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Rubbish Bins – Danger

1 Comment 21 January 2015

RubbishBinsDangerPublic Rubbish Bins around Piha closed

From council:

The bins at Piha have been identified to contain asbestos. The test has confirmed that the barrel type bins, as per the attached photo, contain particles of chrysotile (white asbestos) which can be hazardous when airborne. As the bins have now become degraded to a point where Parks are not confident that the particles will remain undisturbed and contained under the paint seal, the bins have now been isolated and wheelie bins are locked in place as a temporary alternative.

Parks have engaged a certified asbestos removal contractor to undertake the works to remove these bins and there works are proposed to be carried out Tuesday or Wednesday next week.  We will also begin the process to install suitable replacement bins in the near future.

So there you have it Piha

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  1. Graeme Webber. says:

    Thank Heavens we’re going to see (hopefully) the last of those ghastly bins. Its only taken the Council 35 years to discover they are fibrolite. I suppose there’ll be a break of around 5 years before something is organised to replace them.

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