Changes to kerbside collections
About the changes to kerbside collections
As part of this commitment to reducing our waste, we consulted on changing the kerbside rubbish collection service (for those who receive it) to a wheelie bin for rubbish, a food scraps bin and recycling bins. This proposal received strong community support in 2021, with 87% of submitters supporting this change. This also aligns with the national changes currently being proposed by Ministry for the Environment for how rubbish is collected and processed across the country.
In September 2022 Waste Management NZ were awarded the contract for the next ten years starting in September 2023. The new service will include:
- A 25-litre residential food waste bin – collected weekly
- A 120-litre wheelie bin for rubbish – collected fortnightly
- Continued fortnightly kerbside collection of glass and recycling (same as the current service).
If you are a Commercial organisation, we are no longer doing kerbside collections for your area. To see more, including how to dispose of your waste, click here.