New rubbish bins for Tauranga

The Tauranga City Council is rolling out new rubbish and recycling bins.

That means from July 1 there will be no more black bag rubbish collections.

It will reduce the amount of rubbish going to the landfill, and help you to recycle.

And best of all, the standard service is free to you.

However, we need you to make the sure the new bins are used correctly if you choose to use them.

Here’s how it will work. You’ll soon be delivered four bins.

Food scraps bin: All food scraps, raw or cooked, including fruit and vegetables, meat, dairy, bread, bones and fish, eggshells and coffee grinds.

Recycling bin: Clean paper, flattened cardboard, plastics 1 & 2 (e.g. milk and soft drink bottles) – as well as food and drink cans (tin, aluminium and steel). Bottles and containers need to be rinsed and without lids. Plastics 3-7 will not be accepted.

Glass recycling crate: Glass bottles and jars only, rinsed and without lids. No broken glass, light bulbs or fluorescent tubes, cookware or drinking glass.

 Rubbish bin: This bin is for rubbish that goes straight into landfill, because it can’t go in the food scraps, recycling or glass recycling bins. Excludes garden waste, hot ashes, medical waste, building material, large household items, chemicals and hazardous items. Note: your rubbish bin will be collected once a fortnight.

This replaces the current rubbish bag system.

If you already have a private bin collection, you can choose to keep doing that.

But if you choose the new bins, and currently use a private waste collection company, you may need to contact them to cancel the service and ask them to remove their bins from your property. That needs to happen before the new council kerbside collections start on 1 July 2021.

You will receive a collection calendar when your new bins are delivered that will let you know when to put each of the bins out. Please don’t fill the new bins until they’re due to be collected on 1 July.

There’s a lot more information under “Rubbish and Recycling” on the council website. There are also public meetings. You can find out where and when they are by calling 07 577 7000.

The new service won’t start until 1 July so you have plenty of time to get in touch if you have any questions. Below is a map showing when and where the new bins will be delivered.

If you have any questions, please call your Tenancy Manager on 0800 862 769.

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