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Your Rubbish and Recycling Services

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.

Changes to Rubbish & Recycling Services in 2021 and future changes:

Additional Recycling Bin

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.

  • Waipukurau, will be split into two new zones: if you are in the PINK ZONE, you will need to put your Rubbish and Recycling to the kerbside by 7.30am on a MONDAY, Starting August 2, 2021. If you now live in the YELLOW ZONE your Rubbish and Recycling will need to be out by 7.30am on a TUESDAY, starting August 3, 2021.Please take a careful look at this map of the collection day areas in Waipukurau.
  • Waipawa, your new Council Rubbish and Recycling collection day is Wednesday, please have your three crates and bags to the kerb, by 7.30am, starting August 4, 2021.

Extension of Kerbside Recycling 

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.

  • Otāne, Tikokino, Ongaonga and Takapau, you will put your Rubbish and Recycling to the kerbside by 7.30am, every Thursday, starting August 5, 2021.

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Changes to Rural Recycling Trailer Service

An Extraordinary Council meeting in December 2021 saw the decision made to retain the Drop off Centres in Otane, Takapau, Tikokino and Ongaonga and alter the rural recycling trailer schedule to focus on those communities without Drop off Centres and kerbside collections. 

After a trial period with the Rural Recycling Trailers we have tailored a schedule to suit the demand across the district. 
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Rubbish Bags to Wheelie Bins in 2023

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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