New bin needed to deal with rubbish after Christchurch skate park extended

A new smart bin could be placed in St Albans Park once the skate park extension is opened. Photo:...
A new smart bin could be placed in St Albans Park once the skate park extension is opened. Photo: Newsline
St Albans Park could get another bin as Christchurch City Council anticipates a rise in litter when the skate park extension is completed.

Speaking at the Papanui-Innes Community Board meeting, city council officer Bridie Gibbings said it was considering installing another smart bin when the skate park extension is completed at the end of the year.

"We’ll be anticipating that there will be more users down in the park and that does in turn create more litter issues generally,” she said.

Even without the skate park, a rise in summer sport and park use could mean another bin needs to be installed, she said.

Pauline Cotter.
Pauline Cotter.
Board member and Innes Ward councillor Pauline Cotter said she had received feedback that indicated another bin is already needed at the park.

She said one bin is not enough.

"We’ve requested (council staff) look at putting another smart bin in, but it wouldn’t need to be another smart bin it could just be an older-style bin,” Cotter said.

However, Gibbings said any new bin would be a smart bin, as they are emptied less frequently.

The community board will receive an update on the situation from the city council by the end of the year.

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