So what is going to happen?
Who gets the extended service?
When does it start?
Wheelie bin deliveries are expected to begin from 16 July 2018. This is so the contractors have time to sticker the bins, assemble them and get the information packs attached.
The collections will take place from 1 August 2018.
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What is the cost?
Where do I put my bins?
I’m a rural resident but not in these areas – what do I do with my rubbish now?
While consultation was ongoing rural residents were offered a temporary service whereby official council rubbish bags could be dropped at the Rotorua Landfill free of charge. This service was in place until 30 June 2017 but was extended to 30 June 2018.
During the rounds of consultation it was made clear that once a final decision had been made as to the extension of services the interim service would stop.
If you were using the interim service and are not in an area that will be receiving a roadside service you will need to make your own arrangements for waste disposal at a transfer station, at the landfill or using a private service. Alternatively, you can speak to Council’s waste team to see if there are other options available to you.
Are all roads in the extended areas being serviced?
No. Smart Enivronmental trucks are not able to service unsealed roads or places where there is no safe turning options. Council and Smart Environmental are committed to working with residents to see if there are alternative options in these areas.