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Changes to Rubbish and Recycling Kerbside Collection

Every home in the current Council urban rubbish and recycling collection zone will receive a wheelie bin for general rubbish and container(s) for recycling. The proposed start dates for these changes are May 1, 2020 for recycling containers and July 1, 2020 for wheelie bins.

Costs
Rubbish
Recycling
Bin use

What is changing?

Every home in the current Council urban rubbish and recycling collection zone will receive a wheelie bin for general rubbish and container(s) for recycling.

Rural residents will continue with the usual options for disposing their rubbish and recycling through the use of private contractors, transfer stations and recycling drop-off facilities.

It was confirmed by Council in September 2018 through the Waste Management and Minimisation Plan process, which included a public consultation process.

The proposed collection start dates for the council-provided wheelie bin and recycling bins are:

  • Recycling containers May 1, 2020
  • Wheelie bins July 1, 2020

Costs

Through the Waste Management and Minimisation Plan it was estimated that a weekly-collected 120L wheelie bin for rubbish from urban households would cost $113 per year per household, and a weekly recycling collection would cost $59 per year.

The exact costs will be confirmed once the suppliers and contract details are finalised.

The rubbish and recycling service will continue to be funded as it is now, through a rates payment charged to all addresses that have access to the collections. Currently the recycling is fully covered by the rate, while the rubbish collection is partly covered by the rates and the purchase of the official rubbish bags. Under the new system rates payments will cover the full cost of the rubbish collection service.

You need to speak to your landlord about this.

Rubbish

There will be no need for the orange bags as every home will have a Council-supplied 120L wheelie bin. Bags will be able to be disposed of for free at the Henderson Road Refuse Transfer Station.

The wheelie bin will be 120L. Council wants to ensure that all residents can dispose of their general rubbish. We want to stress that 120L is a maximum, not a target, and the aim is to avoid filling it as much as possible.

Council will monitor the rubbish collection volumes and is investigating whether it is possible to run a scheme for those who only put their bin out once a fortnight.

No, 120L will be the maximum size for every household. This size was determined by a recent survey of household rubbish and recycling in Hastings. If recycling is done correctly then all waste should fit in 120L.

If you have more rubbish, you can hire an extra bin from a private waste collection company.

No, however you are encouraged to get in touch with local private green waste collection services.

Decisions on private collection services are up to the individual residents. As some residents have a green waste collection service, they may wish to continue this with their private provider.  The Council-provided bins are for general waste only; no green waste will be allowed. 

Yes you will.  It is not possible to opt out of the Council service.

All properties within the collection zones that are rated for the rubbish and recycling kerbside collection service will be delivered a bin.  There is no opting out of the service.

Recycling

These details will be confirmed once suppliers and contract details are finalised.

Bin Use & Maintenance

These details will be confirmed once suppliers and contract details are finalised.

Council is working through the options for residents in this situation. Details will be confirmed once suppliers and contract details are finalised.

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