Waste Management and Minimisation – Changes to Levels of Service Submission Form

There are 459 submitters with comments

David Featherstone

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
I have a bach at Okiwi Bay, refer to attachment. My property overlooks the proposed site for a remote transfer station. The property is elevated and southeast of the site. Noise from below will significantly increase. I presume the facility will be unsupervised and will operate 24/7 throughout the year. The system will be open to abuse from dumping of offensive waste raising concerns of offensive odours wafting on a sea breeze. I object for these reasons. The site is close to other residential properties, who would be affected as we would be. There must be a better site for the operation, and if not, the status quo should prevail.
David Featherstone -
David Featherstone

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
The current system works well for us. We remove our waste whenever. A better site (suggestion): In front of Hebberds Mussel Compound, beyond the Skretting Fish Research building.
David Featherstone -
David Featherstone


David Featherstone.pdf
Supporting Documents NA
David Featherstone -
Stephen Bezar

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
Believe current service works well and no advantage to proposed changes.
Stephen Bezar -
Stephen Bezar

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
More cost, more bulk, more time stored.
Stephen Bezar -
Stephen Bezar

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
Usually the current bin is full most weeks ie; 7 days this is satisfactory for my use.
Stephen Bezar -
Stephen Bezar

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
Using property owners to store refuse for two weeks is not ideal. Resulting in smell, pests and less hygenic.
Stephen Bezar -
Stephen Bezar

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
Why now are recyclable materials having to be separated? Also as above property owners having to store refuse.
Stephen Bezar -
Stephen Bezar

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Is the change using urban rates to subsidise new services to other areas.
Stephen Bezar -
Stephen Bezar

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
Coin skips reflect user pays and demand differences. If demand increases a targeted rate can then be used.
Stephen Bezar -
Stephen Bezar

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
I support recycling and use the Council facilities when needed. I do not support the changes as proposed and wonder how they can be realised from a contract renewal. To remove all the recyclable and general rubbish from urban locations is more hygenic with this essential service.
Stephen Bezar -
B Smart

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
I am very much against these wheelie bins. I will be 90 yrs in February. I live on my own. I have my drum collected once a month. I don't have enough rubbish, for a fortnight to fill bins. My son takes my recycling up to depo when needed. I bury my food scraps. What happens when a person goes away still get charged. Why should I pay for something I don't use. We should have a choice. If people want it sure let them have it and no to the ones who don't that will make another Bill. Grovetown.
B Smart -
Lynette McQuillan

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
Not applicable,
Lynette McQuillan -
Lynette McQuillan

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
Because this idea has not been thought through. Who’s going to clean these propose bin, we live in a seaside fishing village and there will be fish waste disposed of in these bins if not supervised continuously which I doubt they will be as logistically this is impossible, creating unhygienic conditions within a housing/ holiday area. Outlying areas will drop which excess rubbish in this area, the current recycle bin is never emptied regularly enough now so how are you proposing to monitor this new system and manage it, There is an adequate transfer station at RAI VALLEY which is being operated extremely well so why does this have to change, as you are all well aware the roads in here are very delicate so why would you propose more constant use/damage to a facility which you are unable to fix in favour of the current system. Also where the proposed site is is subject to flooding, so in your view it’s ok these bins which you have no intention of keeping clean will be floating about and falling over and adding to the squalor and mess which we will have to try and sort out ourselves ( a bit like the dilemma which has been created around the new toilet block in such times. )
Lynette McQuillan -
Lynette McQuillan

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
Your proposal indicates you are cutting your carbon footprint. By introducing a system that requires 3 individual trucks coming over our already delicate road apparently on a regular basis which we have been told will not be fixed in the short term if at all! Whereas at the moment you have 1 truck using that road at irregular intervals, mostly too irregular, , how does this equate to your proposal, This service sounds messy, under thought out and not feasible. The required amount of bins and space to house the same amount of recycling as we presently have is a ridiculous idea, and unfortunately the rubbish side of the proposal will not work as proposed,
Lynette McQuillan -
Tim Spencer

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
We would ideally like a 240 litre refuse bin with the option of including grass clippings, emptied weekly. As a family of 5 with young children we would spend $500 + on dump fees, commercial wheelie bins and green waste. We also fill our recycling far too fast (without huge consumption) and on windy days the streets are a disgrace to Blenheim.
Tim Spencer -
Tim Spencer

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
1. Would prefer larger bin. 2. Would prefer bin being empty weekly. 3. We would happily pay up to $500 on rates to eliminate the need to visit dump and adequately take care of all recycling.
Tim Spencer -
John Mullen

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
I produce very little waste using a half filled Council plastic rubbish bag every 2 to 3 weeks.
John Mullen -
John Mullen

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
Refer to attachment
John Mullen -
John Mullen

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
Question 2 - Yes - I have been an advocate for the bins for many years after seeing the success in other locations especially in urban type locations. Over 30 years ago I had personal discussions on the matter with some senior salaried council staff and was surprised at their vitriolic response to my suggestion. Under "their watch" it was not going to happen. In my opinion not very forward thinking at that point in time. For urban type areas good idea.
John Mullen -
John Mullen


John Mullen (8).pdf
Supporting Documents NA
John Mullen -
Ross Simpson

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Don't have computer.
Ross Simpson -
Ross Simpson

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
1. Location of proposed site wrong should remain at Rai Valley. 2. Okiwi Bay is trying to eradicate vermin from the area not increase it with refuge. 3. This is a flood zone area. 4. Refuge is smelly and close by houses we should not have to put up with that. 5. The recycle had to get moved away from the houses because of the noise that was created.
Ross Simpson -
Russell Grigg

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
What we have now is satisfactory for our requirements.
Russell Grigg -
Russell Grigg

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
Difficult for us to control the handling of that size bin.
Russell Grigg -
Russell Grigg

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
As above
Russell Grigg -
Russell Grigg

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Unable to access on email.
Russell Grigg -
Russell Grigg

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Why were there no public meetings held/arranged for residents living in the Witherlea - Redwood area. Bins are not suitable for those with mobility problems - I require the use of walker.
Russell Grigg -
Roger McClimont


Roger McClimont.pdf
Supporting Documents NA
Roger McClimont -
Chris Rayner

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
But more efficient and cleaner. Bags are getting so inferior.
Chris Rayner -
Chris Rayner

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
But it has to be covered in their rates too.
Chris Rayner -
Herb & Pip Thomson

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
Tidy current Ward station up and tarseal and extend the parking and turning area.
Herb & Pip Thomson -
Tracy Quigley

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Assuming and hoping this will be included in rates!? so not an extra cost.
Tracy Quigley -
Tracy Quigley

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
Prefer to have person at a booth to pay - customer service!!
Tracy Quigley -
Nicola Conroy

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
Only if rates reflect that ie; rural need to pay rates that reflect that.
Nicola Conroy -
Nicola Conroy

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
We pay enough now but if that has to change then so be it.
Nicola Conroy -
Nicola Conroy

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
The bags have got shittier as the years go on so we need change.
Nicola Conroy -
I H and J A Hoog

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
As a resident and rate payer to this/our council, I am of course interested in the successful and economical operation of the council, having said that, I like to include the residents' happiness regarding changes you, as a council will have to make at some time during the course of your term as a councillor, I like to mention in this letter that we have here in Blenheim and district a population of older residents that do not necessarily use all the services available to them, but are still paying the same as people that use them regardless. For instance, we are an elderly couple and I am in my 90th. year and we have very little wast and recyclable goods and have no room for two wheely bins on our very small section where we live. We are using one wheely bin that we hire on a contract basis and gets emptied as required and our council recycle bin goes out twice a month and every thing glass and plastic is washed, so there is no smell or contamination transfer to the workers on the lorry, who we think do a fantastic job in our lovely district. So please do not force us to have these monstrous space invaders we can't handle and over the years previous, we never use the black rubbish bags and still get charged for them, so when we take the voucher to the office we do not get our money back, but only a small proportion and that to my mind is totally dishonest and unaffordable by us, old age pensioners. Hopefully you will oblige with my request not to send us the bins and charge us for it, we will object strongly and publicly.
I H and J A Hoog -
Norm Wilson

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
I believe all waste including glass should be in wheelie bins.
Norm Wilson -
Norm Wilson

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Wasn’t aware of this
Norm Wilson -
Norm Wilson

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Seems reasonable value
Norm Wilson -
Norm Wilson

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
I believe ALL residential waste should and should have all ways have been in wheelie bins. This should include a separate green waste wheelie bin. Also I am Not in favour of retaining the old brown bin for glass. It is the right time to sort this waste collection once and for all ! Other councils in NZ have wheelie bin only for all residential waste. Happy to pay more for this service.
Norm Wilson -
mike Ettema

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Didn't know there was a calculator on the website
mike Ettema -
Andrew Donovan

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
It is impractical for where we live. Also the winds will blow these over and away, even if full. At the meeting there seemed to be a lack of understanding of the wind levels here. We'll lose the bins. If the contractor was made responsible for clearing up the mess caused by this then I would be more amenable but that appears to not be the case and the mess will be left to the property owners. We currently use an old recycling bin from our last property in Waikato, it sits outside our backdoor, the area is sheltered on two sides, sometimes in the morning it is upended by the wind still. I have had these bins before and like them a lot, they are clean and tidy to use and easy to maneuver on concrete, but they simply wont work here. Due to the distance from our house to the road, and the condition of the driveway and sides of, we will still be loading them on a vehicle to take them to the side of the road.
Andrew Donovan -
Andrew Donovan

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
As above they will blow away
Andrew Donovan -
Andrew Donovan

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
As above they will blow away
Andrew Donovan -
Andrew Donovan

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
As above they will blow away
Andrew Donovan -
Andrew Donovan

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
We only produce around 6 to 10-litres of landfill waste per week. Most of our waste is cardboard and recyclable, we compost everything we can too. We just take this to the RTS on the way to check the post, fuel the ute, etc. Its just a small bag plus the recycle bin mentioned above as its a good container and fits in the ute easy.
Andrew Donovan -
Andrew Donovan

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
I don't think we would spend anywhere near $160 going to the local RTS and when we go there we are doing another trip anyway. We are on Ward Beach Rd and driving down the road after the meeting last night I could not seem many practical places to site wheelie bins. If the rest of the road wants them we request to be excluded.
Andrew Donovan -
Andrew Donovan

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
I am of the opinion the reconfigure of the existing RTS and the operation of it is a very good idea using the smaller bins and a compactor, but trying to sell it a carbon footprint reduction is not a good idea, its still diesel trucks and vehicles so a hard sell. The compacting and access is a better sell for the area. SO the RTS upgrade, great idea, but no thanks to the bins and fortnight collection. Personally I enjoy my weekly trip to the post office and tip, I see people and chat with them and its not a chore.
Andrew Donovan -
R Innes

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
Currently there is nothing within the current waste services consultation to include an RTS for residents at Kaiuma Bay. Kaiuma Bay is a growing community and I believe we would benefit from having an RTS in the bay. As well as an RTS benefiting the permanent residents in the community, an RTS would allow holiday home owners to dispose of refuse and recycling without the need to build their travel around the opening of the Havelock Transfer site approx 20 km away. If holiday home owners are Nelson based this adds an additional 40km of travel to that journey. Can the addition of an RTS for Kaiuma Bay be considered please.
R Innes -
Tracey Williams

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Didn't know it existed to now.
Tracey Williams -
Tracey Williams

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Less expensive if green waste is included in refuse collection which I don't it is. There should be a green waste collection, refuse collection and recycle collection same as Christchurch.
Tracey Williams -
Kieran O'Boyle

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
While the idea may appeal to many in the Wairau Village it does not. It includes farms with long driveways and no exit streets that will necessitate property owners bringing their bins to the end of their street or long drive which will expose the bins to the strong winds that prevail at unpredictable times of the year and consequentially creates the potential for rubbish to be spilt and blown by the wind.
Kieran O'Boyle -
Kieran O'Boyle

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
Great within most urban areas but generally not suitable for most rural areas.
Kieran O'Boyle -
Kieran O'Boyle

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
I am not in favour of bins in rural areas. We have a transfer station in the Wairau Village and there would be no saving in travel for us.
Kieran O'Boyle -
Kieran O'Boyle

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
I am not in favour of bins in rural areas. We have a transfer station in the Wairau Village and there would be no saving in travel for us.
Kieran O'Boyle -
Kieran O'Boyle

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
I am not in favour of bins in rural areas. We have a transfer station in the Wairau Village and there would be no saving in travel for us.
Kieran O'Boyle -
Kieran O'Boyle

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Current costs amount to 8 Council rubbish bags , 36 kilometres and 6 hours of my time max with the bonus of no spilt refuse.
Kieran O'Boyle -
Beryl Archer
Penzance Tuna Bay Property Owners Association
Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
we believe its not a suitable or a required option for Penzance Bay as stated in our submission in 2020. See attachment uploaded.
Beryl Archer - Penzance Tuna Bay Property Owners Association
Beryl Archer
Penzance Tuna Bay Property Owners Association

SUBMISSION Waste Management S.pdf
Supporting Documents NA
Beryl Archer - Penzance Tuna Bay Property Owners Association
Josh Wooding
Hato Hone St John
Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
St John Tasman District does not support the proposed placement of the remote transfer station at Okiwi Bay due to concerns about the proximity to the combined St John and Fire and Emergency New Zealand station. We believe that the location of the transfer station as indicated on the map in the proposal will likely impede the access and egress of emergency vehicles, especially during peak holiday season when the area will see much higher public foot and vehicle traffic. We also have concerns that during these peak periods there is a high chance of overflow or general waste dumping in the vicinity which may present hazards such as broken glass to the crews and their personal vehicles as well as the operational vehicles. We request that you reconsider the location of the transfer station within Okiwi Bay that will not impact on the local response capability. Regards Josh Wooding Group Operations Manager Marlborough - Tasman District Hato Hone St John
Josh Wooding - Hato Hone St John
Alison Beardsmore

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
Wheelie bins in the Ward area will be extremely impracticable. Ward is subject to regular (like almost daily) very strong winds. Wheelie bins would be constantly blown away whether full or empty and we would then need to pick up rubbish from roads, neighbouring farm paddocks etc. While I love the idea of a kerbside collection, I cannot stress enough that this is a genuine concern. Ward is an extremely exposed part of Marlborough, and the wind here is ridiculous. If you could provide a waste receptacle that could deal with this I'd be happy to swap to a kerbside collection, however, if the only option is wheelie bins, then I would opt for just continuing to use the transfer station as the only practicable solution.
Alison Beardsmore -
Alison Beardsmore

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
As above.
Alison Beardsmore -
Alison Beardsmore

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
As above.
Alison Beardsmore -
Alison Beardsmore

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
As above.
Alison Beardsmore -
Alison Beardsmore

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
I combine trips to the refuse station with other outings, such as going to collect the post at the postbox, so it is no extra cost.
Alison Beardsmore -
Alison Beardsmore

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Our road (Ward Beach Rd) is not currently designated for a kerbside collection under your existing proposal for Ward. I do not wish for our road to be included, for the reasons stated above. I think kerbside collection would be impractical for our road and, so wish to continue with just using the transfer station. I would only like our road to be considered for kerbside collection if it could be done in a way that we don't spend half our lives chasing rubbish and wheelie bins down the road in the wind! I applaud any efforts made to improve the experience at the transfer station. At the moment we often have to return home with our rubbish because the existing skips are too full, and then people leave stuff lying around outside the skips because they are too lazy to take it back with them and they think the magic fairies will pick it up for them.
Alison Beardsmore -
Alison Beardsmore

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
Thank you for offering the opportunity to have an improved service in the Ward area, I would have loved to have taken you up on your offer if it had been workable.
Alison Beardsmore -
John Bolitho

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
Don’t need in Okiwi Bay
John Bolitho -
John Bolitho

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
As above
John Bolitho -
John Bolitho

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
As above
John Bolitho -
John Bolitho

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
As above
John Bolitho -
John Bolitho

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
No and don’t require
John Bolitho -
John Bolitho

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Don’t require in Okiwi Bay.
John Bolitho -
John Bolitho

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
The Rubbish facility at Rai Valley works well for all residents.
John Bolitho -
John Bolitho

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
I believe the current Rai Valley should continue being used as follows One common area that has worked well for all residents and holiday makers. I am very concerned if you put rubbish skips in Okiwi Bay this will not only create More traffic (safety issue for children who play in area) Rubbish bins will stink ( fish offal ) Rubbish will be left to blow around and distroy the clean environment. Pests will be increase Who will manage complaints and how long will thinks take to be rectified? Why should ratepayers pay for holiday makers rubbish to be disposed of?
John Bolitho -
Margaret Cresswell

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
I know how much it costs for rubbish collection as I have to pay for it now. I also have to take all my recycling to the recycling centre.
Margaret Cresswell -
Margaret Cresswell

