Rubbish and recycling for businesses
Rotorua Lakes Council offers an equivalent waste collection service for commercial properties. Commercial Equivalent Collection is the same as that provided to residential households and commercial properties which elect to use this service will receive the following bins for their rubbish and recycling needs:
- 140 litre red-lid wheelie bin for household rubbish (collected from the kerbside weekly)
- 240 litre yellow-lid wheelie bin for recycling paper / plastics / tin (collected from the kerbside fortnightly)
- 45 litre blue crate for recycling clear/brown/green glass (collected from the kerbside fortnightly)
The same vehicles and systems that collect residential recycling and waste collect from commercial properties, so that commercial operators can benefit from the reduced collections' cost.
Please note that this service cannot be started mid-year or charged on a pro rata basis. Commercial operators that do not elect to use the commercial kerbside collection service will pay the availability charge. The availability charge is half of the waste levy and contributes to common waste collection services such as public litter bins.