Let’s talk about rubbish

A community desire to reduce waste to land fill while encouraging recycling are key drivers behind Waikato District Council’s decision to review the current rubbish and recycling services.

Last week over 20,000 letters were sent to residents asking for feedback on proposed rubbish kerbside collections and recycling options. Waikato District Council Service Delivery general manager Tim Harty says the exercise is about aligning these activities with the community-developed Waste Management Plan of “working towards zero waste for the Waikato district”.

He says there are varying levels of service across the district and Council wants to provide a consistent level of refuse and recycling service to all residents.

“To help us reach the communities goal of reduced waste to landfills we’ve introduced waste minimisation practices across our own organisation. We now want to offer that same opportunity to our residents or at least provide them with the opportunity to say, yes please or no thanks.”

Feedback on the proposed levels of service can be provided to Council in a variety of ways but should include the individual property reference number or the property address.

  • Use the Freepost envelope provided
  • Post to Waikato District Council, Private Bag 544, Ngaruawahia 3742, Freepost
  • Drop off to offices at Ngaruawahia, Raglan, Huntly or Tuakau
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