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
I pay almost this for my current fortnightly rubbish collection. In addition I have the costs of taking recycling to the recycling centre. No comment on the below 2 questions as not applicable to my situation. All of Alma Street North needs to be included in the collection area. It needs to be consistent as some properties are included and others not. All the properties in Brook Street North and Inkerman Street North are included. Need to be consistent.
Margaret Cresswell -
Rob Kerr

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
At present I spend $75 dollars a year taking my rubbish to the Havelock transfer station, which i can do as required and dont have to wait 2 weeks to have a bin emptied.
Rob Kerr -
Rob Kerr

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
As above
Rob Kerr -
Rob Kerr

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
It needs to be weekly
Rob Kerr -
Rob Kerr

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
as present I can empty my rubbish as required.
Rob Kerr -
Rob Kerr

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
I can do my recycling as required.
Rob Kerr -
Rob Kerr

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
The way transfer station is set up in Havelock its cheaper and more convenient
Rob Kerr -
Jessica cuttance

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
Would be nice to have a green waste wheelie bin considered
Jessica cuttance -
Luke Kibblewhite

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
I am strongly opposed to the proposed remote transfer station in Duncan Bay. I have been regularly coming to Duncan Bay my entire life and there has never been an issue with people removing taking their rubbish out of the Bay. The proposed transfer station appears to be a solution to a problem that does not exist. The transfer station is a bad idea environmentally. It will encourage pests in an area that is a recovering eco-system. There is a serious risk that rubbish from the proposed site will enter the river and flow to the sea. The road in and out of the bay cannot support the necessary trucks. The smell, noise and sight of the transfer station will make the Bay a far less pleasant place to be.
Luke Kibblewhite -
Luke Kibblewhite

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
I am strongly opposed to the proposed remote transfer station in Duncan Bay. I have been regularly coming to Duncan Bay my entire life and there has never been an issue with people removing taking their rubbish out of the Bay. The proposed transfer station appears to be a solution to a problem that does not exist. The transfer station is a bad idea environmentally. It will encourage pests in an area that is a recovering eco-system. There is a serious risk that rubbish from the proposed site will enter the river and flow to the sea. The road in and out of the bay cannot support the necessary trucks. The smell, noise and sight of the transfer station will make the Bay a far less pleasant place to be.
Luke Kibblewhite -
Venetia Ioannidis

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
I did not know about it till recently.
Venetia Ioannidis -
Venetia Ioannidis

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
I am happy with the proposed changes to the Ward transfer station. With the kerbside collection in Ward the Wind has to be a big factor as we have a lot more constant wind than other areas. Some of the rural roads on the proposed site have very long awkward drive ways & are better off just using the transfer station. Wheelie bins along state highway one is asking for trouble with the Wind factor possibly blowing them over onto the road. With such a good transfer station does our Town really need the kerbside service.
Venetia Ioannidis -
Peter Buckley

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
In Rarangi we currently can chose a method of waste disposal which suits our personal needs. We can employ a contractor best suited to our requirements or take our recylcling to our local skip and other waste in black bags to the waste management centre on Wither Road. To replace this with a "one size fits all " would be expensive and detrimental especially for those who strive to minimise their waste.
Peter Buckley -
Peter Buckley

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
Kerbside collection is not necessarily an appealing option if your kerb is over 50 meters from your house. Wheelie bins are very prone to to being blown over, especially if partially filled with light material. Rarangi is a very windy place.
Peter Buckley -
Peter Buckley

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
I can't see how having large wheelie bins helps with the councils aim of reducing the volume of rubbish. I really believe people should be responsible for their own rubbish. Learn to consider their purchasing in terms of the amount of rubbish they will create. I rather feel that once the rubbish is in the wheelie bin it becomes the council's rubbish and all the responsibility that the householder may have is lost.
Peter Buckley -
Peter Buckley

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
It suits me much better to use the council bags and drop them of at Wither Road Waste centre as and when they are full and I am in town for other reasons.
Peter Buckley -
Peter Buckley

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
It is perfectly easy to drop them off at the skip rather than accumulating aload that has to be put out on a certain day.
Peter Buckley -
Peter Buckley

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
It seems to be a rather flawed calculator as it doesnt make any allowance for the fact that you most likely use the recycle skip or waste centre when you are out on other business. So be "charged" mileage for a return journey from your house every time you use one of the facilities is simply fatuous. It creates the false impression that your current waste disposal costs are far higher than they actually are.
Peter Buckley -
Peter Buckley

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
For me in Rarangi the $160 charge represents a 12.5% increase in my rates. I think this is a lot for a service that I neither want nor need.
Peter Buckley -
Peter Buckley

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
From reading the Council's proposal documents there seems to be no compelling reason for making these changes. Is this all being done to "reduce fly-tipping littering'? If this is the case then it would be good to see some evidence to support this hypothesis. I don't think that issues of litter at Monkey Bay carpark will be effected by everyone in Rarangi having a wheelie bin and I don't see how the council can either.
Peter Buckley -
Mary (+Sarah White) Fryer

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
We currently have a 125litre rubbish bin that we have emptied fortnightly and this is enough. If you are providing a recycling bin then surely there is not a need for as big a bin. I wonder if by providing a large bin people will just use this to be lazy and fill up again?
Mary (+Sarah White) Fryer -
Francis Carré

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
they are not needed and cause an increase in cost to the ratepayer. They will still get blown over on windy days .
Francis Carré -
Francis Carré

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
increased bin size means increased storage of refuse and fortnightly will result in smelly decaying refuse particularly during summer.
Francis Carré -
Francis Carré

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
These bins are large and take up a lot of room and an increased bin size means increased storage of refuse and fortnightly will result in smelly decaying refuse particularly during summer.
Francis Carré -
Francis Carré

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
I would prefer a weekly pickup
Francis Carré -
Francis Carré

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Not necessary as I have little refuse and compost organic waste.
Francis Carré -
Francis Carré

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Marlborough's population consists of many retired pensioners with many being two persons per household therefor larger bins are unnecessary. The wheelie bins will cause extra expense for pensioners via their rates.
Francis Carré -
Francis Carré

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
I would rather see the collectors being council employed as opposed to being contracted out
Francis Carré -
Wendy Caughley
Wendy Caughley
Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Single person household so no issue
Wendy Caughley - Wendy Caughley
Thomas Casey

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
It will not be practical to have the bins in this area due to the regular high winds which will most definitely blow the bins over. Our road is not included in the proposal and we do not want it to be included.
Thomas Casey -
Thomas Casey

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
As above
Thomas Casey -
Thomas Casey

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
As above
Thomas Casey -
Thomas Casey

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Although it is a fantastic idea in the more compact townships and urban areas, it is not practical for the rural area of Ward. The subject of carbon emissions was mentioned in the presentation, and that this would help mdc, and ourselves, to reduce the emissions. This is a ridiculously woke statement. Virtually every household in Ward need to drive their vehicle close to the vicinity of the remote transfer station, either to collect children from school, collect mail from the PO boxes, or to simply head out to work or social appointments. Adding a rubbish collection truck that will be touring around the area on a weekly basis will increase emissions not decrease them. It looks good on paper but is not practical in reality. As mentioned above, our road is not included in the proposed changes and we do not want it to be included. Thanks
Thomas Casey -
Robyn Wiffen

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
225 Tachalls Road is where I live, and the wind is terrible, especially where the bins would have to be left. Another major concern for me, is the fact, that Tachalls Road is a narrow road, with a "waiting for someone to be killed" corner at the top end. Yes, signs have been put up indicating a narrow road. But the sign is on the west side of the vineyard gate, so that is not seen by any vehicles coming out! Harvest time is a nightmare for me, I have to ring my husband, and ask him to wait at the vineyard gate, to stop traffic, going down the road, so I can get up safely. The bridge at the start of Tachalls Road, is narrow with no sides. We had a stock truck in 2 weeks ago, and the driver told us, that the bridge gives him the "s...s" So, another big truck up Tachalls Road, in my opinion, is not safe and an accident waiting to happen. The cottage at 173 Tachalls Road is, since the earthquake, not liveable, and with the current costs and regulations, we will not be replacing it. I do think kerbside collections are a great idea, but not in Wards windy climate. The refuse centre is in a great place and as we have to go to local shop for the mail, it's not a problem going to refuse bins at the same time.
Robyn Wiffen -
Robyn Wiffen

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
as above
Robyn Wiffen -
Robyn Wiffen

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
as above
Robyn Wiffen -
Robyn Wiffen

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
as above
Robyn Wiffen -
Robyn Wiffen

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
as above
Robyn Wiffen -
Robyn Wiffen

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
tried too but site came up as 404 error
Robyn Wiffen -
Robyn Wiffen

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
n/a
Robyn Wiffen -
Robyn Wiffen

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
Upgrading the refuse centre is a great idea. I feel there needs to be more amnesty skips, perhaps 2 or 3 a year.
Robyn Wiffen -
Richard Ellis

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Didn't know it existed.
Richard Ellis -
Richard Ellis

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Don't know my estimated cost but $160 sounds reasonable.
Richard Ellis -
Richard Ellis

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
The introduction of a kerbside wheelie bin service would bring Marlborough into line with many other parts of NZ. It would reduce the amount of plastic rubbish bags going to landfill (a plus for the environment) and would save light plastics / other recyclables blowing out of the current 55 L recycling crates while they wait on kerb for collection on windy days. It would mean that rubbish could be stored more tidily at our section too which could reduce the likelihood of rats / cats / other vermin trying to rip open rubbish bags.
Richard Ellis -
David Delaney

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
Against strongly having a remote waste system in Duncan Bay. We have always limited our rubbish into the bay due to us having to take it out. Many reasons not to have it. Extra trucks coming into bay, more traffic, placement of transfer station, smell, I feel as it should be a user pay only and will get abused if it is free to the public.
David Delaney -
Keith Thoms

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Much easier to use a bin for waste, instead of taking the car and trailer to the dump. Price is not the only factor.
Keith Thoms -
Keith Thoms

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Only one 140 litre bin, is needed per property . One week for green waste. One week for recyclables including glass. The old red bin can be used for storage for the following week.
Keith Thoms -
Anthony Mullen

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
N/a
Anthony Mullen -
Anthony Mullen

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
The remote transfer station in Duncan Bay is inappropriate. There are no suitable identified sites in the bay. At present residents manage their waste without issue. The preferred option would be expanded services in the Rai Valley area given there are some facilities there already. This provides better access for the contractors & Duncan Bay residents already use these at present. If one had to be located in Tennyson inlet, the only suitable site would be on the road reserve in Harvey Bay at the DOC camping ground. This would then provide access to both Duncan Bay and Penzance Bay residents alike. In saying that, the road & access to Tennyson inlet is not suitable for heavy vehicles on such a regular basis.
Anthony Mullen -
David Pacey

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
The MDC has not included in their wheelie bin proposal a bin for organic waste the majority of waste our house hold generates is organic which goes into a private contractors supplied wheelie bin this is convenient for our house hold for we do not have time to compost this material or have any use for the compost.
David Pacey -
David Pacey

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
Even though this bin has a lid on from my experience with the bin that We pay for can get quite stinky, stinking our place out as well as our neighbors the private contractor picks up our bin weekly.
David Pacey -
David Pacey

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
If the MDC introduces wheelie bins with lids for house hold waste and recycling our house hold waste costs will not decrease they will actually increase for our property we will still require a private contractor bin to remove our organic waste for the MDC 140 litre waste bin will not be big enough. Having a bin with a lid on for recyclables is long overdue no matter what the size is. Most of the time on very windy days I pick up more recyclables from my property than what I have put out these have come from all the bins that get blown over in the street I regularly pick up these overturned bins. I complained about this once to be told by the MDC waste manager that it was not his fault that people over filled their bins as if that was the cause of these not fit for purpose recycling bins for loosing their contents on windy days.
David Pacey -
David Pacey

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
I used the MDC waste calculator I find it offensive that the MDC only value a member of the publics time at ten dollars per hour the trips I do to the transfer station are to dispose of organic waste generated from the cleaning up of leaves from MDC trees in our street that enter on to our property We also mow the road side reserve in front of our property over a year this amounts to six wheelie bin empties. Maybe the council staff might like to work for ten dollars per hour this would do the rate payers of Marlborough a great service. What is the MDC doing about organic waste why are they waiting for a private contractor to come up with a solution for this I think the MDC should be doing more about organic waste for it is all going into a rate payer funded land fill. Recycling bins with lids on are a must if the MDC are serious about getting rid of wind blown recyclables from the streets and roads of Marlborough on pick up days . As for remote transfer stations if they go in the locations of already established coin skips and emptied regularly this might stop people leaving their rubbish on the ground beside these skips that often do not work. As for the MDC reducing the carbon foot print when it comes to waste disposal and getting recyclables recycled I will believe it when I see it in writing. I also believe wheelie bins are not for everyone for a lot of people will not have the room for them on their properties find them hard to move around so bags might suit these people I think their should be an option bags or bins.
David Pacey -
Trudi Roberts

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
Wheelie bins will blow away in our area. there is nowhere for any collection trucks to turn around since we are at the end of the road. Our driveway is very long & steep.
Trudi Roberts -
Trudi Roberts

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
Wheelie bins will blow away in our area. there is nowhere for any collection trucks to turn around since we are at the end of the road. Our driveway is very long & steep.
Trudi Roberts -
Trudi Roberts

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
not often enough
Trudi Roberts -
Trudi Roberts

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
not often enough
Trudi Roberts -
Trudi Roberts

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
not often enough
Trudi Roberts -
Trudi Roberts

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
didn't want to
Trudi Roberts -
Trudi Roberts

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
Wheelie bins will blow away in our area. there is nowhere for any collection trucks to turn around since we are at the end of the road. Our driveway is very long & steep.
Trudi Roberts -
Rodney Littlefield
MRFA member
Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
Because of the added cost, and as a pensioner I already consider the rates excessive and the annual increases exorbitant. The present system works fine. If it's windy enough to blow recyclables out the crate, it will probably blow over a number of wheely bins anyway. You are wasting enough ratepayers money on weighbridges at the tip , just to replace one person who used to estimated the load and cost !
Rodney Littlefield - MRFA member
Rodney Littlefield
MRFA member
Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
One-- never heard of it before. Two.-- the council seems to excel at wasting money on the most simple of projects. Apart from the tip ( has the sorting carousel ever been used ?) I refer as example the shelter at the station.
Rodney Littlefield - MRFA member
Rodney Littlefield
MRFA member
Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
They will be mis- used.
Rodney Littlefield - MRFA member
Geoff and Robyn Wiffen

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
Too windy in Ward
Geoff and Robyn Wiffen -
Geoff and Robyn Wiffen

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
Too windy in Ward
Geoff and Robyn Wiffen -
Geoff and Robyn Wiffen

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
N/a
Geoff and Robyn Wiffen -
Geoff and Robyn Wiffen

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
N/A
Geoff and Robyn Wiffen -
Geoff and Robyn Wiffen

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
N/a
Geoff and Robyn Wiffen -
Geoff and Robyn Wiffen

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Will do when not busy
Geoff and Robyn Wiffen -
Geoff and Robyn Wiffen

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
N/A
Geoff and Robyn Wiffen -
Brian Tuffey

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
We currently recycle well and have minimal waste as we compost alot. the current pink bin and bag systenms works well. We just do not need two bins.
Brian Tuffey -
Brian Tuffey

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
Too big for us.
Brian Tuffey -
Brian Tuffey

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
Too big for us
Brian Tuffey -
Brian Tuffey

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
many poeople currently fill this on a weekly basis. Every two weeks will not be enough.
Brian Tuffey -
Brian Tuffey

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
We are happy with the pink crate. we put out a black bag maybe once a month. System works for us and so may others.
Brian Tuffey -
Brian Tuffey

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
I would like to see more flexibility in the system. One size does not fit all. Once a fortnight to collect general waste is not enough. The rubbish will stick over this time.
Brian Tuffey -
Brian Tuffey

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
As above. fortnightly colections will not be enough.
Brian Tuffey -
Roxana Jones
Marlborough Kindergarten Association
Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
I approve of using wheelie bins but I wonder if the size of the bin is adequate. If we are making the change I would like to see this considered.
Roxana Jones - Marlborough Kindergarten Association
Roxana Jones
Marlborough Kindergarten Association
Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
I do not believe the 140-litre bin size is big enough.
Roxana Jones - Marlborough Kindergarten Association
Ian and Mary-Jane Reade

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
We are specifically focused on the proposed Okiwi Bay remote transfer station. Although the concept is good we are against the location of the site due to: It is close to the community facitlites hence may give off unpleasant odours during hot times. It takes up boat parking space that is used most weekends in the summer. A more suitable place would be to the west beside where the greenwaste is placed and an area not used for boat parking.
Ian and Mary-Jane Reade -
Ian and Mary-Jane Reade

