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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 65 with limited means.
You can share your views about the Council's plans and projects by making a submission.
The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
In 2017/18 a total of 269,609 tonnes of waste was sent to the Kate Valley Regional Landfill from transfer stations in Christchurch City, Hurunui, Waimakariri, Selwyn and Ashburton Districts.
There are a number of ways you can reduce the amount of waste that comes from your household, and a good many of these are easy and cheap to do. For example:
If you live inside the District's collection area, you can put paper and cardboard, plastic containers (plastic containers can go into the large plastics bin; clean and dry expanded polystyrene foam packaging goes in a separate bin), supermarket carry bags, glass bottles and jars, aluminium cans and steel tins, TetraPak and liquid carton packaging, milk cartons (rinsed) and much more in the recycling wheelie bin. Read more information on the Kerbside collections page. Please make sure that only acceptable, clean recycling is put in the kerbside bin.
If you live outside the District's collection area, you can take separated paper, cardboard, plastic containers (all plastic types except for expanded polystyrene foam), supermarket carry bags, glass bottles and jars, aluminium cans and steel tins, child car seats, electronic waste and much more to the Oxford Transfer Station or Southbrook Resource Recovery Park. We cannot accept foil-lined drink/milk boxes with plastic pourers in the 'Milk Carton' bin at the transfer station, and only accept the cardboard milk cartons with the fold-out top. These go to Trees for Canterbury for native seedlings.
Please make sure that only acceptable, clean recycling is taken to our recycling drop-off areas. Most recycling is free but charges apply for some items such as child car seats and some electronic items.
Make use of services offered for diverting waste, for example some private bin collection companies offer a recycling or green waste bin (check out the Yellow Pages for services).
The Council is a partner in the Sustainable Living Education Trust (SLET), which gathers and provides useful information for action - the practical stuff in NZ that you need to know to 'make a difference' in a better way. Sustainable Living Courses may be available in this district or in Christchurch on an ongoing basis. Visit the Sustainable Living website to find out how you can make a difference.
You can find information on reducing waste at your school on the Reducing your school waste page.
The Council allocates some funding each year to support local businesses to become more sustainable. This funding enables Waimakariri businesses to make use of Christchurch City Council’s Target Sustainability project group. Contact us to find out how you can apply for a Target Sustainability Assessment.
A great quantity of waste materials can be generated during the operation of a farm, materials can be been difficult or costly to dispose of.
There are now alternatives to dumping or burning plastic farm waste, by recycling them through accredited voluntary product stewardship schemes. Plasback and Agrecovery both run recycling schemes for a number of different types of farm plastics, and Agrecovery also runs an agrichemical take-back scheme for unwanted or expired farm chemicals.