Inorganic rubbish collection coming soon

It’s time to clean out those broken lawnmowers, bits of carpet and old tellies and other clutter lurking around the place.

From the first of November, Waikato District Council will be collecting inorganic refuse from households that have a black-bag kerbside refuse and recycling collection.

Piles of inorganic items should be less than two metres long, by one metre wide and placed on the kerb on the specified day, not before.

Placing items out too early creates an eyesore, says general manager service selivery Tim Harty.

“In recent years during this collection we have experienced an increase in illegal dumping of inorganic waste as households use it as an opportunity to dump unwanted items. This is extremely unfair on the communities who pay for this service.

It is important that anyone from outside the district pay for their own waste disposal and not force this cost on our ratepayers. We’re asking the community to report any suspected illegal dumping to us so that action can be taken. If you do see anything suspicious please call 0800 492 452.”

Collection dates – listed below – will also be advised on the council’s website, Facebook page and mailbox fliers.

Phone Metrowaste 0800 130 908 for any specific queries.

Inorganic collection schedule

Kerbside collection day – Wednesday
Put inorganic rubbish on the kerb on Sunday 29 November
Collection starts 30 November and may be collected any time up to 5 December
Gordonton, Horotiu, Ngaruawahia, Orini, Taupiri

Kerbside collection day – Friday
Put inorganic rubbish on the kerb on Sunday 22 November
Collection starts 23 November and may be collected any time up to 28 November
Maramarua, Meremere, Waerenga Rd, Te Kauwhata, Rangiriri, Te Ohaki Rd, Horsham Downs, River Rd (Ngaruawahia)

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