First of all, let us highly compliment whoever conceived and designed the new informational booklet — Your Guide to Reducing Waste — distributed by the Hastings District Council to local residents.
It is exceptionally clear and informative … and even fun to read through. A marvel of infographics. A true trash collector’s treasure!
Browse through this and every question you’ve ever had about the “what’s and wherefore’s” of your trash collection and recycling will be answered.
Did you know that aluminium cans are sorted by an eddy current separator and are literally ejected off the line onto another conveyor belt? Well now you do … and there’s so much more to convert you to a trash junkie!
Now … for the warning.
You might not realise that your personal wheelie bin is ‘chipped’ … kind of like your dog or cat.
Because over 60% of what goes into our bins could be recycled or composted, instead of overwhelming our landfill, potentially creating environmental hazard and increasing costs to ratepayers.
Here’s what the booklet says:
“Each bin has an RFID (Radio-frequency identification) tag, which gives us data on how often the bin is collected. Moving forward we’ll be looking at how we can provide an incentive to reward residents who only generate small volumes of waste and put their bins out less often.”
In other words, HDC is silently compiling your household’s trash profile … and eventually you BIG DUMPERS are going to pay more than ECO-RESIDENTS for that dubious ‘privilege’.
Can’t happen soon enough as far as BayBuzz is concerned! And you can’t say you weren’t warned.
Eat your heart out, Napier!