Ashburton District Council is seeking feedback from Fairton and Chertsey residents on the possibility of extending the existing rubbish and recycling collection service to their communities.
Council's Assets Manager Andrew Guthrie says extending Council's rubbish and recycling collection service area now will mean Fairton and Chertsey will not have to wait another two years to become part of the new wheelie bin service Council is going to introduce in July 2017.
"We hope people will take the time to let us know whether or not they want the kerbside collection service to be introduced in their communities," says Mr Guthrie.
If a rubbish and recycling collection service is supported by Fairton and Chertsey residents, plans for the service would be included in Council's 2015-2025 Long Term Plan (LTP) process, with a start date of 1 July 2015.
During the LTP process, Fairton and Chertsey residents would be able to submit their full comments and ideas about the introduction of a collection service in their community. If it was introduced, both communities would be part of Council's wider move to a wheelie bin service planned for 2017.
In keeping with Council's current rubbish and recycling collection service, household rubbish would need to be placed in an official Ashburton District Council prepaid black bag. It would be collected weekly and there would be no limit to the number of official bags residents could have collected.
Similarly, recyclable material would need to be placed in an official Ashburton District Council green recycling crate and would also be collected on a weekly basis. A 45L crate would be provided to each property.
The cost of the recycling service is to be funded from rates through a uniform, district-wide rate on properties able to use the service. This is currently estimated to be around $75.00 for the 2015/16 year.
The easiest way for residents to have their say is to complete their survey online at ashburtondc.govt.nz.
Residents have until Wednesday 17 December to get their survey in to Council.
Click here to complete the survey