Food waste collection

Raglan is the first area in the Waikato district to receive a weekly food waste collection.

Starting August 2017, urban residents in Raglan will receive a free kitchen caddy, kerbside bin, and a pack of compostable bags. To save confusion the kerbside foodwaste collection days will be on the same day as kerbside recycling and pre-paid landfill bag collection.

It is estimated that 20% of waste to landfill in the Raglan community is foodwaste, and is the single largest component in pre-paid landfill bags once recycling is removed.

Xtreme Zero Waste (XZW) provides Raglan’s refuse and recycling services and currently diverts all other compostable products such as wood, paper, cardboard and greenwaste.  By establishing the additional kerbside foodwaste collection service, XZW will be diverting all compostable products from landfill.  This will mean a huge reduction in greenhouse gasses such as Methane.

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