Waimate District Rubbish and Recycling Consultation Gets Underway
Waimate District Council are underway with a Rubbish and Recycling Services Consultation to give residents the opportunity to have their say on the future of rubbish and recycling services for the Waimate District.
Council’s Rubbish and Recycling Services Consultation document is being delivered to households this week and outlines three options for residents to consider along with service costs and options that residents can review and provide feedback on.
Residents can provide their feedback using the submission form included with the document or via Council’s consultation online submission form at www.waimatedc.govt.nz
Waimate District’s current rubbish and recycling service includes an 80 litre urban rubbish bin and recycling crate collected weekly, and a 240 litre rural rubbish bin collected fortnightly as well as several rural recycling drop-off stations, and a private service for organics collection.
Council wants to hear from residents about what changes and level of service are required for the district before a new rubbish and recycling service contract is awarded next year.
Waimate District Council Asset Manager Dan Mitchell says Council is focussed on reducing waste taken to landfill and to provide sustainable solutions now and in the future.
“The consultation document has a number of options to consider and it is really important that people engage with this process as the decision made will be in place for at least 15 years. Some options are an increase on the current service level, enable significant improvements on waste minimisation, and reduce exposure to increased costs in the future,”
The Rubbish and Recycling Services Consultation period is open from Thursday 23 April 2020 until 4pm Friday 22 May 2020, with submission hearings made on Wednesday 3 June.
Council will make all final decisions on Thursday 4 June 2020.