Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Reminder that grace period is over for plastic bags


Reminder that grace period is over for plastic bags


Palmerston North City Council would like to remind residents that from today Monday 30th June the council will issue strike notices to those residents who place plastic bags in their recycling.

“From today our collectors will be issuing a Contaminated Recycling Bin Strike notice for anyone who continues to add plastic bags to their recycling bin contents,” Rob Green council’s waste and water services manager said.

Rob says during the grace period there has been a significant drop in the number of plastic bags added to recycling bins.

“There has been a reduction of between 60 and 70 percent which is fantastic. This tells us that residents are taking notice. It also means the working conditions for staff are much nicer as they no longer have to handle bags that contain unpleasant items.”

“Until now we’ve had a grace period, however now collectors will be actively checking recycling.” Rob said.

“Those who continue to place plastic bags in their recycling bin will from now on receive a strike notice. Council reserves the right to remove recycling bins after the third strike. This includes shopping bags, bread bags, plastic cling wrap, bubble wrap, frozen vegetable and cereal bags.”

“Looking forward we are exploring several options for recycling plastic bags however; it is unlikely that plastic bags will ever be included in the recycling bins again. It is possible that we might have drop off points at the city’s recycling centres at some stage in the future,” Rob said.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Parliament Today:

The Kids: OECD Report Shows Huge Impact Of Poverty On Education

A new report from the OECD has again highlighted the negative effects of poverty, showing that disadvantaged children in New Zealand are more than six times more likely to underachieve in maths than children from wealthier homes. More>>

ALSO:

Pacific: NZ Pledges $500,000 To Help Address Zika

“With the Zika virus now confirmed in a number of Pacific countries, New Zealand is committed to helping limit the impact and spread of the virus in the region,” says Mr McCully. “New Zealand will provide $250,000 as a contribution to the WHO to implement the Pacific Zika Action Plan, and a further $250,000 to enable countries in the region to respond rapidly if required." More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Police Commissioner 'Doesn’t Get Force Needs'

The Police Commissioner has let down the public and his own force by insisting the police have what they need despite it taking a year to solve a burglary and overwhelming number of officers saying they are under-resourced, says Labour’s Police spokesman Stuart Nash. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The US Pressure To Expand Our Role In Iraq

Foreign news services are being more forthcoming about what the “next 12 months” will entail – essentially, the defence ministers will be under US pressure to increase their “training” role preparatory to an assault on the city of Mosul in northern Iraq. More>>

ALSO:

Parliament Restarts: Prime Minister’s Statement

Our policy agenda and legislative programme will reflect the Government’s four priorities: • to responsibly manage the Government’s finances • to build a more competitive and productive economy • to deliver better public services to New Zealanders, an • to support the rebuilding of Christchurch. More>>

ALSO:

NZEI Survey Report: Special Needs Students Missing Out

The survey revealed that around 16 percent of students were on schools’ special needs registers, but nearly 90 percent of schools’ special needs coordinators did not believe there was adequate support for students and their learning... More>>

ALSO:

Interim Report: Waitangi Tribunal On Ture Whenua Legislation

Labour on Proposed changes to Maori land rules: “To have Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson dismiss findings as ‘bizarre’ is totally disingenuous and disrespectful. What’s bizarre is Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell stubbornly pushing through this Bill before the Waitangi Tribunal has even completed its report..." More>>

ALSO:

Spy Update: Appointment Of GCSB Acting Director

GCSB Chief Legal Advisor Lisa Fong will become the Acting Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) from 15 February 2016, Minister Responsible for the GCSB Christopher Finlayson announced today. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news