Inorganic rubbish collection starts

Furniture, lawnmowers, televisions and other inorganic rubbish will be collected from the kerb outside properties this month.

Waikato District Council says only properties that have refuse and recycling picked up weekly are entitled to the annual kerbside inorganic collection.

Communities need to make themselves aware of the collection dates for their area and when to put their inorganic refuse on the kerbside, says general manager Service Delivery Tim Harty.

“We’ll ensure communities are well informed about their relevant collection date and what they can or can’t put out for inorganic collection through our website and Facebook page, mailbox fliers, posters, and local newspapers.

“We’re asking residents to be considerate by not placing rubbish out days before they should. Council may take action if inorganics are placed on the kerb outside of approved collection times.”
Piles should be less than two metres long and no more than one metre wide.

Anything over this amount will be left behind – it is then the resident’s responsibility to remove the remainder.

Rubbish should not be put out on the kerb until the day before the week of inorganic collection.

Collection dates are as follows:
Weekly refuse and recycling collection on a Monday, collection is from 1 May- 6 May.
Weekly collection on a Tuesday, collection is from 8 May – 13 May.
Weekly collection on a Wednesday, collection is from 15 May – 20 May.
Weekly collection on a Thursday, collection is from 22 May – 27 May.
Weekly collection on a Friday, collection is from 29 May – 10 June.

Council originally planned a phone-in service for the 2016/17 financial year whereby rubbish would have been collected within properties’ boundaries.
But delays have meant that Council has reverted to kerbside collection and resulted in an apology from the Council for the delay in the inorganic rubbish collection for the 2016/17 financial year.

More information can be found here.

What can be collected:
Furniture – eg chairs, tables, cabinets
Lawnmowers and bikes
Metal items from renovations – eg corrugated iron, pipes up to two-meters long
Washing machines and stoves
What can’t be collected:
Any standard bagged rubbish
Glass windows and windscreens
Garden waste
Commercial and farm waste
Bricks and broken concrete
Oil, paint and chemicals
Fibrolite or asbestos
Car bodies or car engines
Builder’s waste
Batteries and gas cylinders
Fridges and freezers

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