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Trash Talk - the future of rubbish and recycling in the district

Our rubbish and recycling collection contract comes to an end in 2023. We need to review this system to ensure we’re providing rubbish and recycling services that will encourage people to actively reduce the amount of waste they are producing, recycle correctly, and look at reusing, repurposing and composting
instead of sending more waste to landfill. We know 2023 is a long way away, but there’s a lot of work to do between now and then to prepare for any

As part of our preparation for the Long Term Plan 2021-31 (LTP) we asked what your thoughts were on Council changing the service in 2023 to wheelie bins for rubbish, an improved recycling service and a food waste collection service. We also asked if you supported a zero waste vision for the district.

See a summary of the answers to the questions here

All of this information has been passed onto Council and will be used to help shape our decisions on what the rubbish and recycling service looks like in a couple of years

We’re consulting on our final proposal for the rubbish and recycling service and the rest of the Long Term Plan 2021-31 now:

Have your say here

July/August 2020

Have your say on ideas for new kerbside collection service and the future of the transfer stations

Late August 2020

Council considers your feedback and ideas

Late 2020

Develop options and costs

March/April 2021

Formal consultation on options and costs as part of Long-Term Plan and Waste Plan

June 2021

Option chosen as part of the Long-Term Plan 2021-31

June 2021 - June 2022

Tendering process for new kerbside collection contractor

August/September 2023

Expected rollout of any new collection service and development of the refuse recovery centres starts