Rubbish collection a no go

Waikato District Council’s inorganic rubbish collection won’t be taking place as usual.

The collection, traditionally held this time of year, wasn’t included in the refuse and recycling targeted rate for 2018/19.

The service is inconsistent with the Government’s direction to reduce waste going to landfill, said Council’s acting general manager Service Delivery Roger MacCulloch.

“We are working with our contractors on the timing of what a revised collection looks like and when this could occur.”

Council has asked anyone who have already started putting inorganic items out on the kerb, to bring it back onto their property.

“The long-term future of the inorganic collection will be part of a solid waste review which will be started this year and will help us form the next Long Term Plan. You will be able to give your feedback on the inorganic service as part of this review later this year,” Mr MacCulloch he said.

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2 thoughts on “Rubbish collection a no go

  • April 10, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    When will the recycling centre’s become available. Is Government really doing something about it? Do people understand about reducing reusing recycling refuse? With society being of the mind set of disposable products it takes no time at all for huge amounts of rubbish being held over for next inorganic rubbish collection. People don’t want to transport their rubbish to refuse station and pay in the past it has been convenient to leave it at the front gate. A few thoughts!

    • April 11, 2019 at 8:20 am

      You are right Judy. I understand Waikato Council is not offering the service because of Government’s insistence on reducing landfill. Sadly, I also understand that there are issues with recycling – one example is the soft plastic recycling scheme seen at many supermarkets having to close down because of over supply, and overseas countries refusing to take our rubbish. It is a huge and complex issue.


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