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
We have not been able to determine the proposed frequency of servicing of the sites other than the statement that planned servicing will take into account seasonal fluctuations. Regular servicing over the hot and busy summer period will need to ensure that odours and vermin are not a problem.
Ian and Mary-Jane Reade -
kevin wilson
none
Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
Full wheelie bins are very difficult to wheel on smooth surfaces by physically able people. They are near impossible on rough surfaces and/or have to be moved by people not so physically able including many older people. Plastic rubbish bags are far easier to handle (provided the bags are of good quality).
kevin wilson - none
kevin wilson
none
Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
compost most waste
kevin wilson - none
kevin wilson
none
The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
The guys on the trucks work hard. The collection provides them with a job bins add to the capital requirement - more specialist trucks and cut employment opportunities albeit probably on minimum wages and looks as though will cost more. Large organisations should have a social obligation to help keep people gainfully employed and off benefits. Collecting rubbish is an essential service
kevin wilson - none
Chris Siale

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
As a resident of Duncan Bay I take all of my rubbish and recycling either to Rai Valley Transfer Station or Nelson. I strongly oppose installing a Remote Transfer Station in Duncan Bay. Rai Valley Transfer Station and coin skip work well and are on the way out of the Sounds. A remote transfer station in Duncan Bay would have negative effects on the natural environment eg. illegal rubbish dumping, ruining the outstanding natural foreshore, stinking rubbish & vermin, effects of flooding, negatively effecting the reserve, river & picnic area, our fragile, windy roads do not need rubbish trucks adding to their fragile state, how would the rubbish & recycling be removed when our roads are closed? Duncan Bay residents take their rubbish & recycling out of the Bay & have been doing so for decades. Our green waste burning pile was not approved so how would a collection of rubbish bins & associated littering be in the same outstanding marine foreshore area?
Chris Siale -
Gaby Watson

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
I am really surprised that the council is not looking at doing any green waste recycling. When I lived in Christchurch I put out more green waste weekly than I did general waste monthly and I only had a 500m² section. The larger bin doesn't encourage people to sort their waste.
Gaby Watson -
Gaby Watson

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Didn't know there was one
Gaby Watson -
Gaby Watson

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
I don't know what my current cost is to be able to answer the above question.
Gaby Watson -
Gaby Watson

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
1. I'm really glad that we have an opportunity to separate our glass from the recycling. 2. Knowing what else is allowed for the recycling bin would have better enabled me to have answered the question about an appropriate size. 3. Thank you for, finally, moving away from plastic bags
Gaby Watson -
Rebecca Waldron

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
I am happy with the current maroon crate, maybe lids could be added? I think the smaller crate makes people think about their waste but if they are just throwing everything into a wheelie bin it will be out of sight out of mind and there won't be much incentive to find ways of reducing waste. However since you will be moving to a fortnightly service it makes sense that you will have to provide a bigger container for some households.
Rebecca Waldron -
Rebecca Waldron

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
I would like to suggest that you provide an option for a smaller bin at a reduced rate for those people in small households or those trying to work towards zero waste. My household is trying to move towards zero waste and consequently I only have a small amount of clean packaging which goes into my refuse bin every week . I would put out a black rubbish bag of this clean waste about every six weeks. As it is clean dry packaging it doesn't have any smell, so it isn't a problem to keep it in a bin in my garage. I would prefer to keep the black rubbish bags because I feel that it is a user pays situation, I can pass on the ones I don't use to family or an organisation such as a charity shop, however if I am paying for a bin and not using it every two weeks, I and other small households who are trying to reduce waste will be losing out. If Council does move to wheelie bins, please consider adding smaller bins for small households and those trying to reach zero waste, at a reduced charge. This could also provide encouragement to others who want to try to reduce their waste but need a bit of an incentive. At the meeting I attended there was quite a bit of concern from some older residents about how they would get the wheelie bin out to the kerb. Hopefully there have been some submissions about this, but perhaps a smaller bin would be more manageable for this group of people as well?
Rebecca Waldron -
Rebecca Waldron

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Some people are really struggling to pay their bills, even a small increase such as this could be really hard for some households in Marlborough.
Rebecca Waldron -
Jill Pendleton

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
Rarangi is an outlying community serviced by private wheelie bin contractors, residents have the choice to use these services. Other services such as purchasing MDC rubbish bags andpersonally taking them to the Taylor Pass waste transfer means that we are responsible for our own rubbish. The $160 per year increase in rates for rubbish and recycling collection is still more than a lot a residents currently pay for waste disposal, it is a large increase in local rates. This is a fee which residents will have no choice in paying. Kerbside collection will make users less mindfull of the waste they generate, Into the bin and forgotten about, a "behaviour change" that should not be encouraged.
Jill Pendleton -
Jill Pendleton

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
As above, Rarangi has adequate contractors doing the service. Many households have long driveways, inconvenient for moving wheelie bins. Geographically a lot of Rarangi is spread along the only road through to Port Underwood, wheelie bins would be in vulnerable position for vandalism (a mailbox issue already) and could be blown over in the often high winds. Let the community be responsible for their rubbish, to give this over to the council just creates "... behaviour change at an individual and community level".
Jill Pendleton -
Jill Pendleton

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
Council provide a very adequate recycling station at Tua Marina. Residents are able to use the facility any time they are travelling out of Rarangi. If the council intends to stop this recycle collection station, for what reason? And if the council intends to stop the recycle collection station, why was the community not advised of this? As above - wheelie bins at the end of driveways are targets for vandalism or being blown over, especially lightweight bins with plastic and paper inside. "For the recycling crate the assumption is that on average each household presents 55 litres of recycling per week" (page 3 of the Proposal) That is all recycling. The council is offering 140ltrs per 2 weeks plus 55 ltrs for glass, increasing the recycling per household, but will this reduce the waste created by each household. We need incentives to decrease waste, not incentives to increase waste.
Jill Pendleton -
Jill Pendleton

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
As above.
Jill Pendleton -
Jill Pendleton

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
As above - Council provide a very adequate recycling station at Tua Marina. Residents are able to use the facility any time they are travelling out of Rarangi.
Jill Pendleton -
Jill Pendleton

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
There are 294 households in Rarangi and 77 in Tua Marina who have the use of the recycling station at Tua Marina. = 371. For recycling which is collected every two weeks. If one uses the equation of the proposed annual waste collection fee of $160 divided by 2 = $80 multiplied by the number of households 371 = $29,680 is the revenue collected for recycling for Rarangi and Tua Marina. What is the current annual cost to MDC for emptying the Tua Marina transfer skip? Who currently pays for this? Or how is it factored into the present rates? For household rubbish the equation is the same, $80. Some household create more than 140 ltrs of rubbish, some less. Allow households to be aware and responsible for their waste rather than making them all follow the council's plan.
Jill Pendleton -
Jill Pendleton

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
I have to answer 'No' as I have no experience of RTS usage, it is an issue for users.
Jill Pendleton -
Jill Pendleton

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
Why does the level of service need to change? Why does the larger community as listed in the Statement of Proposal need to be included? As yet no results were forthcoming on landfill gas by December 2021. Will a solution be ready by December 2022? Putting rural waste management out to tender will remove the option for rural residents to use the company of their choice for their rubbish collection. I cannot find anything giving actual current costs of rural waste or recycling. There is no evidence found that say "rural kerbside collection will decrease illegal dumping and littering" (Kerbside Collection Method ...) - the wind and vandals may increase the problem. It is generally accepted that it is non-locals who illegally dump. "To promote behaviour change at an individual and community level" (Please explain if this will be for better or worse). If some households will need to increase from 140ltr to 240ltr bins, no cost has been given for the increase. What is MDC decide we all need larger wheelie bins, will we have a choice)?
Jill Pendleton -
Jon Molloy

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
We use waste management
Jon Molloy -
Catherine Smith

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Having viewed the presentation, I am a bit confused about charges. I agree with $160 per year for wheelie bins. (My current cost is only just below the $160 proposed cost.) Do we also have to pay the $70 per year for the Remote Transfer Stations? In places like Wairau Valley, where some residents live down long driveways, I am wondering where the bins will be collected from - the residence or the road? Not everyone will be able to wheel a bin up to the road, much less heave it on to a truck to bring it up to the road. How will Remote Transfer Stations be policed, to avoid the dumping of rubbish?
Catherine Smith -
Elaine Black

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Because it doesn’t effect me
Elaine Black -
Elaine Black

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
I am a Bach owner just over the fence from the proposed site. The noise from bottles being dropped into the recycle bin which is over the other side of the boat park is bad enough so the site being closer the noise will be greater. The dumping of fish waste will be a problem too. Over summer the smell will be horrendous. Apart from household rubbish which also smells. We find the present recycle bin adequate and always take out our household rubbish which we have been doing for the past 45 years with no problems. There a lot of properties from French Pass to Okiwi Bay so that means a lot of rubbish. How many car and boat parks will be taken up? We need every one over summer. Also the position across from the Ambulance and Fire Station could cause problems at times with access. The best thing would be to have it all at the Rai Tip and have it open every day. That would be easier for trucks to come and collect the bins. Also it would save the contractor the winding road over the Ronga Hill into Okiwi Bay. The road is bad enough without extra trucks going over it.
Elaine Black -
Hana Wilkinson
Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service
Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
See comments in the attached file MDC Waste Services
Hana Wilkinson - Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service
Hana Wilkinson
Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service

MDC Waste Services 101122.pdf
Supporting Documents NA
Hana Wilkinson - Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service
Peter Buckley

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
I would just like to express my lack of enthusiasm for the council's proposal to extend refuse collection out to Rarangi. Currently we have a good system where we have a choice as to how we deal with our rubbish. There are several private contractors who will collect our rubbish and should one prefer there is the option of using the recycle skip at Tuamarina and the Waste Management Centre in town for black bags. The rates in Rarangi are quite low so an additional $160 would represent an increase of 12.5% for me which is a lot for a service I do not need. In the council's proposal there is a formula for calculating your own personal current waste disposal costs. It is transparently disingenuous as it assumes that a householder would not fit in other activities like shopping or recreation with stopping at the skips. In all the time the skip has been at Tuamarina I personally have never driven out with the sole purpose of doing my recycling, and I am sure that this is true of most people who live in Rarangi. Even using this flawed calculator my annual waste bill is less than the council would charge. There has never been any campaign to get the Council to take over waste disposal here, so I suggest it is safe to assume it is not a pressing issue. Were the Council to take over we would lose forever a system where we can choose how we deal with our rubbish and have a "one size fits all system" foisted on us. The Council claim in their proposal that the new system will reduce fly tipping and littering. How does this work? What will Rarangi Beach Road look like with 70 wheelie bins out and a strong north westerly wind blowing? I do believe that there are issues with domestic rubbish that need addressing. I feel that the more individuals are left responsible to deal with their own rubbish the better it will be, rather than have the Council assume this responsibility. So I hope that you will not support these changes in Council.
Peter Buckley -
Gordon Brian & Gaye Eleanor Waide
N/A
The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Kerbside doesn't apply to our Sounds address:- 4 Harbour View Road, Okiwi Bay.
Gordon Brian & Gaye Eleanor Waide - N/A
Gordon Brian & Gaye Eleanor Waide
N/A
Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
It is common knowledge in the Sounds that you "cart it in, you cart it out"! and to this day this has worked well. Lack of consultation, by Okiwi Bay Ratepayers' Association and Marlborough District Council. A public Reserve situated amongst residential properties, is no place for a remote transfer station. SOME of the issues that will occur:- General public will have access. Operate day /night, all hours. No control over contents. Odor, especially during summer.
Gordon Brian & Gaye Eleanor Waide - N/A
Gordon Brian & Gaye Eleanor Waide
N/A
Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
Although we do not have a "service" presently, what IS being PROPOSED, IS NOT APPROPRIATE for Okiwi Bay.
Gordon Brian & Gaye Eleanor Waide - N/A
Michael Vis

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
It would stink
Michael Vis -
Michael Vis

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
N/A
Michael Vis -
Michael Vis

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Far to expensive for this service
Michael Vis -
Michael Vis

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
The coin skips need to stay in place. These facilities need to be accessible at all times and at a reasonable cost. The current system works well.
Michael Vis -
Michael Vis

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
The current system needs to stay as is, practically in the rural areas . Make it harder to dispose of rubbish the more will be dumped. We have a property in Okiwi Bay and the current set up works well and we would not like to see this changed. As is the one in the Wairau Valley Township.
Michael Vis -
Greg &June Harney

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
We want the waste containers to be available in the Rai Valley for our use. Positioning the wheelie bins on the coastal marine area in Duncan Bay is a bad idea, since this is a fragile marine area close to a wetland of national importance. The threat of contamination from the rubbish bins waste is high as this is an area of high winds, rainfall and extreme high tides. Also there is no access to the rubbish bins by vehicles. The restrictive covenants on lot 12 applied only to vehicle access to a green waste fire pile. Anyway there is no formed road to the proposed area. The road to the fire pile was a dirt partially gravelled track. A more substantial road would have to be installed for the proposed bins and that would have more than minor adverse effects on the natural environment. We say no to the proposal to put rubbish bins on the coastal marine area
Greg &June Harney -
Erin Ahern

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
If a bin is used for meat bones, green waste and non-recyclables, after 2 weeks, especially in summer, this will smell dreadful. If it is left outside (rather than conveniently in the garage) it may blow over and be scavanged by neighbourhood wandering cats and dogs, and vermin.
Erin Ahern -
Rachel Anderson

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
I am concerned about refuse sitting in the bin for up to 2 weeks, particularly during Marlborough's hot summers. I would prefer the refuse was picked up weekly.
Rachel Anderson -
Rachel Anderson

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
I would like to know if we have the option of opting out of the Council provided service, if we choose continue with our existing service which, while more expensive, is less restrictive.
Rachel Anderson -
Rachel Anderson

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
While I acknowledge reasons were given for the delay in implementing the changes if it goes ahead, if it is possible to bring it forward that would be good as it feels like a very long delay. If this is not possible, could it be implemented in stages, e.g. Renwick could get the recycling service sooner?
Rachel Anderson -
Gordon and Sue Adamson

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Not applicable
Gordon and Sue Adamson -
Gordon and Sue Adamson

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
Absolutely against one being installed at Okiwi Bay. As seen at other stations there are people that totally abuse the service leaving rubbish just lying beside the bins encouraging vermin. Also the state of the road into Okiwi bay and French Pass is not up to suitable standard and in very poor repair to be able to handle the trucks needed to service these bins. Surely the service is better where it is in Rai Valley away from residential properties and servicing both sounds.
Gordon and Sue Adamson -
Dean Condon

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
We rented for a while in Woodburne and wheelie bins were used there. They worked well on a fortnightly collection. At the moment there is always rubbish left lying around the roads after a collection day, from bags ripping or rubbish getting blown out of the recycling bins, wheelie bins should stop most of this.
Dean Condon -
Dean Condon

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
I don't understand the thought process behind the waste charges for grass clippings. A cubic metre of grass clippings costs more to dump that a tractor tyre, even with herbicide in the grass clippings, they are at least going to compost a lot quicker then a tyre.
Dean Condon -
Reginald Taylor

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
I am 87 Live on my own Have a physical disability use walking stick or walking frame 70 mets from home too kirbside. Would be unable to push bins. At present have a flat bed trolly with a frame at one end that i place bin on and bag on bin.I am not the only one with difficulty So how am i going to get wheely bins to kirbside and return them to house I have very little rubbish
Reginald Taylor -
Reginald Taylor

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
As above
Reginald Taylor -
Reginald Taylor

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
dito
Reginald Taylor -
Helen Quentin-Baxter

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Can we please have bigger wheels on the bins - they are difficult to move around on some driveway surfaces. Can we also please have smaller bins available, as the larger size is difficult to move.
Helen Quentin-Baxter -
Sally Jane Smith

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
N/A
Sally Jane Smith -
Sally Jane Smith

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
N/A
Sally Jane Smith -
Sally Jane Smith

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
N/A
Sally Jane Smith -
Sally Jane Smith

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
N/A
Sally Jane Smith -
Sally Jane Smith

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
N/A
Sally Jane Smith -
Sally Jane Smith

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
N/A
Sally Jane Smith -
Sally Jane Smith

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
Current coin skips and recycling at Okiwi Bay is an excellent Service.
Sally Jane Smith -
Sally Jane Smith

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
Please keep the service as is in Okiwi Bay.
Sally Jane Smith -
Supporting Documents NA
Hautai Greensill -
Elspeth McAulay

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
No need. Our waste will easily fit in the bin size suggested
Elspeth McAulay -
Viv & Robert Tait & Hudson

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
N/A Okiwi bay
Viv & Robert Tait & Hudson -
Viv & Robert Tait & Hudson

