The results of Ashburton District Council's rubbish and recycling survey indicate that residents and business owners are interested in a change when it comes to the way refuse is collected in the district.
Of the three options presented in the survey, 46.5% of respondents preferred option three – a three bin wheelie system with an organics collection and a separate crate for glass.
Andrew Guthrie, Asset Manager says the results of the survey will now be considered by Council and will help it decide which direction it wants to look at further for the future of the district's rubbish and recycling collection service.
"Once Council has evaluated all available information, it will then decide on a preferred option and carry out a full consultation with the community on that option in August this year," says Mr Guthrie.
"We are pleased with the number of survey responses we received (1925) and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took part in the initial stage of our consultation process."
Mr Guthrie says Council will be encouraging people to also take part in the full public consultation happening in August.
"This is the stage when people can put forward their full comments and ideas," he says.