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Manukau’s inorganic collection begins

Media Release
24 July 2008

Manukau’s inorganic collection begins

Manukau’s inorganic collection begins next week and residents are being reminded they are responsible for keeping their neighbourhood looking tidy.

The annual inorganic collection begins in Mangere on 28 July and moves across the city before finishing in rural areas in late November. Last year approximately 11,316 tonnes was collected.

All Manukau households will receive a blue and green flyer from the council that tells them which day to put out their rubbish. It will be collected in the week after so nothing should be put out before the date specified so neighbourhoods are kept tidy and people’s safety isn’t put at risk.

City Form and Environment Portfolio Leader Sharon Stewart says it is residents’ responsibility to keep their neighbourhood looking tidy.

“You can help by only putting out inorganic rubbish on the date shown on the flyer you will be delivered and by stacking it in tidy piles. The other way to help is by letting the council know if there are problems with rubbish creating a major mess – people can be fined up to $400 .

“We don’t want to give people a bad image of our city because inorganic rubbish is out too early or left all over the streets. That’s up to residents to make sure that doesn’t happen.

“The inorganic collection is welcomed by most people as an easy way to get rid of certain types of rubbish, but there is a responsibility that goes with it, Cr Stewart says.

* Stack rubbish in a tidy pile
* Sort tyres into a separate pile
* Please remove doors and electrical cables from stoves and refrigerators or place face down on the grass verge for safety reasons.

We will collect:
* Carpet
* Bric-a-brac
* Furniture
* Small appliances
* Tyres

We won’t collect:
• Commercial and farming waste
• Building materials
• Bricks and broken concrete
• Fibrolite/asbestos
• Garden waste, like grass clippings, branches and soil. Compost these or take them to a refuse transfer station
• Car bodies and whole waste tanks
• Glass
• Paint – take to Placemakers, Resene Colourshops or Enviropaints East Tamaki for recycling
• Chemicals, oil and old car batteries. These should be taken to a Hazmobile collection.
• Plastic bottles and container, tins, paper and cardboard. Put them in your recycling bin.


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