New wheelie bins delivered from 1 August

Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Ashburton District Council is introducing a new wheelie bin collection service on 1 September 2017, with bins being delivered to properties in the collection area from 1 August. 

The new collection service includes a 240 litre yellow recycling wheelie bin; a 45 litre green recycling crate for glass bottles and jars; and an 80 litre red wheelie bin for rubbish.

It will replace the current bag and recycling crate system operating in Ashburton, Chertsey, Methven, Mt Somers, Mayfield and Hinds, as well as the bag system in Rakaia. It is also being introduced to some properties who haven’t previously received Council kerbside collection services, including Lake Hood, Fairton and Winslow.

Council Waste Recovery Manager Craig Goodwin says the new service is focussed on helping the community reduce the amount of waste it sends to landfill.

“The new kerbside collection service is part of Council’s vision for ‘zero waste,’ which we’ve been working towards since 2011. The community has made good progress on improving its waste practices, and the new service will further support this effort by providing a greater recycling capacity.”

Although the new bins will be delivered early next month, they are not to be used until the new collection starts on 1 September. Residents who already receive Council kerbside collection services may already have a green crate, and they are encouraged to keep this for the new service. From the 1 September, the crate will be used to recycle clean glass bottles and jars, and all other recycling that is currently put in the crate will go in the yellow recycling wheelie bin.

When bins are delivered in August, residents will receive a handbook detailing how to use them and when they will be collected. To check if your property is in the collection zone for the new service or for more information on the wheelie bins, visit the Council website.

Page reviewed: 25 Jul 2017 3:33pm