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
N/A Okiwi bay
Viv & Robert Tait & Hudson -
Viv & Robert Tait & Hudson

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
As per below
Viv & Robert Tait & Hudson -
Viv & Robert Tait & Hudson

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
This will be abused by Holiday people, and other people passing thru and people who live in the bay. People just don’t care what they are dumping and how they dump rubbish. I have seen the poor person in charge of the Rai valley dump pick up lots of rubbish off the platform by the coin skip. People don’t want to pay, so they just leave it where ever. Summer time was the worst time for this to happen. I have seen people down at our current recycling container just leave there rubbish bags sitting beside the bin. People will leave all sorts of rubbish even fish and animal remains. Do we need the odour, No!!! Plus fortnightly rubbish emptying will not be enough especially in the summer time. Plus our roads are not up to standard with any extra traffic, so why would you add to our current roading problems, also what happens again when we are trapped in the bay due roads collapsing and the bins are near due for emptying.
Viv & Robert Tait & Hudson -
Viv & Robert Tait & Hudson

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
This creates noise
Viv & Robert Tait & Hudson -
Viv & Robert Tait & Hudson

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Haven’t checked
Viv & Robert Tait & Hudson -
Viv & Robert Tait & Hudson

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
N/A for Okiwi Bay
Viv & Robert Tait & Hudson -
Viv & Robert Tait & Hudson

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
If it means the current recycling bin has to go because the remote transfer station is refused at Okiwi bay, then so be it. I would rather drop all my rubbish at a remote transfer station at Rai Valley, rather than having rubbish becoming a problem in the Bay.
Viv & Robert Tait & Hudson -
Jane Nichol

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
I live in Tennyson Inlet .
Jane Nichol -
Jane Nichol

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
Do not need them in our area.
Jane Nichol -
Jane Nichol

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Would not affect me.
Jane Nichol -
Jane Nichol

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
It seems sensible to to utilize the existing Rai Valley transfer station for all of us in Tennyson Inlet as we are accustom to taking our own rubbish out to the t/f station. My major concerns would be, over flowing bins which will attract predator's which we are working so hard to eliminate. The extra trucks on the Tennyson road will also take its toll. We the Penzance community have funded our own mulcher to mitigate the green waste issue. The status quote has worked well for this area, all we ask for is extended hours at the Rai Valley t/f station. This would work well for all small communities in the western sounds as we all travel past the existing Rai Valley T/F station on a regular basis. THE MONIES SAVED WOULD BE SUBSTANCIAL, and you could use it for a full-time road maintenance person keeping culverts clear etc to prevent a disaster like we have just experienced in August.
Jane Nichol -
Mark Dyer

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
It’s included in the rates so why would I calculate
Mark Dyer -
Melissa Palmer

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Didn’t know it existed
Melissa Palmer -
Drew Baty

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
I approve of the replacing the current coin skips at Rai Valley with a RTS at Rai Valley. However I opposed the proposed RTS at Okiwi Bay for the following reasons: 1: Proposed location is too close to Emergency Services centre (FENZ & St. John) and will likely create issues when they are called out 2: From recent weather events, we can see that the proposed site, in fact entire immediate area, is affected by flooding 3: The proposed location, as would be any alternative higher ground location, is too close to residents and community hall - who will likely be affected by vermin and smell Currently, responsible residents and visitors alike successfully dispose of their refuse at Rai Valley. The Rai site seems to be of sufficient size and has been purpose built to cope with the wider community needs. I'd assume there is no particular reason that this would change if redeveloped to an RTS. Similarly I'd have thought it would be more cost effective to have the single existing site rather than additional new sites.
Drew Baty -
Julie Spencer

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
No because we pay for additional refuse with a company to get rid of our green waste.
Julie Spencer -
Julie Spencer

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
Wheely bins for recycling are a must! So fed up with the Marlborough wind blowing it everywhere
Julie Spencer -
Robert & Lynette Peat

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
none of the above concerns us as it does not affect us as we reside in Okiwi Bay.
Robert & Lynette Peat -
Robert & Lynette Peat

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
In principle we agree with the introduction of remote transfer stations on the condition that they are placed where they will not impose on peoples privacy or quality of life. The locality of these stations will need to ensure that there are no issues for residents with regards to odour, visual pollution & possible overflows/windblow of rubbish etc. Contractors must ensure that skips/bins are emptied on demand as required to mitigate any of these issues. We are also very concerned about the possible "abuse" of these systems with people dumping fish bodies etc which will create major issues with odour. As we reside in Okiwi Bay, our current system consists of a recycle skip with household refuse taken to the Rai valley coin skip. As a minimum, we insist that Okiwi Bay retain the recycle bins under the new proposal/model but have serious reservations about the ability to mitigate odour/overflow issues for general refuse. If the only option available for the remote transfer stations is to have both recycle & general refuse capabilities then we oppose having a RTS situated at Okiwi Bay. We have absolutely no confidence that council contractors will empty the bins on demand as required & no confidence that odour issues etc can be mitigated which would have a significant adverse affect on the residents who reside in close proximity to the facility. Whilst this would not affect us personally due to the location of our property, we believe it will impact severely on the wider community.
Robert & Lynette Peat -
Wayne Simmons

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
wheely bins would be a great step forward, keeping rubbish in the bin and not blowing around
Wayne Simmons -
Kornelia Scheel

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
We don't produce a lot of waste, we try to live responsible and avoid waste. We separate our waste and do our recycling at the reuse station, we combine it with our shopping trip to town, so no real extra trip is necessary. We're happy to keep doing that instead of having a higher amount charged into the rates.
Kornelia Scheel -
Kornelia Scheel

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
We don't need one
Kornelia Scheel -
Kornelia Scheel

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
We don't need one
Kornelia Scheel -
Kornelia Scheel

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
No need for us
Kornelia Scheel -
Kornelia Scheel

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
Big mess whenever we have windy days, which is happening very often in Marlborough. In most streets where this is happening already, bottles are standing aside of these crates on lots of them, I think the size is ridiculous, and the bin being open is also stupid. I also heard of kids in town sometimes grabbing bottles to play around and broken glass spread all over the street.
Kornelia Scheel -
Kornelia Scheel

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
We don't feel like having extra costs at the moment, apart from the Council bags, which last us longer than anticipated, it's all about avoiding waste where you can and recycling what you can. We do that at the same time we do our shopping, no extra cost for petrol etc. We would welcome a possibility of opting out of the scheme, maybe indicated with a sign at your fence for the collection to indicate it.
Kornelia Scheel -
Jan Hornblow

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Please introduce the wheelie bins to stop everyone’s rubbish ending up at my place on windy days,especially when the bins blow over.
Jan Hornblow -
Jan Hornblow

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
Wheelie bins will stop everyone’s rubbish blowing down the street onto our property which we then have to pickup. Other peoples rubbish is disgusting, filthy plastic , mouldy rotten food containers and heaps of plastic wrappers.
Jan Hornblow -
John Inkster

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
Being a rates payer of Okiwi Bay we are very happy with the current system of the recycling bin near the community centre and the Rai Valley Transfer Station. We see no need to change what already works extremely well and keeps Okiwi Bay pristine.
John Inkster -
John Inkster

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
This not a practical solution for Okiwi Bay
John Inkster -
John Inkster

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
As I have said the community recycling bin works very well, there is no need to change it.
John Inkster -
John Inkster

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
We want to keep the current large multi recycling bin which includes glass.
John Inkster -
John Inkster

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
Impractical
John Inkster -
John Inkster

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
As stated the cost of our large recycling bin at Okiwi Bay must surely be cost efficient for so many residents.
John Inkster -
John Inkster

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
The fact that Okiwi Bay share this recycling facility and everyone takes their rubbish to a central point at Rai Valley away from all residents speaks for itself.
John Inkster -
John Inkster

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
The current system works very well for Okiwi Bay residents and we do not want a possibly unpleasant odour making transfer station anywhere near Okiwi Bay. The Rai Valley Transfer Station is far enough away from any residents of the area to not pose a problem.
John Inkster -
John Inkster

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
I cannot see why Marlborough District Council would want to change a system that works very well. We do not want a rubbish collection station anywhere near our community that we believe could have all sorts of unpleasant problems. If its not broken don’t fix it!
John Inkster -
Selina WILKINSON

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Couldn't follow it
Selina WILKINSON -
Selina WILKINSON

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
Could you please add this to my submission sent a short time ago as I pressed the submit button in error. The proposal to place 20 x 1100 lt wheelie bins + a glass recycling skip on the only flat recreational area in Okiwi Bay is unfeasible and would be very expensive. The area suggested is surrounded by residential properties, the Ambulance and Fire services and the Community Hall which is used for social and recreational occasions, plus a commercial fish food facility. During any holidays there could also be boat trailers and vehicles filling the entire area. This keeps the beach clear for general use for both residents and visitors. To have people coming through to deposit their waste as well could pose a health and safety risk. The present recycling skip works reasonably well as long as it is replaced when full. The proposal for 3 trucks to empty the bins on site and take the contents over the already fragile Ronga Hill PAST the present RTS at the junction with SH6 would be costly and increase the carbon footprint as well as being environmentally degrading thus negating your stated aims. Also there are no facilities to clean the bins which will encourage the return of rats, feral cats and smells. I do not support any proposal to set up a remote transfer station at Okiwi Bay.
Selina WILKINSON -
Selina WILKINSON

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
I very rarely use the coin skip but do recycle.
Selina WILKINSON -
Budyong and Lesley Hill

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
We have looked at the waste calculator. We don't believe it can accurately reflect our personal situation so have not used it. We live in Renwick. We produce a bag of refuse about every 4 months and it is currently picked up at the kerbside for $2.30. Annual cost $9.20. We take our recycling to the depot in Witherlea. We NEVER do a trip there only for that purpose. We go to town for a range of reasons approximately once a week and only take recycling then. So the extra distance traveled is only about 6 kms every couple of months when we drop off the recycling. We have an EV that we charge from our own solar system so our vehicle running costs are very low. Our greenwaste is either composted or mulched and spread in our tiny forest on our section.
Budyong and Lesley Hill -
Budyong and Lesley Hill

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
As you can see from our previous answer we will be penalised by the new system. It seems a pity that people like us who have been living a low waste lifestyle for decades are disadvantaged with a proposal that aims to improve the overall situation but this probably can't be avoided. We have said we support the proposed new system and are willing to subsidise other people IF we end up with a more efficient way of managing waste in our region and you are confident it will produce less emissions.
Budyong and Lesley Hill -
Budyong and Lesley Hill

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
We would like to make the observation that there is an obvious difference between the system introduced for charging for water in Renwick and this proposal for waste management. Before water meters were introduced low water users subsidised high users because we all paid one uniform charge. With meters now introduced low users pay according to their consumption and are incentivised to conserve water. With the waste proposal low waste households will be subsidising high waste households and there is no real incentive to reduce waste. In fact as long as there is room in the rubbish bin there is the incentive to fill it up. Households with a single pensioner or a solo parent, who live frugally and on a limited income and are low waste producers may not be able to afford this subsidy. We presume it is too complicated to have a system that recognises low waste households? We will be able to put our rubbish bin out every two weeks but currently would only put it out every 3 - 4 months. Could there be some sort of fee reduction for low waste households? Buying the $2.30 stickers at the moment provides that incentive. Paying $160/year regardless of your waste production does not.
Budyong and Lesley Hill -
Barbara McNabb

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Didn't know it was there
Barbara McNabb -
Andrew Manson

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
As we get better at recycling, and have more items that can be recycled, we will see the need for these bins to be emptied weekly.
Andrew Manson -
Andrew Manson

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
these bins can be smaller and should regardless be emptied weekly as they will fester and smell over two weeks. especially in summer
Andrew Manson -
Andrew Manson

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
Why is this a crate? as a nation we use a huge amount of glass products. this service should either be included in the recycling bin or be it's own wheelie bin. this will also mean the same trucks and assets can be utilized for collection instead of other means.
Andrew Manson -
Andrew Manson

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
I should have to use it. this service should defiantly be covered by the Rates that I pay to the council.
Andrew Manson -
Andrew Manson

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Again. collection of rubbish is part of the service we pay for in our rates.
Andrew Manson -
Andrew Manson

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
What is the thought process behind this? efficiency and being cost effective is the key to a successful business is it not?
Andrew Manson -
allanna owens
Allanna Nerolie Owens
Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
It will encourage people outside the area to bring rubbish into bay and will encourage pests in bay. The people that go fishing in the bay will leave fish frames and waste products in bins causing offensive smell.
allanna owens - Allanna Nerolie Owens
allanna owens
Allanna Nerolie Owens
Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
Smell
allanna owens - Allanna Nerolie Owens
allanna owens
Allanna Nerolie Owens
Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
smell in middle of community
allanna owens - Allanna Nerolie Owens
allanna owens
Allanna Nerolie Owens
Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
I have a maximum of 1 bread bag of rubbish per 2 weeks.
allanna owens - Allanna Nerolie Owens
allanna owens
Allanna Nerolie Owens
The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
My current rubbish cost is $ 5 per year. Why should I be made to subsidize those who don't make the effort to reduce rubbish
allanna owens - Allanna Nerolie Owens
allanna owens
Allanna Nerolie Owens
Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
The skips are located away from the town and that is most desirable. This provides us with user pay and keeps pests, smell and dumping by visitors away from our Bay.
allanna owens - Allanna Nerolie Owens
allanna owens
Allanna Nerolie Owens
Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
Keep the status quo for okiwi bay . More rubbish service out here will only increase abuse by those day visitors who will dump their waste out here instead of taking it with them.
allanna owens - Allanna Nerolie Owens
Margaret Werner

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
I don't have excess waste to take to the transfer station
Margaret Werner -
Margaret Werner

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Why has it taken so long for the Council to get this underway ? When I came to Blenheim it was very confronting have to revert back to plastic for my rubbish. It is quite shocking to see all the plastic, paper and cans that litter the streets after the recycling trucks have been along the streets. Efficient collection of rubbish and recycling is a major part of Council business and this move is so important in the reduction of waste to the landfill. Please extend the three bin policy to all your public bins in the streets and recreation areas.
Margaret Werner -
Tony Morris

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Didn’t realise it was there
Tony Morris -
Tony Morris

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
I think it is a great idea, coming from Palmerston North city council we have wheelibins introduced years ago and they work very well
Tony Morris -
Wendy Tillman

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
We recycle a lot of glass. That will not be big enough.
Wendy Tillman -
Wendy Tillman

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
The removal of both the tua marina and spring creek recycling stations is not reasonable given the small glass recycling container size proposed. I understand the tua marina site gets a lot dumped at it. Perhaps because it is very visible. Maybe keep the spring creek one? Down rapaura (where?) is too far given rising petrol prices. It creates a disincentive to recycle.
Wendy Tillman -
Andrew Fabish

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
These questions are irrelevant to my submission, I wish to submit on the remote recycling stations
Andrew Fabish -
Andrew Fabish

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Again, the above is irrelevant, we don't have kerbside in Okiwi Bay!
Andrew Fabish -
Andrew Fabish

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
I have visited many similar remote stations in NZ. They are a great concept, however they need to be away from dwellings, as there is still an odour issue , and noise. The proposed site for a remote station at Okiwi Bay is far too close to dwellings, (and mine is not one of them!). The odour issue usually comes from people disposing of fish remains in summer. I submit that this will also attract vermin- we are actively (I am part of the team) trying to eradicate rats in Okiwi Bay for the protection of our native bird life. The current transfer station at Rai Vally has had bags left outside , which I acknowledge has been problematic-however this is largely due to mismanagement- the hours are not always suitable, the machine not always reliable and the bin often reaches capacity in summer!
Andrew Fabish -
Patricia Sprange

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
The costs of rates will go up, and Council will not care.
Patricia Sprange -
Patricia Sprange

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
Won't fill a bin in a fortnight because it's just me.
Patricia Sprange -
Patricia Sprange

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
Same as above.
Patricia Sprange -
Patricia Sprange

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
Would be carting this out.
Patricia Sprange -
Patricia Sprange

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Have not got access to website.
Patricia Sprange -
Patricia Sprange

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
An absolute waste.
Patricia Sprange -
Patricia Sprange

