Kerbside Collective kicks off this week
The Western Bay’s fight against the landfill bulge starts this week.
From 1 July, residents whose collection day is on a Thursday can begin to put their bins out as part of Western Bay of Plenty District Council’s new kerbside rubbish and recycling collection service.
Nearly 17,500 eligible households have received new rubbish, recycling, glass and food scraps bins, 62,000 in total, ahead of this week’s first collections.
Council’s Deputy CEO and Group Manager Infrastructure Services, Gary Allis says Thursday marks an important step forward in waste minimisation for the District, making it easier for all households to participate in waste reduction, resulting in less household waste going to landfill.
The new rates-funded service is designed to increase the amount of material diverted from landfill by about 60 per cent – around 1800 tonnes a year. On average each household District-wide produces about 640kg of waste per year, 380kg of this could be recycled.
Here’s what you need to know about putting your bins out to make sure they’re collected each week.
Only Kaimai and Te Puke (part) residents are to put their bins out this Thursday, 1 July, as this is their scheduled collection day.
The following table outlines when residents are to put their bins out in the opening, and subsequent, weeks of the new service.
Thursday 1 July
Kaimai, Te Puke (part)
Friday 2 July
Te Puke (part), Maketu, Pukehina, Paengaroa, Pongakawa
Monday 5 July
Waihī Beach, Athenree, Bowentown – (to Woodlands Road but not Kauri Point Road and surrounding roads)
Tuesday 6 July
Katikati, Aongatete (from Kauri Point Road to Esdaile Road)
Wednesday 7 July
Ōmokoroa, Te Puna, Minden, Whakamarama (to Wairoa River)
If unsure of a collection day for the new service, residents can find their collection day printed on the side of their red lid rubbish bin or yellow lid recycling bin.
Residents will also find their recycling week on these bins. An information brochure and 12-month collection calendar can be found inside their blue glass crate or food scraps bin.
Alternatively, you can download the Antenno app to receive weekly reminders on which bins to put out. It’s free to download on your phone from the App Store or Google Play.
Putting your bins out
Pop your bins out on the kerb by 7am on your collection day. Please ensure the lids are closed and bins or glass crate are not over filled.
If you’re putting out your red lid rubbish bin make sure a pay-as-you-through tag is attached by looping it through the two handles.
Once your bins have been emptied we’d encourage you to put the bins back inside your property as soon as you can. That way we can continue to keep our streets clean and clear.
If bins were not emptied it either had no PAYT tag attached or it may have incorrect items in it. Use the online item search finder to learn what goes in each bin. A mobile Kerbside Coach will be checking bins to help and educate customers in this regard.
Pre-paid green bags and current bins
If your current provider hasn’t contacted you about removing their bins you might want to get in touch with them to arrange this.
There will be no green bag collections after 30 June. You can dispose of any excess pre-paid green bags full or empty, at our recycling centres during normal opening hours until the end of August.
Cost and pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) tags
The cost of the kerbside recycling services will be charged through an annual targeted rate. The full service cost is $149 and households receive mixed recycling, glass and food scraps collections. The partial service cost is $98 for recycling and glass collections, but no food scraps collection. The $3.95 pay per pick-up for general rubbish is additional.
The $3.95 per pick-up for general rubbish is a cost only charged when people attach a pre-paid pay-as-you-throw tag to their red lid rubbish bin’s two handles. This service is available each week.
Pay-as-you-throw tags can now be purchased from Council’s library and service centres and other retailers. For a full list visit www.kerbsidecollective.co.nz/payt
For more information visit www.kerbsidecollective.co.nz