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MEDIA RELEASE30 March 2009Becon and Waste Control New Zealand Sign Five Year Waste andRecycling Contracts with Hurunui District Council.During the Hurunui District Council’s meeting on the 26 th March, draft wasteand recycling contracts for Becon and Waste Control New Zealand wereapproved for final sign off. Both parties will now meet with councilrepresentatives this week to sign their contracts.For the next five years, local contractor Waste Control New Zealand will continue toundertake the district’s refuse collection and operate the Cheviot, Culverden andWaiau transfer stations, with all ‘dry waste’ from these sites (expected to be aminimum of 60%) being sent to Becon’s plant in Christchurch for recycling.Hurunui District Mayor, Garry Jackson says “both Waste Control New Zealand andBecon have proved that they are enthusiastic and able to work together to provideefficient waste and recycling services to the Hurunui district.”“The Council is pleased to be continuing to work with Waste Control New Zealand,whom has provided an excellent service to the district for a number of years and weare delighted to be the first authority to be working in partnership with Becon. Since1 February, we have been recycling ‘dry waste’ and glass from our five transferstations, through back loading to Becon using empty container waste vehicles


eturning from Kate Valley. Previously we had no alternative other than disposing ofthis material in landfills.”“Working in partnership with Becon provides the Hurunui district with a securemarket for recyclables for five years. This is at a time when many recyclers areexperiencing difficulties locating stable markets for the materials they collectresulting in stockpiling and occasionally the need to cease collections”.Draft contracts for the other two contractors - Hanmer Refuse Services and NorthCanterbury Community Resources Ltd have been issued and are still to be finalised.The Council hopes to be in a position to approve final sign off of these contracts atits next meeting in April.For further information contact:Sally CracknellSolid Waste ManagerHurunui District Council03 314 8816.Web: http://www.hurunui.govt.nz

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