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
Not sure sounds another way of wasting money.
Patricia Sprange -
Mrs Joan Watson
Householder
Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
I live on a back section.
Mrs Joan Watson - Householder
Mrs Joan Watson
Householder
Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
My driveway is long and stoney (small stones) and at 82 I do not feel up to pushing or pulling on and to the kerb for collection.
Mrs Joan Watson - Householder
Mrs Joan Watson
Householder
Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
Keeping those bins for two weeks is too long.
Mrs Joan Watson - Householder
Mrs Joan Watson
Householder
Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
As above.
Mrs Joan Watson - Householder
Mrs Joan Watson
Householder
Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
At 82 full of arthritis this will not be easy for me so object to these proposals.
Mrs Joan Watson - Householder
Mrs Joan Watson
Householder
The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
It's all too expensive. We take rubbish to the dump and recycle which helps keep the district clean and tidy. You should be paying us for doing so!
Mrs Joan Watson - Householder
Mrs Joan Watson
Householder
Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
What coin skips?
Mrs Joan Watson - Householder
Mrs Joan Watson
Householder
Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
All we need is a lid for the recycle bin and a weekly rubbish collection as we have now.
Mrs Joan Watson - Householder
Jan Harrey

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
Refer to attachment
Jan Harrey -
Jan Harrey


Jan Harrey.pdf
Supporting Documents NA
Jan Harrey -
Chris Simpson

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
NA Okiwi Bay
Chris Simpson -
Chris Simpson

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
NA Okiwi Bay
Chris Simpson -
Chris Simpson

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
NA Okiwi Bay
Chris Simpson -
Chris Simpson

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
NA Okiwi Bay
Chris Simpson -
Chris Simpson

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
NA Okiwi Bay
Chris Simpson -
Chris Simpson

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Yes - but it came out at $600 so that is wrong should be nil as put in 5 trips = nil mileage as walk to recycle.
Chris Simpson -
Chris Simpson

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
NA Okiwi Bay
Chris Simpson -
Chris Simpson

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
NA Okiwi Bay
Chris Simpson -
Chris Simpson


Christine Simpson.pdf
Supporting Documents NA
Chris Simpson -
Murray Winthrop

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
No need for us to know.
Murray Winthrop -
Kelvin Duff

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
Proposed location of refuse transfer station is not ideal. Will create ongoing issues eg access to emergency buildings, restrict busy boat parking, vermin and rubbish problems. Needs to be further away.
Kelvin Duff -
Beverley Cory

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
Costs rising constantly for you and us via Rates!!
Beverley Cory -
Beverley Cory

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
Rai Valley is a small community of 58 and some do not reside permanently and would be too expensive for locals and petrol and environment pollution for trucks
Beverley Cory -
Beverley Cory

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
Wouldn't waste that much and not required for people in country area! If people need it fine but don't pressure everyone.
Beverley Cory -
Beverley Cory

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
Not sufficient waste for the expense.
Beverley Cory -
Beverley Cory

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
Not sufficient waste for the waste bin.
Beverley Cory -
Beverley Cory

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
No web.
Beverley Cory -
Beverley Cory

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
For a small number of 58 seems an environmental waste for country folks. Diesel and air quality etc. The way costs are going up - would not be feasible for your or us!
Beverley Cory -
Beverley Cory

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
Littering and illegal dumping from townies and passerbys as no rubbish bins at shops.
Beverley Cory -
Beverley Cory

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
This service is not practical for our area! I already recycle but some individuals can't be bothered to recycle and never will.
Beverley Cory -
Heather Turnbull
Awatere Valley Trust
Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
Will this be enough for businesses?
Heather Turnbull - Awatere Valley Trust
Heather Turnbull
Awatere Valley Trust
Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
It may not be enough if the café is operating.
Heather Turnbull - Awatere Valley Trust
Heather Turnbull
Awatere Valley Trust
Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
I am not sure if it is often enough..
Heather Turnbull - Awatere Valley Trust
Heather Turnbull
Awatere Valley Trust
Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
We have not needed to at this point as we and our tenants dealt with the rubbish ourselves by recycling , composting etc.
Heather Turnbull - Awatere Valley Trust
Heather Turnbull
Awatere Valley Trust
The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
We are rural dwellers and some of the above is not applicable, however we have a business property in Seddon’s central area and until now have dealt with our own recycling and rubbish. The attractive native Tui Park between the Railway and SH1 is a publicly used space that gets quite a bit of recycling and some rubbish left there. It also has the “Whale Trail” going through it. It would be great to get rubbish and recycle wheelie bins (with bigger wheels to go on the gravel paths if possible) for that area. Awatere Valley Trust (Charity ) volunteers maintain this area. A covenant is being worked on, partnering with the Whale Trail.
Heather Turnbull - Awatere Valley Trust
Heather Turnbull
Awatere Valley Trust
Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
We live on the south side of the Awatere river on Marama Rd and Upton Downs Rd. MDC is planning to take away the Seddon Newcome Street Recycling Container which we, my husband and I use regularly (along with many other rural dwellers) . We also keep it tidy and mow lawn area around it as we didn’t want Seddon to loose this faculty. There is a recycling site for the Awatere Valley Road on the North side of the Awatere River which serves them well but that is far away from us. There needs to be a recycling site on our side of the river . Somewhere perhaps between Old Ford Rd and Waterfalls Rd would be convenient for most dwellers.
Heather Turnbull - Awatere Valley Trust
George Sim

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
Okiwi Bay = N/A
George Sim -
George Sim

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
Okiwi Bay = N/A
George Sim -
George Sim

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
Okiwi Bay = N/A
George Sim -
George Sim

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
Okiwi Bay = N/A
George Sim -
George Sim

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
Okiwi Bay = N/A
George Sim -
George Sim

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Okiwi Bay = We drive to tip on way out of the Bay.
George Sim -
George Sim

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Okiwi Bay = N/A The proposal is in the wrong location as it is by residential properties, and is in a flood zone. It flooded in February and then again in August. People putting in household rubbish, fish bodies etc which will bring around flies and also smell. Leave recycling as it is in Okiwi Bay. use Rai for refuse.
George Sim -
George Sim

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
Okiwi Bay = N/A
George Sim -
Emma Dippie

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Never looked into it
Emma Dippie -
Camilla Nilsson

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Didn't know about it until now.
Camilla Nilsson -
Camilla Nilsson

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Would really like a system that prevents the recycling littering the streets on windy days. I don't mind paying a bit extra to keep the environment free from litter.
Camilla Nilsson -
Janie Granger

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
Not applicable in our area.
Janie Granger -
Janie Granger

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
Not applicable in our area.
Janie Granger -
Janie Granger

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
Not applicable in our area.
Janie Granger -
Janie Granger

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
Not applicable in our area.
Janie Granger -
Janie Granger

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
Not applicable in our area.
Janie Granger -
Janie Granger

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Not applicable in our area.
Janie Granger -
Janie Granger

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
The Okiwi Bay Community currently has approximately 30 permanent households. Everyone has managed their waste by either taking it back to their town residence in either Blenheim or Nelson or used the Rai Tip (not necessarily the coin operated skip). The only people who will be happy if the remote refuge collection goes ahead, are the day trippers who travel into the bay to rape and pillage the fishing grounds and they will then leave their stinking fish waste for us to put up with. REMEMBER they don't pay the extra $70 on their rates for this privilege. I believe the skips will not be taken away and replaced with clean new ones so who is going to wash them out? Who is going to pay for the water? Again remember, we all pay a water levy in Okiwi Bay - not the visitors.
Janie Granger -
Janie Granger

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
See additional comments above.
Janie Granger -
Janie Granger

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
We have a reserve which is maintained to a high standard. I do not want to see a collection of stinking bins when I drive through to our community hall. My property is well away from the proposed site but my family use the area regularly for walking, cricket, dog walking etc.
Janie Granger -
Gavin, Amanda, Mac and Sam Peter

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
The Peter family are firmly opposed to the proposed site and to having any facilities of this nature in Duncan Bay. We believe the existing service provided at Rai transfer station is adequate although do understand your rational for wanting to update coin operated equipment there.
Gavin, Amanda, Mac and Sam Peter -
Submitter name and details withheld Submitter name and details withheld

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
The introduction of wheelie bins into kerbside collection is well overdue in my opinion. The use of wheelie bins will hopefully prevent the constant spill of refuse flying about the streets on rubbish collection day. It is also much more eco-friendly and in keeping with climate change agenda.
Submitter name and details withheld Submitter name and details withheld -
Submitter name and details withheld Submitter name and details withheld

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
The introduction of wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service is well overdue. The expansion of the population in Marlborough demands a modern, efficient and effective collection and disposal of waste. The introduction of wheelie bins will also have a dramatic impact on reducing the amount of litter (burst bags and recycling waste) being blown along streets.
Submitter name and details withheld Submitter name and details withheld -
Chris and Wendy Wilson
Duncan Bay Residents
The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Duncan Bay is an outstanding natural landscape zone, within which a transfer station is inappropriate, there or in the vicinity. Such a station could only serve Duncan Bay, Tuna Bay and Penzance, areas of low population, and with low likelihood of significant population increase in the foreseeable future. Be assured that we do not want the transfer station with its negative aspects in our area. At a practical level, who would staff such a facility? Why not improve the Rai Valley station, eg by increasing hours open, or accepting recyclables, for example? Residents of Okiwi Bay, French Pass, D'Urville Island etc. would have a long way to travel to a station at Duncan Bay, and would be unlikely to favour it rather than Rai Valley. The people in this area have for decades found it satisfactory to use Rai Valley station to dispose of their solid waste, or to use their home disposal service if resident elsewhere, eg Nelson or Blenheim. We would remind proponents of this scheme of the old adage that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. We respectfully submit that the proposal to establish a transfer station at Duncan Bay or nearby represents an example of poor planning and inadequate research.
Chris and Wendy Wilson - Duncan Bay Residents
Ken and Betty Clatworthy

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
My husband and I wish to make a submission AGAINST the proposed Wheelie Bin Rollout, the reasons being as follows: We are both Pensioners, living in a smaller home and as there is only a small amount of waste we produce each week, we think it is a waste of Ratepayers money to supply 140litre bins when a smaller bin would be more economic for smaller households. Not only that, if household refuse is to be held for two weeks in a bin, there is a strong chance that household rubbish would rot and smell. Therefore we put forward our submission that smaller households have the option to be supplied with a smaller bins.
Ken and Betty Clatworthy -
Jess Bond

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
To be honest price isn’t an issue it just really needs to happen as the current system is terrible.
Jess Bond -
Julie Mckay

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
I have a great rubbish bin collection from an awesome company that comes weekly, and collects the bin from coming down my driveway. Dont agree that having kerbside collection on a country road is a very onto idea due to the wind etc.
Julie Mckay -
Julie Mckay

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
see above
Julie Mckay -
Julie Mckay

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
I dont recycle now so not interested in recycling in the near future.
Julie Mckay -
Julie Mckay

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
Like already explained I have my rubbish emptied weekly.
Julie Mckay -
Julie Mckay

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
Dont have glass and dont recycle
Julie Mckay -
Julie Mckay

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Just not interested in using this service that the council is proposing
Julie Mckay -
Julie Mckay

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
I hope those of us that are not in agreement of using the kerbside rubbish and recycling wont be charged in our rates for a service we wont be using.
Julie Mckay -
Colin & Sandra Moss

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
We would be happy to accept the extra cost of this change to wheelie bins, even though we are pensioners, as it would stop the continual mess around our streets, especially in windy weather, with uncovered crate we currently have. Timaru has a brilliant system.
Colin & Sandra Moss -
Martin & Julianne Vince

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
Further to previous submission. At present Okiwi Bay is serviced by a skip that works exceptionally well. The skip holds 7.7m of glass and 11.29m of other recyclables all serviced by one truck. The council proposes to split this into a skip for glass and 10 x 1.1m bins (11m in total) to be serviced by 2 trucks. Note the volumes of recyclables are the same but will require a second truck. On top of this a third truck will be required for the remaining general rubbish. At a recent meeting held by MDC it was explained by MDC that the Rai Tip would be replacing the existing coin skip with a 24/7 service for free disposal. MDC also said they are changing their existing rubbish collection service with Carbon Footprint in mind. If this is the case then why are they unnessasarily changing the Bays service from one truck/ fortnight? to 3 or more/week??? when the users are frequently passing Rai at no costs to Ratepayers.
Martin & Julianne Vince -
Don Roberts

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Nearly all green waste is recycled through my worm farm and the compost provided goes back into my garden. Occasionally there may be excess and some branches which I transport to the green waste site in my EV, which incidentally, is recharged from solar panels.
Don Roberts -
Don Roberts

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Even though it may be more expensive, there will be a lot less going to the landfill and less recycling flying around the road with the open bins and lack of care from the current collectors (whose job I would hate to do).
Don Roberts -
Don Roberts

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
In conjunction with the three separate bins that householders will be using, The Council should also introduce three separate bins at ALL of the sites (and more please) where rubbish bins are located around the District.
Don Roberts -
Sue Davies

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
I strongly oppose the proposal to locate a Remote Transfer Station in the Duncan Bay Area. The proposed site is inappropriate due to it’s close location to the local reserve and creek area, being in a flood zone and high wind area, and because it is a foreshore area that is used by many visitors to the Bay. A green waste pile at this site was not allowed because it is an area of outstanding natural landscape. In my opinion, the entire Duncan Bay Area is an area of outstanding natural landscape and I cannot think of any other location within Duncan Bay that would be suitable for a remote transfer station. Other reasons for this objection are the increased risk of vermin that our local community work hard to control, the smell of rubbish waiting for collection, the risk to our already vulnerable roads from heavy rubbish trucks, the inability to police irresponsible use of the area (particularly from day visitors), and the lack of planning for any future road closures that would inhibit collection. Since 1965 residents, property owners, and holiday makers have successfully tended to their own waste management and I see this proposal as a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist. I also object to paying via increased rates for a facility that isn’t needed. We currently transfer our waste out of Duncan Bay after every trip and are happy to continue doing so. The removal of green waste is the only waste management area where I see a need for improvement and yet that is not covered in this proposal. Since resource consent application for a communal green waste facility was unsuccessful, the increased fire risk from each property burning their own waste is of concern in a remote rural area.
Sue Davies -
Craig and Sue Davies

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
We strongly oppose the proposal to locate a Remote Transfer Station in the Duncan Bay area. The proposed site is inappropriate due to its close location to the local reserve and creek area, being in a flood zone and high wind area, and because it is a foreshore area that is used by many visitors to the Bay. A green waste pile at this site was not allowed because it is an area of outstanding natural landscape. In our opinion, the entire Duncan Bay area is an area of outstanding natural landscape and we cannot think of any other location within Duncan Bay that would be suitable for a remote transfer station. Other reasons for this objection are: the increased risk of vermin that our local community work hard to control, the smell of rubbish waiting for collection, the risk to our already vulnerable roads from heavy rubbish trucks, the inability to police irresponsible use of the area (particularly from day visitors), and the lack of planning for any future road closures that would inhibit collection. Since 1965 residents, property owners, and holiday makers have successfully tended to their own waste management and I see this proposal as a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist. We also object to paying via increased rates for a facility that isn’t needed, nor wanted by the majority of property owners. We currently transfer our waste out of Duncan Bay after every trip and are happy to continue doing so. The removal of green waste is the only waste management area where we see a need for improvement and yet that is not covered in this proposal. Since resource consent application for a communal green waste facility was unsuccessful, the increased fire risk from each property burning their own waste is of concern in a remote rural area.
Craig and Sue Davies -
Clara Watt

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
It should be bigger because we have lot of beer bottles
Clara Watt -
Kelvin Watt

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
Needs to be larger
Kelvin Watt -
Kelvin Watt

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
Should be possible to introduce sooner than July 2024
Kelvin Watt -
Chris Mandeno

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
I think that the area in Blenheim that is catered for now is sufficient.
Chris Mandeno -
Chris Mandeno

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
I haven’t had a chance to yet.
Chris Mandeno -
Chris Mandeno

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
I think the wheelie bins are a great idea and it will stop the rubbish blowing all around the street.
Chris Mandeno -
Carmen Gimpl

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Thank you A fantastic initiative that our household fully supports! Our only concern is that glass collection on a fortnightly basis will be inadequate, particularly in the summer months. People who use baches in the Marlborough Sounds tend to “party” and get through lots of bottles of beer and wine. A suggestion is that you allow 2 crates for the properties that need them- especially those properties that pay an additional tourism levy.
Carmen Gimpl -
Vyvienne Dunlop

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Hopefully the bins will be more cost effective in the long run for council. Also hopefully they will reduce litter and rubbish around the streets particularly on windy days.
Vyvienne Dunlop -
Francesca Teague-Wytenburg

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
I currently live in Christchurch, but I will be moving back to blenheim in 2024 so by the time this has gone through it will be relevant to me
Francesca Teague-Wytenburg -
Francesca Teague-Wytenburg

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Like I said above, I’m living in Christchurch. I grew up in Blenheim and moving to Christchurch with their different system was a big change for me but now that I’ve lived here for a while I can see how efficient it is, it’s really good at separating things and keeping everything clean and tidy - less animals getting into bins - and colour coded. Coming home to blenheim once I finish University and being able to have a similar system would be great
Francesca Teague-Wytenburg -
eleanor Kietzmann

