Wheelie bins on the way
Waipa District Council is entering into a new kerbside recycling contract, which will provide two purpose-built wheelie bins for each household: a 140-litre bin for glass and a 240-litre bin for all other recyclable items. Wheelie bins will service both rural and urban households in the Waipā district from July 2019.
Frequently asked questions
1. Why is Waipā changing the way it collects recycling?
2. What are the key changes?
3. How many wheelie bins do I get?
4. How often will my recycling be collected?
5. Will all plastics continue to be collected?
6. Who pays for the kerbside collection?
7. Who will pay for the wheelie bins?
8. Will there be wheelie bins for both urban and rural areas?
9. What about commercial/industrial premises?
10. How would a service for businesses be funded?
11. Will there be an alternative for people who cannot use wheelie bins?
12. How will people get this assistance?
13. Where will the recycling sorting centre be built?
14. Will it create any jobs?
15. Could I drop my own recycling directly to the sorting centre?
16. Under the new contract, will any of Waipā’s recycling go to landfill?
17. Will Council continue to run a waste minimisation programme?
18. When will more information about the new recycling service be available?
19. When will collection days be?
20. What will people do with their old recycling crate?
21. Can I purchase an additional glass wheelie bin?
22. Will I be able to get a small wheelie bin for my plastic and tins (rather than the large one?)
23. Can I have a wheelie bin for my rubbish too?
24. Will food waste be collected?