Compactor Breakdown Causes Squeeze on Rubbish

The main rubbish compactor at the Southbrook Resource Recovery Park has broken down and will be out of action until at least Friday.

Southbrook Transfer Station pitThe Council is encouraging residents to delay bringing general rubbish to the pit until the compactor has been repaired, which is expected to be by Friday.

“Our team are working really hard to have the compactor fixed before Labour Weekend, as it’s traditionally quite a busy time for those having a clean out”, says Council’s Solid Waste Asset Manager Kitty Waghorn.

Contractors are anticipating making the repairs on Thursday ready for reopening on Friday.

For people who can’t avoid delaying, or for urgent drop-offs, residents are advised to expect delays as there will be an increase in heavy vehicle movement around the tipping area.

Neighbouring Council Transfer Stations, including Eco Drop Styx Mill Road and the Amberley Transfer Station are also available.

The compactor developed a hydraulic leak earlier this morning, and the ram needs to be taken into Christchurch for repair.

The Council’s Facebook page will be updated with news of the re-opening of the pit.