ten month period from October 2011 to July 2012 (19 tonnes more than the same period before the upgrade) and 1,265.7 tonnes of recycling (181 tonnes more), plus new initiatives have resulted in over 80 tonnes of electronic waste being recycled via e-Scrap (2,179 TVs, 641 computer monitors, and 14.2 tonnes of assorted electrical goods) and 10.5 tonnes of paint sent to Enviropaints for recycling.

The changed layout at the transfer station site has also made it easier for residents and businesses to dispose of garden waste, clean hardfill and plasterboard, and 2,124 tonnes of these materials have been diverted from landfill from October 2011 to July 2012 (199 tonnes more than the same period in the previous year).

Waste Management Plan Review

Monday 27 August 2012

Consultation on the draft Waste Management and Minimisation Plan was held between 28 April and 28 May 2012, with a public hearing and deliberations held on 20 June 2012. The final version of the Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2012, which had been amended as a result of the submissions received as part of the consultation process, was adopted by the Council at its meeting on 7 August 2012. A total of 53 written submissions were received, and six verbal submissions were heard.

The 2011 Waste Assessment had confirmed that organic waste (garden and food wastes) and waste from construction and demolition are the ‘big ticket’ items now that the kerbside recycling and transfer station upgrade have been implemented. The Waste Management and Minimisation Plan includes a number of options relating to landfill diversion (for example multiple bin kerbside collections and other means of diverting organic wastes, improving access to recycling services for rural residents, cleanfill capacity, and regular waste audits) that the Council will investigate over the next two to three years. The Council will consult with the public on diversion options once the investigations have provided enough information to do so.

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