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Bogus collector nabs bins

Bogus collector nabs bins

A bogus collector has been seen stealing Waitakere City’s familiar green 45 litre recycling bins in Henderson.

“It seems someone has heard about Waitakere City’s new recycling service which starts in July and has decided to cash in,” says Henderson Councillor Ross Dallow

The bin collector drives a vehicle similar to a flat deck ute.

“The Council isn’t collecting 45 litre bins at the moment and it won’t be until after July 1 and then, only on request.

“Any unauthorised collection of crates is clearly theft. So we ask that if anyone sees any for sale that they phone the police or the Council’s Call Centre (Ph 839 0400). There is a possibility that these 45 litre crates will end up in flea markets. Anyone who buys them is buying stolen property,” says Councillor Dallow, a former police officer.

The Council’s logo is clearly stamped on the bins.

A similar situation happened in Thames, Coromandel when their new recycling service started and the bins were being delivered. A truck followed behind the contractor’s vehicle, collecting them as they were delivered to each house.

New 140-litre mobile recycling (wheelie) bins, navy blue with yellow lids, will be delivered to Waitakere residents before July 1, as part of an initiative designed to encourage householders and businesses to minimise the amount of waste sent to landfill.

More information on the new service starting on July 1 will be provided to the residents over the next few months.

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