Bags split before the contractors arrival are not the contractors responsibility to clean up.
Rubbish bags will not be collected if:
The bag exceeds the allowable 15kg weight.
The bag is not securely tied.
The bag contains something, which could endanger the collector or damage the vehicle e.g. medical or hazardous waste, needles, animal waste, ashes, sharp objects or liquids.
The bag is full of bottles or contains unwrapped glass.
The contractor is authorised by council to sticker and leave non-complying bags; information is printed on the bags.
It is possible to recycle the following, via the collections, all of which must be clean and loose in the recycling bag. If clean and dry, the used bags will be recycled by Agrecovery into cable covers, vehicle parts and compost bins.
Newspapers, magazines and telephone directories - paper must be larger than 11cm x 22cm.
Cardboard, greetings cards, egg boxes and trays.
Office waste paper and envelopes.
Food, drink and pet food cans.
Clean plastic bottles and containers numbered 1 - i.e. soft drink bottles (no lids).
Clean plastics bottles and containers numbered 2 - i.e. milk bottles (no lids).
Clean plastic bottles and containers numbered 5 - i.e. yoghurt and ice cream containers (no lids).
Bundles of cardboard and papers, which do not fit in a recycling bag should be flattened, tied in bundles and taken to a transfer station. They will not be collected.
What NOT to Place in a Recycling Bag
To maintain the quality of recycling, the following must not be placed in the recycling bags. Non complying bags will be stickered and left.
Plastics 3, 4, 6 and 7 - will contaminate recycling.
Soft plastics - i.e. plastics that can be scrunched in your hand. Soft plastic recycling has been reintroduced to Christchurch and Rangiora; visit Soft Plastic Recycling
Wrapping paper and shredded paper.
Polystyrene and polystyrene meat trays.
Plastic bags and strapping.
Nappies, batteries and general waste; batteries can be recycled via transfer stations for free.
Clothing and shoes; can be recycled via Amberley transfer station for free.
Food or garden waste.
Glass bottles; recycle via the transfer stations for free.
Hanmer Springs Household Glass Bottle Recycling
In Hanmer Springs, household glass bottles are collected, providing:
An official Hurunui Council glass recycling box is used.
Boxes do not contain other recycling or rubbish. Bottles are crushed for roading, so must be contaminant 'free'.
All lids are removed.
Boxes can be lifted safely, are not overloaded and are at the kerbside of the property.
Bottles outside commercial premises, in cardboard boxes or a container not issued by Hurunui Council will be left.
Visitors to Hurunui
For those leasing homes out in Hanmer Springs, Gore Bay and Cheviot, the leaflets below can be downloaded to display in rental properties.