Rubbish and recycling collection services are running as normal in some areas.
For our Tuakau community, please ensure your wheelie bin lid is closed with the yellow tag on handle so our contractors can collect safely and without damaging bins.
For our bag service, it is as normal with blue sticker for collection.
As the Covid-19 situation progresses, please be patient and understanding should any changes occur - these will be communicated to you.
To ensure the health and safety of our staff and our contractors, we are asking people to be more vigilant when it comes to putting out their waste and recycling.
This is a reminder that your crates are for glass bottles and jars, plastics with recycling symbols 1, 2 and 5, tins and cans only.
- Glass in one crate
- Tins, cans and plastics (labelled 1, 2 and 5)in the other.
- Secured and flattened cardboard/paper should go between or under a crate or in a cardboard box not in the crate.
If you only have one crate, please rotate your recycling. Glass one week and plastic, tins and cans the next week.
All items are to be washed clean (wash it like you would your dishes).
We have noticed that some recycling crates are being contaminated with other waste like dirty clothes, nappies, wipes, tissues, and food cartons. This is very concerning when considering the potential effects of the COVID-19 virus.
Please don’t be offended if your recycling is not collected - Please sort and clean more diligently next week.
Xtreme Zero Waste is closed until further notice. This means you will need to store your recyclables (glass, plastics, aluminium cans, tin, paper and cardboard) until it can be collected and processed at a later date.
Raglan kerbside collections for foodwaste and pre-paid bags only are as follows:
- Existing Tuesday and Wednesday collections will now be Wednesdays
- Existing Thursday and Friday collections will now be Fridays
Please keep all normally designated food scraps coming in. Ensure no wipes, tissues, fruit stickers, plastics or non-compostables are in your food bin.
The monthly Glen Murray recycling drop off in April will be postponed until May. We understand this is an inconvenience but it is to ensure that we are keeping you and our contractor safe. There is significant risk that a gathering of people will mean appropriate social distancing cannot be maintained.
You will need store your recyclables for this period and they are ensure washed and clean.
As it’s an essential service, we want to ensure your recycling can continue to be collected and processed, but we need to make sure our drivers and runners are safe.
Both Te Kauwhata and Huntly transfer stations are now closed to the public until further notice. This is due to it not being deemed an essential service and appropriate social distancing within the sites is difficult to maintain.
Collection of refuse and recycling from infected household:
If you or your whanau have been diagnosed with COvid19, we are asking you to retain your refuse and recycling for a week. Please ensure all recycling is washed clean. Double bag any waste before it goes to kerb. We are sorry for the inconvenience but we want to ensure the safety of our collection team