Residents In Social Housing Provided With Skip Bins By NZ Government
According to the government of New Zealand, they have already given almost a million dollars jus to provide the needed skip bins by those living in state housing. This is something that does not come free with private landlords. The same policy is applied in Australia since private landlords need skip hire in Northern Beaches thus tenants have to pay their part.
The tenants are the ones in-charge of cleaning up their wastes because Housing New Zealand found this method to be more cost-effective compared to hiring a company that will carry out the cleaning. Since the state is the landlord, it is the one responsible in hiring skip bin for them.
A group of property investors explained that the responsibility should not be forced on the landlord. If the government is to make this an obligation, they believe that it will create chaos.
Andrew King, the chief executive of Property Investors Federation, said that many will take advantage of this new mandate because Housing New Zealand is allotting a large amount of money for this particular purpose which is basically coming from the taxpayers’ pockets. King said that it is not a good idea because the fund could be used in other more important matters which will benefit the country.
According to the request made of the Official Information Act, from July of 2013 until June of 2018, the government has provided a total of 2,518 skip bins to state-house tenants which amounted to a total of $876,099. In case of Waikato, in the same five-year period, they have hired 174 bins which is equal to $72,009.
Based on a statement from a local skip hire company which is the same company hired by the government, the average cost when hiring one is $350. The highest number of bins delivered in Waikato was in Oakfield Crescent where they have been sent five bins while four bins were sent to Shakespeare Avenue.
For this very reason, skip hire in Northern Beaches find that the ones who are responsible for the wastes should also be the ones dishing out money to hire one.