Many households over Wellington will have got a letter from the council this week asking if they would like their regular green recycling bin to be replaced with a 140 litre wheelie bin (or plastic recycling bags if you’re property isn’t “accessible”).
They will be used in conjunction with the existing bins, with the wheelie bins used for plastic, paper and tins, and the old bins used for glass. The different types of bins will be collected on alternative weeks.
The council have put together a very informative website with information on the changes. Take a look.
The one problem I see with this is that many Wellingtonians will struggle to haul their wheelie bins up or down the often very steep paths from their homes to the curb. Perhaps the expense of wheelie bins could have been spared simply by having a different colour bin of the same design?