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
it would not make any difference to my decision. I approve of the changes for hygiene and safety reasons.
eleanor Kietzmann -
eleanor Kietzmann

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
dont know
eleanor Kietzmann -
Scott Mckenzie

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
?
Scott Mckenzie -
Scott Mckenzie

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
The cost is a factor but the practicality of current kerbside recycling is the bigger issue. Those small open top bins are NOT suited to Marlborough's best kept secret - the Wind. You only need to drive around Blenheim on a strong NW wind day to see recycling flying about the streets. Move to Wheelie Bins!!!
Scott Mckenzie -
John Price

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
I'm not in favour of the unmanned site proposed for Duncan Bay as I think it will encourage vermin in the marine environment particularly rats and mice. This would pose a threat to the nearby islands as well as be a blight for local residents. I can foresee household rubbish and fish waste piling up at popular times and not being carted away due to road closures or adverse weather. Consider the number of such events that have occurred over the last 12 months. It is hard to understand why an unmanned rubbish site would affect visitors to the bay less than the green waste burn pile- recently rejected by the environmental commissioner due to the visual impact smoke from the burnpile would have in an area of ouststanding natural beauty.
John Price -
Wayne Croft
Wade HaulageLtd
Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Not relative to me
Wayne Croft - Wade HaulageLtd
Wayne Croft
Wade HaulageLtd
The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Not relative to me
Wayne Croft - Wade HaulageLtd
Wayne Croft
Wade HaulageLtd
Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
As we live in Jones Road we currently use the recycling container at the Grovetown School along with other people in the area who are going to be out of the proposed collection area. My suggestion is that one of the new Remote Transfer Stations be placed in Dillons Point Road close to the Rowberrys Road intersection that would then capture the 70 odd houses in the Lower Wairau/ Dillons Point area. Currently it is a 5.5km round trip to Grovetown School against an 18km round trip to Wither Road Recycle Centre. Multiply by 12 times = 216km/year just to recycle. Another thought should be given to picking up from houses on the routes between areas, for example Spring Creek to Rarangi by including the Wairua Pa area, Rarangi to Tua Marina.
Wayne Croft - Wade HaulageLtd
Dawn Astin

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
We take our own rubbish to the tip
Dawn Astin -
Dawn Astin

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
I wish to do my own recycling
Dawn Astin -
Dawn Astin

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
If I do my own rubbish I shouldn't be charged for it.
Dawn Astin -
Autumn Faulkner

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
I'm happy to pay.
Autumn Faulkner -
Kelly Miller

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
cant be bothered - just want ease of bins for waste and recycling as I already pay for it separately at the moment with private company
Kelly Miller -
Rikihana Lutherus

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Currently paying more for my wheelie bin through a private contractor.
Rikihana Lutherus -
Stephanie Elliott

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
We live rurally & therefore we take our recycling to our nearest recycling place. We have minimal rubbish which is taken to our local tip.
Stephanie Elliott -
Stephanie Elliott

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
I have no idea really.
Stephanie Elliott -
Stephanie Elliott

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
I would just like to say that placing bins on our rural road is going to create a mess as we have strong NW winds, for example that blow out here in Ward. I can see plastic and cardboard scattered everywhere. Not just in my road.
Stephanie Elliott -
Cat Whitaker

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
I already pay for private waste collection as well as paying in my rates. This is due to the black bags being unfit for purpose. Therefore anything is going to be better han double paying.
Cat Whitaker -
Cat Whitaker

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Way less than current situation
Cat Whitaker -
Cat Whitaker

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
It is about time Marlborough got with the times. There is no excuse for not upgrading. The service at the moment is an embarressment to clean green NZ.
Cat Whitaker -
Tania Wootton
Duncan Bay Residents Association
Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
The location of the proposed site in Duncan Bay is unsuitable. In Regard to Kerbside collection in towns that is acceptable, we refer to the Transfer Station proposal. It appears that the higher percentage of Duncan Bay Residents do not support the Transfer Station in the bay due to the location, and issues of coastal Beauty.
Tania Wootton - Duncan Bay Residents Association
Tania Wootton
Duncan Bay Residents Association
Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Submitting as a ASSOCIATION
Tania Wootton - Duncan Bay Residents Association
Tania Wootton
Duncan Bay Residents Association
The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Not applicable
Tania Wootton - Duncan Bay Residents Association
Tania Wootton
Duncan Bay Residents Association
Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
Happy with the removal of the coin skips, and the idea of the transfer stations, however location in Duncan Bay is not acceptable. Updating Rai Valley into Transfer Station with expanded options due to no transfer station in Duncan Bay preferred.
Tania Wootton - Duncan Bay Residents Association
Samara Hall

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
Rubbish should be weekly as it is to prevent smell etc it is this way in Christchurch and they had a seperate green waste which was fortnightly which we don’t have access to
Samara Hall -
Samara Hall

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
We shouldn’t need to pay more for this service it should be included in the current rates cost
Samara Hall -
JAMES CROWLEY

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Include a bin for green waste. Just use the same system as Christchurch City Council. It works perfectly
JAMES CROWLEY -
Brian Adair

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
As a elderly person with a long drive down a hill I would not be able to control a wheelie bin down to the kerbside.
Brian Adair -
Brian Adair

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
See above.
Brian Adair -
Alison Dight

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Unknown how much it costs in rates - we rent.
Alison Dight -
Alison Dight

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
I'd like to see weekly rubbish collection. The bins will smell disgusting after 2 weeks - especially in summer. Recycling could be fortnightly but rubbish should be weekly for sanitary reasons. Living on Eltham Road - we get a LOT of recycling blowing around anytime there is a bit of wind. Makes the street very messy. We put our rubbish bags on top of the recycling to try and weight it down but the rubbish truck comes at least an hour before the recycling so it just blows away down the street once the bag is removed.
Alison Dight -
Evin Wood

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
I didn't know it existed.
Evin Wood -
Evin Wood

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
unsure
Evin Wood -
Evin Wood

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
If the new methods make for more efficient recycling then it must be good.
Evin Wood -
Denise Murphy

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
The proposed site in Duncan Bay cannot be used for a transfer station as it is located on a flood plan and this will at some point cause flood water to flow through the transfer station and carry all rubbish out into the Bay with disastrous environmental impact. There is no formed vehicle access to the location and the establishment of this access will led to the current grass play area being removed, intrusion into bird nesting area and road formation in front of residential homes which currently lookout into the bay area. The establishment of this facility is also for use of visitors and Penzance residents which will greatly increase traffic on Duncan Bay road. All users of the facility will need to drive into Duncan Bay to deposit rubbish.
Denise Murphy -
Denise Murphy

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
The residents of Duncan Bay have been managing their own rubbish disposal since the establishment of the subdivision for close to 60 years, there is no need for a change which has NOT been asked for. The cost of this will be carried by the rate payers. Does this include Tuna Bay and Penzance rate payers? We are suppose to be reducing rubbish not establishing facilities for people to be able to dump trash in an area of outstanding natural landscape. Why? Our roads are already in a poor state. Now we are adding rubbish trucks. The Rai Valley transfer station is often full. If this cant be maintained currently now what is the hope of the Duncan Bay station being maintained appropriately. Who will monitor illegal dumping at the facility?
Denise Murphy -
Graeme Horsley

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Wasn't aware of this but will view now
Graeme Horsley -
Jill Rogers

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Given I often have to dispose of rubbish elsewhere with travel and time it is pretty reasonable.
Jill Rogers -
Jill Rogers

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
I am in favour of the new Wheelie Bins because they better address the disposal of household rubbish. Any wind on rubbish day with the current recycling Bins often blows rubbish all over my grass verge and up the street, and being low to the ground with no lid it is easily targeted by animals. I believe the Wheelie Bins are a necessity and would prefer rates to be spent on basic improvements that benefit everyone rather than luxury items that only benefit a few ratepayers. The cost appears surprisingly reasonable, and it eliminates plastic bags which must be a plus for the environment! Thanks for consulting with the public on this and asking for feedback.
Jill Rogers -
Linton Brown

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
Expanding into suburbs which are flat and easy access would be fine but I do not agree the current proposal is appropriate for all areas.
Linton Brown -
Linton Brown

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
The introduction of kerbside wheelie bins is based on the assumption that access to a property is easy and the residents have the physical capacity to handle a bin. Living on a hill side handling wheelie bins will involve moving bins on some form of transport ( ie Trailer) to enable delivery to and from the kerb. The current system of a plastic bag and small recycle bins that can be loaded into the car boot suit our situation. Therefore we do not see the system as proposed as being useful.
Linton Brown -
Linton Brown

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
It is most important that the system is fit for purpose, appropriate to the local topography, and easy to use which the current system in Havelock is. This proposal is requires easy access to properties and residents physical capacity to handle a bin.
Linton Brown -
Janette Mellor

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
The benefit of the wheelie bins is well worth the cost of around just over $6.00 per fortnight. It's a way better system - separates our waste and makes for tidier streets and rules out the current bag system. The bags this year are smaller and less easier to handle and will prevent issues with mess. It works for other areas around NZ so why not Marlborough. A bit late coming - but better late than never.
Janette Mellor -
James Travers

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
I think it would make better sense to have a transfer station somewhere in Spring Creek, rather than Raupara. This would better service Rarangi, Tua Marina, Marshlands Spring Creek and possibly Grovetown combined. Perhaps move the Raupara transfer station idea to Renwick ? In relation to bin sizes, the debate could go on until the cows come home. I think what is suggested is a good starting point. I appreciated the information presented at the Renwick Community hall recently about this. I enjoyed the fact that the presenter knew the facts and clearly understood the total situation. Coming from a science background myself, it was refreshing to see facts, rather than assumptions and conjecture which we see far too much of these days.
James Travers -
Kristine Beach

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
It is not appropriate for us.
Kristine Beach -
Kristine Beach

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
Not applicable would be a better option
Kristine Beach -
Kristine Beach

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
same as above
Kristine Beach -
Kristine Beach

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
N/A
Kristine Beach -
Kristine Beach

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
N/a
Kristine Beach -
Kristine Beach

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
That's way to costly for us and totally unnecessary
Kristine Beach -
Kristine Beach

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
We visit our local transfer station ( about 1 km away) on average about four to five times a year. i.e every 2 - 3 months with one or two rubbish bags and all our recycling. It is easy and convenient and the cost is minimal. So paying $160 a year for something we don't need or want is unacceptable. Hauling and carrying a wheelie bin and a glass container down our driveway to the street would be an awkward job we'd also rather not have. We hope if this proposed change comes to pass that at the very least there should be an option to opt out and not pay that charge. There is no reason why we should be made to subsidise those people who can't or won't make an effort to consider waste minimisation a part of their lives.
Kristine Beach -
Rachael van Asch

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Didn't know about it.
Rachael van Asch -
Rachael van Asch

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
I don't know what our costs are.
Rachael van Asch -
Rachael van Asch

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
Please make sure, that whatever the system, there is not an increase in the amount of wind blown rubbish in our district.
Rachael van Asch -
Jenny Mckeogh

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
I live in Havelock. There is a waste bin collection service provided by Crafar Crouch for those who choose to have it. Most people do not choose to have it, which in itself indicates the little demand for the service. I feel that this is unnecessary intrusion of the council into matters that are currently managed fine without their input. I do not produce 140 litres of rubbish per fortnight. I do not want to have two 140 litre bins on my property. And a crate. I am happy to sort my recycling at the Havelock transfer station, so relieving the council the expense of doing so. I wonder if the Council removes the current optional rubbish collection by Crafar Crouch whether that company will still find it viable to provide the optional service to the residents of Queen Charlotte Drive. It would be unfortunate if this service was dropped as an unintended consequence of the council expanding its role to Havelock.
Jenny Mckeogh -
Jenny Mckeogh

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
I do not produce 140 litres of rubbish per fortnight. I do not want to have two 140 litre bins on my property. And a crate. I do not want the council to take on a task which I prefer to do myself.
Jenny Mckeogh -
Jenny Mckeogh

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
Lovely example of a loaded question
Jenny Mckeogh -
Jenny Mckeogh

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
And another one!
Jenny Mckeogh -
Jenny Mckeogh

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
You just keep doing it...
Jenny Mckeogh -
Jenny Mckeogh

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
That calculator is a bit of a joke - it tells me it will cost me $61.63 to travel once per month to the transfer station 1/2km away. So $61.63 divided by 12km = $5.13 per km. I think you have a decimal point out of place.
Jenny Mckeogh -
Jenny Mckeogh

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
This does not apply to me but you do not give a N/A option
Jenny Mckeogh -
Jenny Mckeogh

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
It really does not seem to be broken, so please don't try to fix it.
Jenny Mckeogh -
Steph Benseman

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Because I'm not too worried about the cost.
Steph Benseman -
Steph Benseman

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
I don't know what my current cost is.
Steph Benseman -
Hannah Macfarlane

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Wasn’t aware of it.
Hannah Macfarlane -
Krystal Beal

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Grovetown gets nothing for the rates. we pay rate fees like everyone else and we have no council rubbish collection no street lights no kurbs no drainage no sewage and no water through the council ! . What do we actually receive? Nothing . Rubbish would be fantastic at least that's something that would change !!
Krystal Beal -
Liz Hayes

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
I use a few rubbish bags a week, more when I have extra rubbish.
Liz Hayes -
Liz Hayes

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
It is about time wheelie bins were available, the rubbish bags were smaller this year and very budget as they fall apart and rip easy.
Liz Hayes -
Annie Smith

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
The cost is a part of life. Improved service needs improved funding.
Annie Smith -
Catherine Elkin
TerraBellator Limited
The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
It would be great to have a service for food scraps, valuable resource plus prevents smells and pest in general rubbish. Ideally MLB would have a soft plastic collection point although understand end use is a problem. Once divert organic matter, recycling and soft plastics from black bags, there is virtually nothing left for landfill.
Catherine Elkin - TerraBellator Limited
Rebecca Johns

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
I currently do not pay anything and receive rubbish bags from my landlord who collects them when the voucher is available.
Rebecca Johns -
Jo Anderson

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Please Please please bring this in, so sick of my recycling blowing out onto the rd
Jo Anderson -
Charlotte Tomlinson
1
Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
To encourage people to recycle rather than putting things in the general refuse bin, the refuse bin size should be smaller in relation to the recycling bin, as in Christchurch City (240L recycling bin, 140L refuse bin, both collected fortnightly).
Charlotte Tomlinson - 1
Charlotte Tomlinson
1
Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
To encourage people to recycle rather than putting things in the general refuse bin, the refuse bin size should be smaller in relation to the recycling bin, as in Christchurch City (240L recycling bin, 140L refuse bin, both collected fortnightly).
Charlotte Tomlinson - 1
Charlotte Tomlinson
1
The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Happy to pay more for an improved service.
Charlotte Tomlinson - 1
Charlotte Tomlinson
1
Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
The second target in the MDC WMMP 2021-2027 is to 'Investigate a regional solution for organic material including green, animal and food wastes by December 2022'. According to the Ministry for the Environment website an estimated 39% of landfill waste in New Zealand is organic matter that could be composted, and approx. 25% of waste received at Bluegums Landfill. Therefore the minimisation of waste would be hugely helped by a facility to divert organics from landfill. Although kerbside bags make up just 6% of this total waste, having a dedicated green waste/organics collection service offered could reduce total to landfill by 17,000 kg per year, and produce a product (compost) that is desirable. Christchurch City Council offer weekly collection of an 80L organics bin, while the Tauranga City Council offers a 23L food scraps bin and an opt-in 240L garden waste bin. Having a council-led option would remove the barrier of home composting, and enable more people to dispose of their waste in align with their values.
Charlotte Tomlinson - 1
Jules Taylor

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Just haven’t
Jules Taylor -
Jules Taylor

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Don’t know
Jules Taylor -
Gerard Verkaaik

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Didnt konw you had one
Gerard Verkaaik -
Gerard Verkaaik

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
You will know that other centres have a 3 bin system with a seperate Green waste bin. (Christchurch has two options on size of green bins) This address has adequate space for composting of own green waste,and is in constant use. Town infill and shrinking section size limits the option for composting. Mixing of green waste with regular rubbish does not seem a good option. Consider a green bin option for seperate collection . Possibly as a seperate chargeable service.
Gerard Verkaaik -
Beth MacKenzie

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
Some people have alot to recycle.
Beth MacKenzie -
Beth MacKenzie

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
Some have alot of rubbish.
Beth MacKenzie -
Beth MacKenzie

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
Some go through alot of Glass products.
Beth MacKenzie -
Beth MacKenzie

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Rates shouldn't need to increase for anything.
Beth MacKenzie -
Karyn Brown

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
Want the choice of a bigger bin like Christchurch
Karyn Brown -
Karyn Brown

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Choose not to
Karyn Brown -
Karyn Brown

