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Car crushing campaign draws to a close

2021 12 16d

Wairoa District Council’s car crushing crusade has come to an end.

 

Over the year 734 abandoned and old cars have been collected in the clean-up campaign.

 

Wairoa District Council Chief Executive Kitea Tipuna said the collection of car bodies has been a really worthwhile project with the community joining in the clean-up effort.  

 

“We ended the campaign with some major clean ups at Mahia, Te Reinga and Tuai where there were graveyards of car wrecks, and it is great to see these areas looking pristine again.

 

“As well as generally making the district look better, cleaning up car wrecks also reduces health, safety and fire risks. Leaching of car fluids can cause environmental impacts plus there are potential fire risks and general health and safety from rusty cars and broken glass.  

 

“This is about protecting the environment and cleaning up the district. We need to ensure that moving forward car bodies are correctly disposed of. I hope this campaign is a catalyst to stop this anti-environmental dumping happening in the future.

 

Council will accept single cars at the landfill at no charge, providing the person has applied to Council and meets the conditions and timing requirements for the vehicle drop off.

2021 12 16c

 

16 December 2021

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