Chch Today: All-in rubbish collection?

RUBBISH: A resident calls for an 'anything goes' collection for those who can't get to the dump.
RUBBISH: A resident calls for an 'anything goes' collection for those who can't get to the dump.

Welcome to a wrap of what is happening in Christchurch today, including a call from one reader for an 'anything goes' rubbish collection for unwanted furniture, electrical and sporting goods.


Morning and evening low cloud is forecast in Christchurch today. The day is expected to be fine otherwise, with northeasterly winds and a high of 21 degrees Celsius.

Tomorrow is expected to be much of the same, but cloudy periods and a few showers are forecast on Friday, Metservice says.

The southerly change will bring more rain to the city on Saturday and Sunday.


A fatal crash has closed part of Lincoln Rd this morning, with diversions in place for other motorists.

Traffic in other parts of the city is believed to be travelling as normal.


Q: The council used to do an annual "anything goes" rubbish collection, with piles of larger rubbish out on the street for a one-day collection. Would it not make sense to bring this back as it is being put out anyway? People have a lot of earthquake-damaged stuff to get rid of and a lot of them don't have towbars and trailers to do it.

A: The council does not provide inorganic rubbish collections. Residents are reminded to correctly dispose of large waste products. Household items that are unwanted but still in working condition are accepted free of charge at various EcoDrops around the city. This includes furniture, electrical items, sporting equipment and kitchenware. Dumping large waste items on roadside berms is classed as littering with penalty fines for offenders. Christchurch City Council


The Poetry and Comedy Jam Finale is on tonight at the Pallet Pavilion. Koha entry, Catalyst poetry, open mic and comedians. Doors open 4pm.

Have you been to the library lately? You may be out of the habit post-quake, but lots of community and city libraries are back up and running. See for list.

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