Council has moved to a more efficient four crate system for recycling, and a 45L wheeled bin for residual refuse. The service has switched to two recyclables collected per week. Paper and tin one week and glass and plastic the next. Full information on how the new system works, including conditions of service, is included with the crates and bin and is also available on our Urban Collection page.
Residents can start using the new crates and bin now
The new service started Tuesday 2 July 2019.
If residents have their new recycling crates and refuse bin they can start using them now.
Residents can also continue to use any left over black council refuse bags. They can also use them to take waste to the Opotiki Resource Recovery Centre at no charge.
Our contractor has now finished deliveries
Why it's important you care for your new crates and bin
Once you have signed for the new crates and bin, you are responsible for them.
You'll need to make sure your recycling and refuse is put out correctly using the right crates (according to what is being collected that week) and the bin, otherwise it won't be collected.
We're sure you don't want to have to pay for replacement crates and bins, so we advise you to look after them. You may want to write or paint your address on them – you could use some form of permanent marker or white paint etc.
The crates and bin are allocated to the property, so if you move to a new house you need to leave them behind.
Do not remove the number on your crates and bin
For information on how the system works please see our Urban Collection page.
How to get more information or help with the system