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To clarify the post about Council bins...here is a quote from the article:
"We’ll keep picking up all bins as normal, but if you can avoid using your green bin, please do so. If we don’t see a significant reduction in volumes, we may need to suspend green bin collections altogether.

- Food waste, paper hand towels and used tissues should now go in the RED bin.

- Clean recyclables can continue to go in the YELLOW bin although the contents will be going to landfill. This ensures that the red bin doesn’t fill up too quickly and also your bin isn’t contaminated when the service goes back to normal.

- Green bin use should be minimised where possible.

- For any bin, if you don’t need to put it out, please don’t. Wait till the bin is full before placing at kerbside.

Here is the link to the full information www.timaru.govt.nz/news-and-events/latest-news/help-us-reduce-green-waste-going-to-landfill
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Thanks

We would need another bin we already over fill all bins every week 😳

Does this mean if our red bin is full and it's not the red bin week can we put it out??

Millie Damsteegt

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Due to a range of good reasons, currently all 3 bins are being diverted to landfill. Only put a bin out if it's full or you really have to, and try not to put green waste out as it does bad things as it decomposes in landfill. Read the rest for more precise information 🙂Important: We need your help to keep green waste out of landfill

We're putting out the call for you all to reduce the volume of garden and renovation waste being thrown away to help protect staff while we’re on lockdown.

With the restrictions in place due to COVID-19, all waste from the three bins is now being sent to landfill. While not the best solution as it consumes landfill space, it means waste will be disposed of safely.

However, green waste causes significant long-term problems in the landfill as it decomposes creating potent greenhouse gasses.

We’re wanting to reduce the amount of time that bin contractors are out on runs, as well as the amount of contact they have with other people’s bins. Reducing the number of green bins being presented allows us to do that while still providing essential waste services.

- Garden waste going into our landfill makes potent greenhouse gas causing environmental damage, so we’re asking you to not put any garden or renovation waste in your green bins while we’re on lockdown. If we don’t reduce the amount of green waste going into the landfill, we may have to suspend green bin collection.

- Food waste, tissues and related items can go in the red bin. If your green bin doesn’t need emptied, please don’t put it out so our collectors can finish their rounds quicker.

- Continue to only put clean recycling in your yellow bin, we don’t want it contaminated for when we go back to normal

- For any bin, if you don’t need to put it out, please don’t. Wait till the bin is full before placing at kerbside.

- Keep renovation waste at home as well and use your red bin for household rubbish.

For more information visit: www.timaru.govt.nz/news-and-events/latest-news/help-us-reduce-green-waste-going-to-landfill
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Due to a range of good reasons, currently all 3 bins are being diverted to landfill. Only put a bin out if its full or you really have to, and try not to put green waste out as it does bad things as it decomposes in landfill. Read the rest for more precise information :-)

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No bins out today .

So can we put both yellow and red bins on rubbish day when they are full

I'll post a quote from the full article and repost the link so it's easy to find - that will answer your question Hamish Cotton. Will be up in a moment...

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0800 24 24 11 has been set up for those in our community struggling to get food, groceries, medication or other household items and have no alternative options.0800 24 24 11 has been set up for those in our community struggling to get food, groceries, medication or other household items and have no alternative options.

The service is available 7am-7pm daily and is for those facing hardship, at risk groups, people with disabilities and people without access to transport. Please pass this info on to anyone you think may benefit from this service.

Stay home, stay safe Timaru District.
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0800 24 24 11 has been set up for those in our community struggling to get food, groceries, medication or other household items and have no alternative options.

2 weeks ago

Get To The Point NZ

Hey Folks

Well that's day 1 of the offical level 4 lockdown done. Whilst you're at home we have a few tips to help you and your family be fire safe.

🚒 Smoke alarms, Please make sure these are working. Hit the test button.

🚒 Unattended cooking, It's so easy to get distracted if you have to leave the room or answer the phone flick the oven off.

🚒 Heaters and Logfires, It's starting to cool down so please remember the metre heater rule, all clothing and combustibles should be atleast 1 metre from the heat source.

🚒 And remember we here at Fire and Emergency will be ready to respond when you need us (we hope you dont).

🚒 We will be taking extra protection at incidents gloves masks and goggles, please dont be alarmed this is for our safety and you're own, so we can be there in your time of need.

In an Emergency dial 111
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2 weeks ago

Get To The Point NZ

While we endeavour to keep posting regular updates on our facebook page, sometimes (like during the middle of the night, or during meal breaks, while seeing patients etc etc) we just cant keep up with the changes or we are just flat out busy. If you want to know anything about the current situation with Covid-19 or about the government's response and / or plans for dealing with it, then your best source for reliable, factual and up-to-date information is the government's Covid19 page www.covid19.govt.nz
Dont be drawn into the sensationalism and fearmongering running rife on social media sites. Use the only real source of information that is reliable.
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Thinking of you all.💐🌸

Keep yourselves safe too! We need you - the best team ever!

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4 weeks ago

Get To The Point NZ

Photos from Pleasant Point Health Centre's post ...

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4 months ago

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Leisurely observing younger committee members packing up after Get To The Point - the last of the summer wine. ...

Leisurely observing younger committee members packing up after Get To The Point - the last of the summer wine.

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Hehe wot a bunch 🤣

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