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Rubbish and recycling around Dunedin. PHOTO: Gregor Richardson
Rubbish and recycling around Dunedin. PHOTO: Gregor Richardson
A Dunedin resident has asked for kerbside wheelie bins to be in neutral colours.

Liz Angelo said neutral colours would fit better with Dunedin’s heritage than bright colours.

Dunedin City Council waste and environmental solutions group manager Chris Henderson said a change could be considered, but the colours were consistent with standardised colours agreed by councils across New Zealand in 2015.


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Talk about being picky!!
Well I propose that all traffic lights and cycle lane colours be changed to neutral in keeping with our heritage ... and as for those red, blue & white flashing lights on emergency vehicles, why can't they just use lavender scented candles instead ?? They really are far too bright!! And I almost forgot, how about we paint the dots on the main street BLACK ... or does that colour also clash with our heritage and bring on a debate about the colour of our roads being a racially sensitive subject .... Lord, will it never end?!?!

Leave the bins the colour they are, they are colourful for a reason and that is because they can be easily seen by all, mainly the collectors.. There would be much whinging if bins were missed --- Leave well alone I say...

Sad she has nothing else to think about!

The Angelo family have an involvement with heritage and architecture.

So what, if she wants to change her wheelie bin colour then she can have at it - but she shouldn't have her opinion impinge on others.

Good grief whatever next!, might I suggest she repaint her own wheelie bin but then she will probably complain that her bin keeps getting missed because the truck keeps missing it.

Probably not. Speculating on people you don't know is poor discourse.

yep they are colour coded for a reason, what a pathetic request /statement wanting them a different colour

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