Photo: Newsline/CCCRecyclables put out for collection in yellow wheelie bins across Christchurch and Banks Peninsula will start going to landfill from next week. EcoCentral has advised the Christchurch City Council it is temporarily suspending operations at its Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), which means there is no capacity to sort and process the mixed paper, plastic and glass put out for recycling. Mr Adamson said if people are struggling to fit all their general rubbish in their red wheelie bin during the lockdown, they can put any excess in the yellow wheelie bin. "Please make sure that you continue to only put organic materials in the green wheelie bin. If people are having issues with the capacity of their wheelie bins, they should call the city council call centre on 0800 800 149 or 941-8999.
Source: Otago Daily Times April 03, 2020 03:00 UTC