Has this wind distributed the recycling from your wheelibin to your neighbours? Let the Horowhenua District Council know you’d like them to supply a free clip. One member sent us this email they’ve sent to the Council:
Our recycling bins today were unable to withstand the westerly quarter winds gusting down Strathnaver Drive at 60+ kph so we had to spend a quarter of an hour retrieving our papers and plastics from the gorse and lupins in a neighbouring paddock.
This is a common problem with this coastal community, affecting everyone, not just us. When we only had the crates we were at least able to put the heavier glass bottles on top to hold things down.
I note that some NZ Councils make free wheelie bin lid clips available, either with each bin, as in Wellington:
Wellington City Council has distributed clips to every household in the capital that currently has a recycling wheelie bin – to help keep a lid on it.
or on request, as in Selwyn:
Council are offering free wheelie bin lid clips upon request for properties exposed to high winds. These clips are designed to keep the lid of your wheelie bin sealed and secure in adverse weather conditions.
I believe Horowhenua District Council should also invest in this simple technology for keeping recycling in the bins, dry, and free from being blown around the neighbourhood.
Please supply us with free wheelie bin lid clips.
Update: we received this immediate response:
I have sent your feedback to our environmental team to review. Please use reference CRM 158829/2019.
Later we received a more detailed reply: No wheelibin clips (for now).