A "Zero Waste Strategy" was adopted by council in 1998, which has a focus on reuse, recycling and reducing residual waste. Resource Recovery Centres (RRCs) operate in Opotiki, Te Kaha and Waihau Bay. Public space litter control covers the central business district and rural area. A weekly urban recycling and residual waste collection operates in the Opotiki township. In 2004 the Opotiki landfill was closed; Council has a role to monitor the landfill until 2035. Residual waste is compressed at the Opotiki RRC and transported to a consented landfill at Tirohia, near Paeroa. Recyclable materials are sorted, baled and transported to various purchasers outside the district. Providing solid waste services is necessary for public health and future development. Council has numerous statutory responsibilities that relate to the management of solid waste. It is the Council's responsibility to manage solid waste in an environmentally sound and sanitary manner.
Normal Resource Recovery Centres, Hours, Costs and Contact Numbers
How to Recycle in Opotiki Read about the Pathway to Zero Waste Agrecovery Rural Recycling Programme Zerowaste New Zealand