Kerbside Rubbish Changes - Hastings District
As part of our joint (with Napier) Waste Management and Minimisation Plan we received over 6,500 submissions which told us clearly that we need to reduce the waste we send to landfill.
We currently send over 90,000 tonnes of waste to Omarunui Landfill each year. Around a third of this comes from our kerbside collections. A survey of our solid waste in 2019 showed that over 60% of our rubbish bin content could instead be composted or recycled.
We look forward to working with our community to help empower residents to cut down on what they put in their rubbish bins. We are asking you to make landfill your last choice.
An important part of this will be removing green waste from our rubbish bins and getting it composted. We are working with local providers to help residents understand the alternative options already available to them.
Moving forward we’ll be looking at how we can provide an incentive and reward residents who only generate small volumes of waste. This could be in the way of a rebate or some form of pay per lift.
We do understand that one solution may not fit everyone and these changes could provide challenges for some people. In the run-up to the new service we will be out and about with the new trucks. We look forward to speaking to as many people as possible in person and answering your questions about the new service and how you can make landfill your last choice.
Service roll out
Who is getting a Council-supplied wheelie bin and recycling crates?
Is there a limit on how many bins and crates are supplied to each property?
When will collection of the new containers start?
- Collection of the Council-supplied recycling containers starts from May 1, 2020.
- Collection of the Council-supplied wheelie bins starts from July 1, 2020.
How will Council be distributing the new wheelie bins and recycling crates?Council will begin delivering recycling crates to residences from mid-March, and wheelie bins from mid-May.
Can I opt out of the service?
This service cannot be opted out of.
How will I know when delivery is due for my area?
Will I have the same collection day?
Will I get a discount if I don’t use the services weekly?
What size wheelie bin is it?
What will be allowed in the Council rubbish wheelie bins?
- Garden waste
- Hot ashes
- Hazardous waste
- Medical waste
Why won’t you be accepting green waste in the wheelie bins?
Will Council be providing green waste bins?
Will Council be providing bins for food waste?
What if I do not need my wheelie bin collected every week?
I have a private wheelie bin provider; what shall I do?
What if I don’t want a wheelie bin?
Will the official orange bags still be collected?
FROM HDC WEBSITE, FAQ ON KERBSIDE RUBBISH AND RECYCLING - FOR FULL FAQ'S CLICK HERE