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Last days to have say on waste plan.

24 November 2005

The Council has received more than 2000 submissions but Christchurch residents still have time to feedback on possible options for dealing with the city’s household rubbish. Submissions close on Friday 2 December 2005.

“We’ve had a fantastic response so far,” says Council’s Waste Planner, Tony Moore. “But, as this is something which affects every household we are keen to hear from as many residents as possible.”

 Three options for managing the city’s household waste are described in the Council’s draft waste management plan and in the summary document:

Option 1 – a recycling wheelie bin collected fortnightly and 26 rate-funded rubbish bags (weekly collection)

Option 2 – a recycling wheelie bin and a rubbish wheelie bin, both collected fortnightly

Option 3 – a recycling wheelie bin collected fortnightly, an organics (kitchen scraps and garden waste) wheelie bin collected weekly and householders to buy rubbish bags as they need them (weekly collection)

The Council will consider feedback from residents and other interested groups along with other information in deciding on a preferred option.

That preferred option will then become part of the Council’s draft long term council community plan, which itself will be open for public comment next year.

Submission forms are in The draft Waste Management Plan and summary document which are available from Council service centres and libraries, on the web at or by calling the Council on 941 8999.
Submissions must be received by Friday 2 December 2005.

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