Ask for Wheelibin clips

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.

$5,000 for a bit of garden waste?

Let’s say it’s just before 3 pm on a Saturday, maybe 26 October 2019. And let’s say you drive a red car onto the beach. The back is loaded with 2 full woolsacks or the like. Let’s say you drive onto the beach and speed off to the south.

This red car leaving the beach does not have any woolsacks on the back seat.
This red car leaving the beach around 3.04 pm on 26 October 2019 does not have any woolsacks on the back seat.

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Rubbish Bags

As usual last Monday morning, 30 January 2012, was similar to many others especially after holiday periods when the village takes on the appearance of a rubbish dump after rubbish bags that have been left out on the ground overnight have been attacked by dogs or birds or cats or maybe even rabbits.

Regardless of what animals are responsible, the mess left is not the responsibility of the rubbish collectors to clean up and the rats and other rodents are probably having a field day.

Miscellaneous rubbish on the ground.

Miscellaneous rubbish on the ground.

Miscellaneous rubbish on the ground.

Miscellaneous rubbish on the ground.

Solutions are to build a stand above the ground or hire a bin — about $5 per week.