Kerbside collection change

by Ann van Engelen

The Selwyn District Council have changed the time for residents to have your wheelie bins, bags and crates left at the kerbside for collection.The Selwyn District Council have changed the time for residents to have your wheelie bins, bags and crates left at the kerbside for collection.

From Monday, November 4, all Selwyn residents need to ensure that all rubbish, recycling and organics are out by 6.30am on their collection day.

Rubbish is collected every week from either a 240-litre or 80-litre wheelie bin. Households can also use 60-litre rubbish bags, which are available from council service centres and supermarkets. All rubbish must be in official Selwyn District Council rubbish wheelie bins or bags. There is a weight restriction of 60kg for 240-litre bins, 30kg for 80-litre bins and 12kg for rubbish bags.

The bin must not be overfull, and the lid must be closed for collection. If your bin or bag is too heavy, it may be tagged by the contractor with a note informing you why it was not collected. Put your bin or official Selwyn District Council rubbish bag on the footpath, grass verge or berm closest to where the collection vehicle passes.

Do not place bins on the road and do not place bags on top of the bin. It should be clear of trees and other obstructions and be placed facing the road.

Extra items placed next to or on top of the bin will not be collected, except for official council rubbish bags placed next to the bin.

Put your bins out at kerbside by 6.30am on collection day, and bring them back in the same day.

For all the details head to selwyn.govt.nz/rubbish.