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Currently I employ the services of a company that provides larger bins. And where is your Green Waste bins????.
Karyn Brown -
Karyn Brown

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
Why is there no Green Bin like other councils use. Can't put your green waste in Red Or Yellow. GREEN Bin for garden waste needed. It's absurd that you don't have one.
Karyn Brown -
Sara Stark

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
Would rather weekly because of the smell
Sara Stark -
Sara Stark

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
I’m not sure what my current cost is, happy to pay that to get wheelie bins
Sara Stark -
Sophie Peters

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
idk what that is
Sophie Peters -
Pam McLaren

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
These can be very heavy to carry to the gate. Blenheim is an aging population and this needs to be taken into consideration. I suggest glass needs also to be a wheelie bin. I say get with the times and our demographics.
Pam McLaren -
Pam McLaren

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
I pay my rates that is all that matters. I am a busy person etc etc
Pam McLaren -
Pam McLaren

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
But I am ok with that, those dumb plastic bags that we use are an environmentally a no no, they are also dangerous for the garbo's to pick up due to the fact that sharp things could be inside the bag.
Pam McLaren -
Pam McLaren

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
The sooner that this can happen the better (that is getting wheelie bins). Blenheim is so much in the 19 century it is unbelievable. Get your act together and give us what is needed and that is wheelie bins.
Pam McLaren -
Joanne Smith

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
I have no where to store wheelie bins safely on my property. There is no room in my garage for them to be stored.
Joanne Smith -
Joanne Smith

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
I am a single person household. I barely have the current recycle bin full, and it only goes out once every 3 weeks or longer. I would never be able to fill a bin that size. It's way too big.
Joanne Smith -
Joanne Smith

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
I am a single person household. I barely have the current rubbish bag full, and it only goes out once every 3 weeks or longer. I would never be able to fill a bin that size. It's way too big.
Joanne Smith -
Joanne Smith

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
I hardly have any glass to recycle.
Joanne Smith -
Joanne Smith

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
I didn't know there was one, and I'm renting, not the owner of the property.
Joanne Smith -
Joanne Smith

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Wheelie bins are a great idea for large households. Complete waste of space and cost for smaller households. Also very dangerous for people who live on a hill or have a steep driveway. Not practical for elderly people at all, especially those who dont live on a flat section. There should be the option for people to either use wheelie bins or keep existing rubbish bags depending upon household size and location suitability.
Joanne Smith -
John Elvy

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
We have just moved into town after 24 years of country living. During this time we used a commercial Wheelie collected on a fortnightly basis. My opposition is based on: Increased cost Hygiene, bins collected fortnightly get very smelly in hot weather, Bins also need frequent washing to keep them clean, this will create problems for some owners and effluent from bin cleaning may well end up in the stormwater system. Commercial firms supply large bin liners Council need to consider this as an option as well. We live within a 1km radius of the Councils Recycle and reuse facility and find this magic. The existing bag system is magic as when its full we simply deliver it to this facility. If we run out out of bags we will simply purchase more.
John Elvy -
John Elvy

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
Hygiene reasons They get smelly in hot weather and can attract flies
John Elvy -
John Elvy

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
I deliver most of our own waste to the nearby facility
John Elvy -
John Elvy

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Consider the wider issue ie: Bins are going to need cleaning, people will hose them in their driveways and flush to the stormwater system. I think that MDC should rethink whether larger bins are necessary for properties in the close proximity to Council provided facilities. What is proposed is a big step forward for outlying areas, but in town the bag system with weekly collection works 100% for us and all my immediate neighbours I've spoken to. In town where recycling is currently available the bin current bin design is poor, this requires a good hard look at to improve it and to minimise spillage and wind blown waste. Do I need a different system at increased cost... NO.. the current system serves us fine.
John Elvy -
John Elvy

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
Take a serious look at options for Residents within 1km of any existing recycling facility. Maybe even refund the refuse and recyling portion of residents rates if they are willing to deliver waste and recycling to MDC facilities themselves? Have you considered giving residents this option?
John Elvy -
tim greenhough

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
It is similar to what I pay in the Tasman district
tim greenhough -
tim greenhough

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
I have properties in Okiwi bay The remote transfer station sounds good I saw a similar system in Ranfurley last year It appeared to work well. however i have some reservations. 1 the site chosen is inappropriate as it could restrict the flow of emergency vehicles.it should be where the recycling bin is positioned now. 2 The present recycling bin has had problems being emptied. Will this continue? 3 At the moment if something is too big to fit in the bin or the bin is full it is left outside and the locals have to deal with it. 4 The present bin has attracted recycling from a far larger area than Okiwi bay. Presumably the Remote transfer station will do the same. 5 people may well dispose of fish waste and other unpleasant things creating a smell 6 Every container needs to be emptied regularly and be well monitored. 7 Can spontanious combustion occur? creating a fire risk.
tim greenhough -
Cedric Seatter

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
We are a retired couple, living in relatively close proximity to the Havelock transfer station, and produce only limited amounts of rubbish. What we do dump is readily transported to the transfer station at irregular intervals and far less than the 2 week proposed pick up.
Cedric Seatter -
Cedric Seatter

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
As above
Cedric Seatter -
Karlene Rees (Samuels)

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
N/A
Karlene Rees (Samuels) -
Karlene Rees (Samuels)

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
My family have owned a bach in Duncan Bay since the late 1070's, we have always taken our rubbish out with us when we leave and this has never been a problem. The introduction of bins to the bay for rubbish seems to be a waste of council money an an unnecessary expense to bach owners, not to mention that it will ruin the view and bring in rodents and other pests which we have been working hard to get rid of. I can't understand why Duncan Bay has been chosen as a spot (if this was to go ahead) either as Harvey Bay would make more sense as it is central to both Duncan Bay, Tuna Bay and Penzance Bay. The proposed position of these bins is also very strange as we have been turned down on different occasions by the council to have a green waste burn pile there which would be of more use to the bay.
Karlene Rees (Samuels) -
Bruce and Tina Higgs

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
See attached
Bruce and Tina Higgs -
Bruce and Tina Higgs


WASTE MANAGEMENT SUBMISSION.pdf
Supporting Documents NA
Bruce and Tina Higgs -
carolyn callister

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
We have had a property in Duncan Bay for 35years - we have always removed our waste everytime we leave the Bay & taken it back home - this is something the residents of the Bay do as a matter of course There has never been a problem with rubbish in our Bay We do not want Wheelie Bins & a skip in the Bay - it will be an eyesore to the beautiful environment we have there plus will smell & attract rodents
carolyn callister -
Greg Bettjeman

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
Have you heard of the saying,"If it aint broke, don't fix it?" To my way of thinking, and because of my relatively unstructured lifestyle, to have wheelie bins waiting outside beside the road on a certain day once a fortnight awaiting collection.....OR MISS OUT till the next fortnight is an unnecessary complication. Further to that the road has quite a slope to it. These things are on wheels. A gust of wind, who is liable should it cause an accident?
Greg Bettjeman -
Greg Bettjeman

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
As above.
Greg Bettjeman -
Greg Bettjeman

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
My needs for dumping rubbish and recycling vary and cannot be regimented into official blocks of time.
Greg Bettjeman -
Greg Bettjeman

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
Read above.
Greg Bettjeman -
Greg Bettjeman

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
I am quite capable of doing my own recycling.
Greg Bettjeman -
Greg Bettjeman

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
My annual costs for rubbish disposal is negligible. Way less than the rates addition.
Greg Bettjeman -
Greg Bettjeman

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
Crafar and Crouch have been running a service of fortnightly rubbish collection successfully. Should the elderly or infirm need curbside collection, it is already available. We have this choice. Democracy!
Greg Bettjeman -
Lexi Henkel Kirk

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
no excess at the moment what I pay now
Lexi Henkel Kirk -
Kevin Jackson

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
I feel that these changes are sensible and I am happy to go along with them regardless of the cost to myself.
Kevin Jackson -
Kevin Jackson

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
I don't know the email has not arrived
Kevin Jackson -
Nick & Paula Kole

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
We are opposed to the proposed remote refuse station being situated at Duncan Bay, Tennysen Inlet. Our family has frequently visited the bay and have always taken out our recycling and rubbish with us as others do as well. This system has been working well for many years and we have never seen litter around the bay due to there not being a refuse station there. Main reasons why this remote refuse station should NOT go ahead: * This transfer station will be seen from most of the houses in the bay and will impede the beautiful natural view that we all enjoy. The proposed site has previously been designated “an outstanding natural landscape zone” by the Commissioner who refused the bays application for a green waste burning heap due to that reason. * The proposed site is right beside the recreation ground and also beside the stream where families enjoy swimming and recreation. This will no longer be possible, with the inevitable smells that will come from the rubbish skips and possible overflow/leaching into the stream if surplus rubbish is placed there due to either a delay in collections or there is an over supply of rubbish. Eg: fish waste, kitchen waste etc. * The risk of delays in the clearing of the skip and wheelibins due to weather and roading conditions, as we have all seen over the past year or so in Marlborough. The roads are narrow and fragile in places, rubbish trucks and extra road traffic into Duncan Bay from other bays to off load their rubbish and recycling is going to place added stress to the current roading surface. * Any rubbish/waste area is going to encourage vermin, which has been adequately controlled for years by volunteers in the bay. We therefore urge the MDC to consider the above negative impacts that this waste proposal would create in this beautiful bay!
Nick & Paula Kole -
Pete de Jong
Duncan Bay Community
Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
Duncan Bay's current refuse situation (rubbish & recycling) for holiday home owners is working well and doesn't need changing. Most people take it back home with them. Help with green waste removal would be greatly appreciated.
Pete de Jong - Duncan Bay Community
Samantha Hall

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
We have a property in Duncan bay and we vehemently oppose the proposal to place recycling and refuse stations below the reserve by the waterfront, this is an area of outstanding natural beauty. The bins will attract vermin and will smell. The reserve is used by families and small children and increased traffic will endanger the use and quality of the reserve. An alternative site between Penzance bay and Duncan bey should be sought, away from the waterfront. As the council refused the use of the site for green waste disposal due to the natural beauty it seems ridiculous and hypocritical to propose a refuse station in the same place.
Samantha Hall -
Malcolm Frethey

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
Weekly would be preferred or increase the size to 140 litre, emptied monthly.
Malcolm Frethey -
Malcolm Frethey

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
My submission is specifically regarding the proposal to introduce a transfer station to Duncan Bay and my opposition to it. Introducing free remote transfer stations will encourage people outside of the region to take advantage of it and dump their rubbish, especially if it's not manned. It is unfair to expect the ratepayers to pay for a service that is free for all persons. If the scheduled pick-ups aren't regular enough, they will most likely attract vermin to an area that is proactively trying to reduce pests and predators. The road into Duncan Bay is prone to slips and could be hazardous for large heavy vehicles having to make the regular trip to remove the rubbish from the transfer station. The current coin skip system at the Rai Valley works well as people pay to dispose of the rubbish they've created. Signage promoting the service could easily and cheaply be increased (signs displayed at the entrances to the respective bays). If there are issues with the coin skips failing, I would support the targeted rates going towards updating the machinery. During Summer, having the site open on Sun afternoons (or on the Monday afternoon of long weekends) would also be of great benefit to those leaving the area after the weekend.
Malcolm Frethey -
Derek Waller

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
In Europe, since the supermarkets are responsible for the production of a large percentage of the recyclable waste, they have to provide recycling facilities for all the major categories. This makes complete sense as the recycling can be carried out on the next shopping trip. No additional trips necessary. The supermarkets in NZ are making huge profits and should bare some responsibility for recycling. This may even encourage them to reduce unnecessary packaging.
Derek Waller -
Derek Waller

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
See above
Derek Waller -
Lecia Cocker

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
This cost should already be covered in our rates, especially in town as they are more expensive than rural rates.
Lecia Cocker -
Lecia Cocker

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
This is a great idea, they have recently done this on the West Coast and it works well. However an added cost to rate payers is not fair. The ongoing increase in all costs associated with property ownership is making it unaffordable.
Lecia Cocker -
Justin Morrison

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
To small for fortnightly collection, needs to be 240 L
Justin Morrison -
Justin Morrison

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
Same as above to small, 24L needed
Justin Morrison -
Justin Morrison

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
To busy
Justin Morrison -
Justin Morrison

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
The Rai Valley transfer station site is large, it could easily be split in half to create a 24/7 recycling area, separate from the rubbish area.
Justin Morrison -
Alison Graham

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
I have very very little waste so don't think it would be relevant to my thinking
Alison Graham -
Alison Graham

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Price is fair.
Alison Graham -
Alison Graham

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
I would like to see the inclusion of green waste and food waste for recycling. this is a valuable resource. Also I would like to see an incentive for people to use recycling. Maybe by setting targets for increasing recyling and targets to decrease landfill , the reward being cost to user.
Alison Graham -
Jess Palmer Palmer

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Not following this
Jess Palmer Palmer -
Jess Palmer Palmer

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
Easier to use and less costly and what if you have bigger stuff to get rid of how can one do this now if this goes ahead
Jess Palmer Palmer -
Jess Palmer Palmer

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
Like the cost to be not more expensive and able to get rid of less rubbish
Jess Palmer Palmer -
Julian Cuff

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
To small
Julian Cuff -
Julian Cuff

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
No time didn't know it existed.
Julian Cuff -
Julian Cuff

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Renwick needs a recycling and rubbish service!!
Julian Cuff -
Brenna Cuff

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
To small and not practice
Brenna Cuff -
Brenna Cuff

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Didn't know it existed and don't have time
Brenna Cuff -
Brenna Cuff

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Needs to be done in Renwick. It's only a 10 min drive from blenheim
Brenna Cuff -
Thomas Powell

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
It doesn't really matter to me. The price will be small in comparison to the service I get. I already visit the green waste transfer station off Taylor Pass Rd twice monthly at around $5 per visit. That, including vehicle cost, is close to the $160 annual kerbside pickup.
Thomas Powell -
Thomas Powell

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
I have lived in countries where kerbside green waste service is available and I am greatly in favour of this. I understand, however, the constraint put on this service here, due to the potential presence of herbicide in grass clippings contaminating mulch made from green waste. Although I live near the Taylor Pass green waste station and don't find my regular visits to dispose of garden green waste much of an issue, I can see the value of kerbside green waste collection. Perhaps residents could be provided with discounted composting kits for lawn clippings and household food scraps, so that a green waste collection service might exclude grass clippings? We have a small composting facility at our home and use it regularly, getting great compost for the garden. A bit of public education and help with buying composting kits might help relieve some of the green waste issues around grass clippings. Of course, then there is the problem of cabbage tree and flax leaves, which aren't suitable for mulch or composting. I would close in saying that there aren't easy solutions to green waste. We just need to keep it out of landfill, somehow, so it doesn't create fugitive methane emissions. Keep up the good work!
Thomas Powell -
Jane Robinson

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
I am partially in favour and agree that the proposal will be an vast improvement for many residents in the District. However I am not in favour of a "one size fits all" approach and do not think this solution is the right one for every part of the District, particularly Wairau Valley.
Jane Robinson -
Jane Robinson

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
See above Wairau Valley is designated a high wind zone. What consideration has been given to wheelie bins put out on the State Highway 63 when the wind is blowing a gale and there is a strong likelihood that bins will be blown onto the road? Especially dangerous if bins are put out the night before and debris/bins are on the road in the dark.
Jane Robinson -
Jane Robinson

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
I am partially in favour and agree that the proposal will be an improvement for many residents in the District. However I am not in favour of a "one size fits all" approach and do not think this solution is the right one for every part of the District, particularly Wairau Valley.
Jane Robinson -
Jane Robinson

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
I am partially in favour and agree that the proposal will be an improvement for many residents in the District. However I am not in favour of a "one size fits all" approach and do not think this solution is the right one for every part of the District, particularly Wairau Valley.
Jane Robinson -
Jane Robinson

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
I am partially in favour and agree that the proposal will be an improvement for many residents in the District. However I am not in favour of a "one size fits all" approach and do not think this solution is the right one for every part of the District, particularly Wairau Valley.
Jane Robinson -
Jane Robinson

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
I cant comment on this as it's not applicable to me/where I live
Jane Robinson -
Jane Robinson

