78 days ago

Christchurch recycling service to resume in May

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Christchurch residents will need to make sure that only the right stuff goes in their yellow bin from the start of next month.

The city's kerbside recycling service will resume on May 4 as the processing plant that sorts the items reopens under alert level 3.

Christchurch City Council resource recovery manager Ross Trotter said there would be some temporary changes to what material people could put in their yellow bins because of changing market conditions.

Paper and cardboard may not be recycled at the moment and would likely go to landfill due to no access to the markets that buy them, Trotter said.

Any waste, dirty material, liquids or other contamination in people's yellow bins would also mean the material could not be processed and markets would not buy it.

Trotter said it was important people continued to space their bins apart when putting them out for kerbside collection.

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2 days ago

Plan to kick out Christchurch Archery Club under fire

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

A Christchurch sports club is outraged at plans to boot it out of its home of almost 30 years.

Rawhiti Domain has been the Christchurch Archery Club’s base since 1992, but its lease expires in June 2021​​ and a Christchurch City Council hearings panel does not want a new lease to be granted.

It has instead recommended a month-by-month lease to signal to the club it needs to find “a more appropriate and better site”.

The Waitai/Coastal-Burwood Community Board will have the final say at a meeting on Monday (July 6).

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1 day ago

Christchurch recycling in a mess as hundreds of tonnes sent needlessly to landfill

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Christchurch has not managed to get its recycling correct for a single day in the past nine weeks, leaving hundreds of tonnes needlessly being sent to landfill.

Council rubbish collectors have had to dump contaminated residential yellow bin waste every day since May 4, when recycling facility EcoCentral reopened after the coronavirus lockdown.

In that time 635 truckloads of recycling have had to be thrown away – almost half of what has been collected, or about 3175 tonnes. The problem, caused by people throwing non-recyclable waste into their yellow bins, has cost ratepayers about $635,000. Read more here.