4 days ago

ALERT LEVEL 4: Rubbish and Recycling Update

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

29 March 2020

On behalf of the three Wairarapa councils.

Below is information on changes during lockdown to rubbish and recycling collection for urban and rural residents throughout Wairarapa, by Masterton, Carterton and South Wairarapa district councils.

Key points:

• kerbside recycling … View more
29 March 2020

On behalf of the three Wairarapa councils.

Below is information on changes during lockdown to rubbish and recycling collection for urban and rural residents throughout Wairarapa, by Masterton, Carterton and South Wairarapa district councils.

Key points:

• kerbside recycling collection suspended for two weeks

• transfer stations closed to all but essential services.

Urban residents:

• Kerbside rubbish collection will continue as normal.

• Recycling collection will be suspended for the next two weeks while we ensure a safe protocol is in place for pick-up and processing - this includes Riversdale and Castlepoint.

• Don’t forget to pick up your Council rubbish bags when your nominated bubble member heads to the supermarket for essentials.

• Or, make sure they’re included when you place your online shopping order for delivery.

• Transfer stations are closed to all except those providing essential services (as listed here: covid19.govt.nz... )

• If you have rubbish collection through a private provider, check to see if their services are still running.

Essential services:

• If you’re providing an essential service, you can continue to take rubbish and recycling to Wairarapa transfer stations.

• Transfer station operators can readily identify those who are likely to be an essential service.

• You’ll need to show a drivers licence at the transfer station.

Rural residents:

• If you normally put your rubbish out for Council collection on the roadside, continue as normal. Recycling collection will be suspended for the next two weeks while we ensure a safe protocol for pick-up and processing.

• If you have rubbish collection through a private provider, check to see if their services are still running.

• If you normally take your rubbish and recycling to the transfer station, and you’re NOT registered as an essential service, we are asking you to find a dry place to keep your rubbish and recycling for the time being.

• We want everyone to stay at home to eliminate COVID-19. While it may be inconvenient, stockpiling rubbish and recycling for now will help save lives by stopping the spread of the virus.

• Still use the Council rubbish bags as you will be able to drop off when the transfer station reopens fully.

• We appreciate that having rubbish remain on your property is not ideal, but it’s all part of saving lives in the Wairarapa. Here are some tips to help:

o Now is the time, more than ever, to try and reduce and reuse wherever possible to minimize your stockpile.

o Wash all your recycling to stop it getting smelly

o If you don’t have compost for food waste, now’s a good time to start one

o Keep non-compostable food waste in a high location where animals and children can’t get to it (It’s best not bury it, this will attract vermin if it contains bones etc)

o Another option is to put meat bones into a deep freeze if you have space, or you can put carcasses in a fire (but not other household rubbish like plastic).

o More tips are available here: lovefoodhatewaste.co.nz...

For Wairarapa updates on COVID-19, go to: www.facebook.com...

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5 days ago

No flooding damage on SWDC roads, being monitored

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

All this rain brings some much-needed drought relief but also causes some surface flooding on numerous SWDC roads. At this stage, there are no reports of damage to the SWDC roading network.

If you are going about essential business, please drive to the conditions. If you are not going about … View more
All this rain brings some much-needed drought relief but also causes some surface flooding on numerous SWDC roads. At this stage, there are no reports of damage to the SWDC roading network.

If you are going about essential business, please drive to the conditions. If you are not going about essential business, you should not be driving on the roads anyway. Stay Home, Save Lives.

Conditions will be accessed regularly to maintain emergency and urgent access.

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11 days ago

Covid-19 - Important advice for all Wairarapa residents - 22 March 2020

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

On behalf of all three councils,

1. We’re urgently asking everyone to adhere to advice from the government:
• those over 70 and with compromised immunity or underlying respiratory conditions to stay at home
• everyone to practise physical distancing measures (Keep yourself out of any … View more
On behalf of all three councils,

1. We’re urgently asking everyone to adhere to advice from the government:
• those over 70 and with compromised immunity or underlying respiratory conditions to stay at home
• everyone to practise physical distancing measures (Keep yourself out of any situation where you come into face-to-face contact with others closer than 1 metre away).
• The requirement for physical distancing INCLUDES businesses

2. We need you all to stay calm, stay clean, stay apart but keep connected.

3. If you are going into café, bar or other hospitality venues, you will most likely be asked for your name and contact details. Please be kind to each other and be prepared to share your personal information, it’s all about keeping each other safe.

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21 days ago

Power Outage Update 1 - Featherston and Greytown residents please use water for essential use only

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

Update 10.15am Thurs 12 March - please continue to restrict water to essential use only in Greytown and Featherston until we confirm everything is operating as it should and reservoirs have recovered sufficiently.

We will provide an update here, on our website and on Facebook as soon as we can.

52 days ago

Meet the Candidates standing in the Greytown Community Board by-election

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

Lions have organised a meet the candidates evening on Wednesday 12th February at 7 pm in Greytown Town Centre. Come along and get to know your two candidates: Hilary Wilkie and Simone Baker.
Postal voting closes noon Tues 18 Feb. Candidates profiles are available with your voting papers and on the … View more
Lions have organised a meet the candidates evening on Wednesday 12th February at 7 pm in Greytown Town Centre. Come along and get to know your two candidates: Hilary Wilkie and Simone Baker.
Postal voting closes noon Tues 18 Feb. Candidates profiles are available with your voting papers and on the SWDC website.

117 days ago

IMPORTANT MESSAGE for Featherston residents on town water supply

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

8.30am, Sunday 12 December - Update - The water plant worked overnight to refill the reservoir so residents can use water as normal now. With all the rain today we don't expect people to be watering their gardens anyway, and the alternate days watering policy still applies - odd number … View more8.30am, Sunday 12 December - Update - The water plant worked overnight to refill the reservoir so residents can use water as normal now. With all the rain today we don't expect people to be watering their gardens anyway, and the alternate days watering policy still applies - odd number properties on odd number days and evens on evens. Thank you to those who shared the message last night.
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Original message - Please minimise water use as much as possible overnight. We have a Wellington Water technician at the supply plant monitoring things closely, following an issue with the plant stopping. It takes 4 hours to get the plant started again so it would be helpful if residents could limit water use to essential use only until everything is back to normal. We'll share a further update in the morning. Thanks for your co-operation.

For further information contact:
Alexander van Paassen
Wellington Water
027 232 1677

209 days ago

New recycling service calendar for South Wairarapa residents

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

The new urban kerbside recycling service kicks off next week.

•Crates and wheelie bins will be collected on alternate weeks
•All urban South Wairarapa residents are Week 1, meaning they put out their wheelie bin on Week 1 according to the calendar (in their booklet and on the website here - … View more
The new urban kerbside recycling service kicks off next week.

•Crates and wheelie bins will be collected on alternate weeks
•All urban South Wairarapa residents are Week 1, meaning they put out their wheelie bin on Week 1 according to the calendar (in their booklet and on the website here - www.wairecycle.nz...
•IMPORTANT: The new service actually starts on a Week 2 so the week commencing 9 September, all South Wairarapa residents need to put out their crates with glass recycling with their yellow rubbish bags
•The following week, starting 16 September, all South Wairarapa residents need to put out their wheelie bin with mixed recycling with their yellow rubbish bags
•There are no changes to the collection days for South Wairarapa residents.

Here's a calendar (attached) to show what days you need to put out your crates and wheelie bins. Happy recycling!

Recycling calendar for SW.pdf Download View

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