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
Why is kerb-side collection being introduced? I can find no data/information on the background to the scheme on the website. Has any modelling been done to prove that the proposed system will be an improvement (reducing emissions and costs) on the existing arrangements for all residents? If so it would be helpful to have this information made available. Myself, several of my neighbours and other residents in the Township live over 0.5km from the State Highway (where it is my understanding the wheelie bins and crates will be collected). I do not think it is reasonable to expect residents to drag the bins this distance, when we already have a perfectly acceptable solution in the Township i.e. the Transfer Station. The Transfer Station is a part of Township life and a place where I often meet neighbours and other residents and chat/catch up/share information. This part of Township life will be lost if it is no longer a place where residents meet each other. I understand the Transfer Station is to remain open so I fail to see the logic in introducing another recycling service when the existing one appears to work well. What are residents outside the Township boundary expected to do? If they are still able to use the Transfer Station then why not leave the arrangement for all residents as the status quo ? As it says on the MDC website "There will be no changes to the remainder of the current transfer station network", so why double up? I am concerned that the wheelie bins left for collection will obstruct my view from my vehicle as I join SH63, and increase the risk of traffic accidents. This would also apply to other roads on the south side of SH63 e.g. Senior Road, Cooper Street. This questionnaire is not well designed. Other options such as Not applicable, plus space to add comments if you agree with the statements provided should have been available. This would allow for fuller replies from respondents.
Jane Robinson -
Suzy Wanklyn

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
Re Duncan Bay I would like to make a submission on the proposed remote transfer station at Duncan Bay. I am totally opposed to the proposal. The Duncan Bay area has managed its own waste management perfectly successfully by residents and visitors taking their own rubbish out and we see no valid reason to change this. The collection of bins would be very unattractive in an area deemed an outstanding natural landscape zone (as mentioned in the decision when the green waste burning site was declined). It would also attract vermin
Suzy Wanklyn -
Gillian Odell

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
I am not in favour of including my rural lifestyle property. I would have two 1600m walks, partially on shingle, first with the bin and then with the crate to access the kerbside. I am an older retired person and believe this to be untenable. There is no safe position to leave the 16 bins and crates for our private ROW at the kerbside. Many residents are likely to put their bins out on Sunday evening which will attract passing vandals to deliberately push them over. The collection truck will create a hazard on SH63 as there is no kerb on our side of the highway and large trucks use the highway throughout the day. If the truck attempts to use our private ROW to turn, it will degrade the surface which is maintained by residents and will also block access. If, as stated, the WV transfer station is to remain open there is no benefit to us of kerbside collection. It will cost us more and will not reduce our waste, we already minimise our waste, for environmental and financial reasons.
Gillian Odell -
Gillian Odell

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
There is absolutely no benefit to me of a kerbside collection. I don’t believe I should have to pay extra for a service that I don’t need and will be of considerable inconvenience to me. We currently dispose of one rubbish bag every two to three weeks (and take our recycling to the transfer station at the same time. The fuel required to do this in our car costs approximately $15 per year - total maximum cost per annum $46.60.
Gillian Odell -
Gillian Odell

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
I would be interested to know the total income MDC will gain from WV residents balanced against MDC expenditure to provide the service. I would also be interested to see calculations of the fuel emissions gain of sending a rubbish truck Blenheim every week over locals dumping their own rubbish at the transfer station. I do not believe the proposal will significantly reduce vehicle emissions and will likely increase costs for many local ratepayers. I have not observed any local issues with fly tipping or littering which is apparently one reason for the suggested change. I also believe local residents are already minimising their waste disposal as they must ‘pay per dump’ - kerbside collection could well have the effect of increasing waste rather than minimising it.
Gillian Odell -
Nigel Hollyman

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
I'm happy with my current setup, and don't want extra added to my rates for something that I don't want.
Nigel Hollyman -
Nigel Hollyman

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
I like the flexibility I have using Tony's Trash and recycling at Tuamarina and sometimes Spring Creek. I can text Tony's Trash whenever I want my bin emptied - this is far better than rubbish collection every two weeks (or any regular timing). Rarangi doesn't need council kerbside rubbish collection.
Nigel Hollyman -
Scott Adams

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
The need to have a remote transfer station located on the North side of the Wairau River to service Kaituna, Northbank, Okaramio and the Onamalutu areas. Would using the unused part of the Kaituna Cemetery be an appropriate site to have a remote transfer station located to service these communities as there is a formed entry/exit off state highway 6 and parking off the highway for safety. Is this worth the Council investigating further? If not, there may be other locations that may work in the area that need to be assessed, that maybe better suited.
Scott Adams -
Kaye Williams

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Only use greenwaste
Kaye Williams -
Kaye Williams

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
I don't care what the cost is I'm sick of the rubbish blowing around the street and up in to my garden
Kaye Williams -
Jennifer Travers

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
This was covered in one of the public meetings.
Jennifer Travers -
Jennifer Travers

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
My main concern is how the bins will be able to remain standing in the strong wind we get in Rarangi, especially the lighter weight paper and cardboard bin. Can the lids be locked to hold in the recycling or rubbish even if they are blown over? I also believe Rarangi needs a Remote Transfer Station, placed by Tua Marina School. There is currently a recycling bin there and it is frequently over full, and this is without the recycling from further down Rapaura way.
Jennifer Travers -
David Oldham

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
Not at Okiwi Bay
David Oldham -
David Oldham

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
Not at Okiwi Bay
David Oldham -
David Oldham

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
Not at Okiwi bay
David Oldham -
David Oldham

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
Not at Okiwi Bay when we have an excellent tip operating in a remote area at Rai Valley open it full time the same as remote stations you are proposing . We do not want trucks coming over the hill on our poor roads. People are already traveling out and dump rubbish on their way. Past knoledge tells uus that people from nelson will be brining thei rubbish to Okiwi Bay
David Oldham -
Kathryn Omond

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Not applicable as we don't use the town system. However, it would be good to see a better system in place especially on windy days when recycling etc is blown all over the place.
Kathryn Omond -
Kathryn Omond

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
We use the coin operated skip at Ohingaroa Quarry. It is a nightmare. Sometimes it works, and sometimes not. We feed in the $5 each time and occasionally it opens but more often than not, it doesn't. It becomes a very expensive exercise when feeding in $5 each time to then have to take it to Havelock and pay there are well. We ring the council each time but nothing gets done. Over the holiday periods, people just stack up their rubbish on the ground without even trying. They are lazy, mean and don't care. You see it after every long weekend.
Kathryn Omond -
Sally Warren

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
N/A
Sally Warren -
Sally Warren

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
N/A
Sally Warren -
Sally Warren

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
Inappropriate
Sally Warren -
Sally Warren

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
Inappropriate
Sally Warren -
Sally Warren

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
N/A
Sally Warren -
Sally Warren

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Do not want unnecessary transfer station. Completely ridiculous for Duncan Bay.
Sally Warren -
Sally Warren

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Tuna Bay Penzance Residents Association have already said they do not want or require such a facility in or near the bays. It would seem to be a total waste of money for MDC. The only problem we have is with the cancellation of our burning heap. This has increased the fire risk in the settlement with individual property fines and noise from mulching machines. I presume DOC would object to the proposed site if they have been informed of the possibility. If something isn't broken don't fix it seems to apply here. Let commonsense prevail.
Sally Warren -
Sally Warren

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
Duncan Bay has no problem with rubbish and it could create a really unsightly situation.
Sally Warren -
Sally Warren

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
We had our green waste burning heap thrown out. This was a very foolish decision leading to many problem. Where it was on the foreshore was considered an outstanding natural landscape zone so was declined. Transfer station would be worse. To have a public meeting in Rai during the State Highway closure doesn't serve the community very well.
Sally Warren -
Kevin & Sheryll Gwynne

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
May cost more, but will be much more efficient than the current bags and crates.
Kevin & Sheryll Gwynne -
Kevin & Sheryll Gwynne

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
I have explained my reasons above why I/we approve of introducing wheelie bins. But also easier to take to street than carrying.
Kevin & Sheryll Gwynne -
Maureen & Lachlan Stevens
L&M Stevens Family Trust
The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Yes to introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips - Rai Valley Coin Skip Refer to attachment for further comment on proposed changes to level of service.
Maureen & Lachlan Stevens - L&M Stevens Family Trust
Maureen & Lachlan Stevens
L&M Stevens Family Trust

Duncan Bay Submission No. Maureen and Lachlan Stevens.pdf
Supporting Documents NA
Maureen & Lachlan Stevens - L&M Stevens Family Trust
Alastair & Helen Scott

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Please see our attached document
Alastair & Helen Scott -
Alastair & Helen Scott

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
At least not in Duncan Bay.
Alastair & Helen Scott -
Supporting Documents NA
Alastair & Helen Scott -
Jayne Watkins
Rentals 4 You
The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
I have concerns that the Local Council are considering putting in rubbish skips and recycling bins in Duncan Bay. I don’t understand why the need for this action? This is mainly a holiday destination with only a few live all the time locals. All items brought into the area are taken away again by holiday makers including recycling. Please do not change this and especially putting it near our beloved coast line, yuck talk about ugly and stinky! NO no no!!!
Jayne Watkins - Rentals 4 You
Richard and Judith Lyall

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
not needed,as most property's are holiday homes and people take their rubbish home with them ,this idea would mean wheely bins left out sometimes for weeks
Richard and Judith Lyall -
Richard and Judith Lyall

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
Not needed,as most property's are holiday homes and people take their rubbish home with them ,this idea would mean wheely bins left out sometimes for weeks,before they return. this would mean when there is a storm the bins would be blown around the bay
Richard and Judith Lyall -
Richard and Judith Lyall

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
as above ,not needed
Richard and Judith Lyall -
Richard and Judith Lyall

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
because most property owners take their rubbish home with them, and there would be very few bins to empty, just adding to the cost to ratepayers
Richard and Judith Lyall -
Richard and Judith Lyall

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
the present recycle works well,
Richard and Judith Lyall -
Richard and Judith Lyall

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
just another added expense that is not needed,
Richard and Judith Lyall -
Richard and Judith Lyall

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
No this would end up at a rat attractant ,stink and be abused by the hundreds of boat users that ;launch at Okiwi every weekend. it would be full of fish waste and rubbish that they would normally take home. it would detract from amenity values, Ratepayers are happy to take their waste home for disposal ,and as most users would be boat users only there for the day , and not caring about the mess they left.
Richard and Judith Lyall -
Richard and Judith Lyall

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
We do not need this rubbish service it will only add to the cost of living and most bach owners are retirees and cannot afford costs like this they have no need for .
Richard and Judith Lyall -
HEATHER PORTER

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Irrelevant to this submission.
HEATHER PORTER -
HEATHER PORTER

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Irrelevant to this submission.
HEATHER PORTER -
HEATHER PORTER

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
We are strongly opposed to the proposal of installing a 'remote transfer station' at Duncan Bay due to the following reasons: 1/ As like many residents of properties in the Marlborough Sounds, we enjoy the spectacular views and scenery. The 'remote transfer station' will ruin these views. 2/ The proposed site for the station is beside a popular recreational area, which will no longer be able to be used, due to the odors and vermin/pests this may entice. 3/ For many years we have never seen rubbish in the settlement of Duncan Bay. The rule 'pack in and pack out' has always been adhered to and works very well, so no need to change it. 4/ For many years DOC areas have encouraged 'pack in and pack out' with rubbish, which has been followed by the majority in Duncan Bay. If the 'remote transfer station' goes ahead, those who use DOC areas (ie. Nydia track) will be aware they can dump all rubbish there. 5/ The road into Duncan Bay is 'fragile' and severe weather events are becoming more common. It is highly likely that slips will prevent the truck from getting into the bay to empty the bins regularly. The road is also extremely narrow in parts and vehicles towing boats frequently use it - meeting a rubbish truck on a narrow bend could be highly hazardous. 6/ As with all rubbish bins, people will dump all types of rubbish (chairs, tyres, etc) beside the bins in the hope 'someone else' will get rid of their rubbish for them, similar to the current issues faced by charity bins in urban locations. 7/ Day trippers using the boat launching ramp, trampers, tourist operators will dispose of their rubbish in the bins - likely to be fish carcasses, offal, food waste, which will become very unpleasant between scheduled emptying.
HEATHER PORTER -
Jonathan and Jayne Watkins

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
We don't want ugly skips and recycling bins in our beautiful Duncan Bay please. There is no need for this. I can't understand why this needs to change as holiday residents bring their food items into the bay and take everything out again when they leave. it will be smelly, attract vermin and be unsightly.
Jonathan and Jayne Watkins -
Bram Hoogeveen

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
Happy with current system
Bram Hoogeveen -
Bram Hoogeveen

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
Assuming they don’t come to my door as I’m down a long ROW I’ll need to wheel my bin around 400m I currently pride myself on using very little waste and spend around $60-70 per year on rubbish bags. That will double for no gain whatsoever. Some of the ROW in Wairau valley will be heavy with bins on collection day on an already busy road making it hard for people to drive out and also a hazard when truck is collecting
Bram Hoogeveen -
Bram Hoogeveen

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
Much too large for me. I don’t feel I should have to pay the same rate as someone who can fill one of those bins
Bram Hoogeveen -
Bram Hoogeveen

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
Because I disagree with the proposed system
Bram Hoogeveen -
Bram Hoogeveen

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
See last answer
Bram Hoogeveen -
Bram Hoogeveen

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
Perhaps kerbside in Blenheim would work well but I don’t think it would work rurally
Bram Hoogeveen -
Bram Hoogeveen

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
Our current system works well, trucks need to come out to empty them more often though
Bram Hoogeveen -
Philip Hurley

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
The recycling should go in the same bin
Philip Hurley -
wayne connor

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
didnt now there was one
wayne connor -
wayne connor

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
im sick off picking other peoples rubbish up on a windy day from my front yard when i get home from work over it
wayne connor -
Stephen Gibson

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
The proposal does not explain why this new approach is being considered. Is it for cost savings or is it to offer a better service to rate payers? It is too vague particularly for rural areas such as Wairau Valley that has a perfectly good transfer station. The proposal is silent on what is to become of this resource. The proposal is silent on which routes the pick up will take in locations like Wairau Valley village. Will the contractor, for example, come down private lanes such as Fire Station Lane (Opposite the Fire Station) where there are 17 homes? If not, then will all 17 homes be required to deposit their wheelie bins on the State Highway near their letter boxes? There will not be enough room (there is no footpath) for all these bins to be lined up on the State Highway. If the proposal indicated the route the contractor intends to take, then that would help.
Stephen Gibson -
Stephen Gibson

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
Wheelie Bins will cause significant congestion on sides of State Highway 63 in Wairau Valley where there is often no footpath or verge in which to place the bins, unless the contractor is going to pick up from each house.
Stephen Gibson -
Stephen Gibson

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
Possibly too small
Stephen Gibson -
Stephen Gibson

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
Never heard of it, until now.
Stephen Gibson -
Stephen Gibson

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
It is unclear if this rate is already in our Rates, or if it is intended to be added to our Rates so answering this is not possible.
Stephen Gibson -
Stephen Gibson

Do you approve of the introduction of remote transfer stations to replace the current coin skips? N
What are the benefits? The proposal does not make it clear. Are they cheaper, are they more effective, and what is to become of the Wairau Valley existing transfer station?
Stephen Gibson -
Stephen Gibson

Do you have any other comments to make on the proposed changes to the level of service Y
Overall, I support change when the benefits are clearly articulated, but I am struggling to understand what is driving this change. It could be really good for the urban environment but in the rural area where we already have a good resource (Wairau Valley, Church Lane Transfer Station), it's difficult to understand how this will benefit the community. The congestion on SH63 could be a significant safety issue with Wheelie Bins lined up and blown all over the road in the huge winds we get up here unless the contractor is intending to come to each house and is prepared to drive up private roads to collect the bins.
Stephen Gibson -
Jennifer Laugesen

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to expand the kerbside collection area? N
Waste of money, time, truck etc !!, We have 2 people who live here,, We are away a lot We don’t have enough waste, recycle, stuff to warrant collection even for once a month,!! I regret it shall go ahead, Make it versatile,, opt in or out
Jennifer Laugesen -
Jennifer Laugesen

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
As above
Jennifer Laugesen -
Jennifer Laugesen

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
As above
Jennifer Laugesen -
Jennifer Laugesen

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for refuse being emptied fortnightly? N
As above
Jennifer Laugesen -
Jennifer Laugesen

Are you in favour of the crate size (55-litre) for glass being emptied fortnightly? N
As above
Jennifer Laugesen -
Jennifer Laugesen

Have you used the waste calculator on Council's website to estimate your annual cost for refuse and recycling? N
As above
Jennifer Laugesen -
Jennifer Laugesen

The annual targeted rate charge for the kerbside collection service from 1 July 2024 is estimated at $160 including GST. What do you think of this price? NA
As above
Jennifer Laugesen -
Tim McCaffrey

Are you in favour of Council's proposal to introduce wheelie bins into the kerbside collection service? N
The current bag works for some many. You can put it into your car and take it to the curb is needed. You can compress the bag to create space on your property.
Tim McCaffrey -
Tim McCaffrey

Are you in favour of the bin size (140-litre) for recycling being emptied fortnightly? N
I wish to keep the current system, plastic bag(s)
Tim McCaffrey -