Wheelie bin rollout – green bag process
Released: Wednesday 2 June, 1.20pm
Due to the wheelie bin rollout being delayed by nine weeks, Council will provide urban residents two packs of Council green bags (ie, ten bags) free of charge.
On average residents currently place less than one full green bag per property per week on the kerb for Council collection. Therefore, ten green bags will cover the nine week delay for most residents.
Bags used during June are to be purchased as normal through retail outlets or Council.
The ten green bags (specifically for the period 1 July to 6 September, not before) can be collected free of charge from the Tokoroa Office, Tokoroa Library, Putāruru Office, Tokoroa Library and Tīrau i-SITE during normal opening hours from Monday 14 June. Council will also provide a collection service from the Arapuni Hall between midday and 2pm on Wednesday 16, Wed 23 and Wed 30 June 2021.
We know that some residents put out more than one bag of rubbish each week. Council will provide a further five bags (one additional pack) free of charge (again specifically for the delayed period not before) from its offices in Tokoroa, Putāruru and Tīrau i-site, from Monday 2 August.
Residents will need to bring identification (eg, drivers licence, bank card, community services card) with them in order to pick up the free bags and supply the address that they are picking up for, so Council can keep a record of who has collected the free bags and which property they are associated with.
Any resident who requires more than the 15 bags over the nine week period, can purchase additional bags from one of the Council offices.
“In order to support our community’s ongoing waste minimisation journey, a Council Officer can visit you and your family on request to provide some additional tips and guidance on how to increase recycling and minimise rubbish at the household level,” said Ted Anderson, Council’s Assets Group Manager.
For more on wheelie bins please visit our dedicated page - www.thewastecollectionproject.co.nz.
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