19 May 2023
Media: Local Democracy Reporter
Topic: Bin removal trial at Tikitapu
I was wondering if I could please get some comment on how the trial of the bin removal out at blue lake was going? Will also pop some qs in below.
- Has there been any noticeable increase in rubbish dumped or dropped in the area since the bins were removed?
- Have there been any complaints from the public or nearby business owners or groups relating to a lack of bins or rubbish in the area? If so, how many since the bins were removed? Any positive feedback?
- Has there been any noticeable reduction in wasps in the area since the trial started, and if so what is this attributed to? Had any re-established after nest removal?
- When will the trial end?
- It was said last time I wrote about this it would look at removing bins from other places in successful (after input from iwi and public). Is this still accurate?
Any other comment on the topic?
We informed the reporter there was no update at this time but that we would let her know when there was. We noted, for her info, that RLC has had no complaints relating to rubbish or litter at Tikitapu since the bins were removed in March. We also noted that as it’s winter, when bees hibernate, there is a natural reduction in their presence at this time of year.