Pathway to Zero Waste
Council adopts zero waste
Since its adoption of 'zero waste' in November 1999 the Opotiki District Council has come a long way, not only in its residual waste reduction but also in a change of attitude by the public, Councillors and staff alike.
Waste reduction has been achieved by:
- RRC charging
- A recycling programme at the Opotiki, Te Kaha and Waihau Bay RRCs
- Education process
- Mulching of greenwaste
- Implementation of a kerbside recycling collection service.
This last initiative has an incentive to "sort" through the use of a 45 wheeled refuse bin and four recycling crates - one each for glass, plastic, tin and paper. Only two types of recycling get collected each week and only one refuse bin each emptied each week per household.