From Monday 2 August, 2021 changes to your Rubbish and Recycling collection commence #wastefreechb
During the Long Term Plan consultation process, you gave us feedback on the way we manage Council Rubbish and Recycling services in Central Hawke’s Bay – and we’ve listened!
It was clear from the start – our community understands the aspiration of our campaign to be 'Waste Free CHB' and that we have a goal to increase the amount of recyclable material which is diverted from going into our landfill.
As a result, changes to Council’s solid waste services will come into effect across the district from Monday, 2 August, 2021.
We have increased how much you can easily place at the kerbside for collection by introducing a third teal crate for cardboard and paper recycling for Waipukurau and Waipawa. Previously we provided only two bins - one for glass and another for everything else.
Changes to your collection days will also occur as a result of the new services from Monday 2 August, 2021 (see the table below for changes to your area).
Waipukurau and Waipawa, you will receive a new 60L teal crate under your letterbox on the week of July 26 to 30, 2021.
Council has introduced as part of the Long Term Plan 2021 - 2031, kerbside recycling to the rural communities of Otāne, Tikokino, Ongaonga and Takapau. This service starts from the week of Monday 2, August 2021 and will be a will be a great addition to supporting the vision of a Waste Free CHB!
Otāne, Tikokino, Ongaonga and Takapau, you will receive three new crates: red for glass, black – for plastics (1, 2 and 5) and cans, and a teal crate for cardboard and paper, under your letterbox on the week of July 26 to 30, 2021.
In the Long Term Plan 2021 - 2031 we consulted on a number of changes and options for the future of our Council Rubbish and Recycling services. Council have now confirmed a plan to future-proof solid waste in the district and will be rolling out the following changes, from Monday 2 August 2021.
With the introduction of kerbside recycling, we are expecting demand for the existing rural drop-off centres to change. As part of our service offering, we will no longer be providing the existing drop-off centres in Otāne, Tikokino, Ongaonga and Takapau. This service will instead be replaced by mobile trailers that will frequent rural areas of the District on a regular basis.
These changes will come into effect once the new rural kerbside Rubbish and Recycling service is running smoothly. This includes being able to service areas of the District, that rural drop-off recycling centres have never been able to reach before.
Through the Long Term Plan 2021-2031 process we heard from you that our current refuse bags are not the easiest or most practical to use. When given a choice of using a bag or a wheelie bin, you told us you would prefer a wheelie bin.
From 2023 Council will provide a wheelie bin refuse collection service, instead of rubbish bags, to the townships of Waipukurau, Waipawa, Otāne, Tikokino, Ongaonga and Takapau. The cost of this wheelie bin will be covered by your rates, and will be a similar cost to the existing bag service.
You will still be able to buy rubbish bags beyond 2023, and dispose of these for FREE at Transfer Stations, however kerbside collection will no
longer be available.
You can find out more about decisions made to future-proof solid waste in Council's 2021-2031 Long Term Plan here.
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