Putāruru Transfer Station weighbridge is currently not operating due to a
problem with part of the foundation.
works have begun. Indications show that the foundations are largely firm and undisturbed,
but a portion of the supporting material has settled and part of the concrete
foundation has broken.
currently reviewing options. One option is to relocate the entire weighbridge
away from the area of subsidence. This options would be costly as we would need
to remove all existing foundations, construct new foundations and approach
ramps and relocate of the Kiosk.
option would be to remove the failing portion of the foundations and
reconstruct the area. This would mean we wouldn't need to relocate the
weighbridge and kiosk.
at this stage are preliminary," said Andrew Pascoe, Council's Services
Manager. "The engineering assessment is not complete. Once the most
appropriate course of action is determined work can progress."
weighbridge is currently not operational, users can still access the site
safely over the weighbridge. Once investigations are complete and works start,
Council will endeavour to ensure the work causes as minimal disruption to users
appreciates the patience and support of users while we remedy this issue.
also remind users that any concerns regarding the manual charging system should
be referred to Council on 07 885 0340. We ask that people not engage with the
kiosk attendant onsite over the charges. They are not able to deviate from the
charges allocated," continued Mr Pascoe. "And a reminder also that
the Tokoroa landfill is operating as normal and can also be used with
considered the option of closing the Putāruru Transfer Station when the issue
with the weighbridge was first discovered, but felt this would be more
inconvenient to our northern community than introducing a manual system.
also considering calibrating the weighbridges more regularly than the current
once a year schedule required by legislation.
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