Orange is the new black

Auckland Council will no longer be issuing rubbish bag stickers to Franklin residents as they roll out the new regional orange rubbish bag that will cost people less.
The new pre-paid regional bag replaces stickers and will move Auckland a step closer to offering a more consistent and more convenient rubbish service, at a lower price.
“We’re bringing Franklin in line with these other parts of the region by introducing pre-paid rubbish bags instead of stickers and the time is right as we launch a single colour, design and price for bags for everyone.
We’re not announcing the price yet but it will be competitive, which is even better news for our customers,” says Waste Solutions Manager Ian Stupple.
“With bags on supermarket shelves in all of these areas and at outlets in Auckland’s CBD, it is easier than ever for cus- Orange is the new black tomers to use our service.”
People will have a choice of two sizes – 40L and 60L – and either single bags or packs of five to suit their households’ needs.
Supermarkets will stock the new orange bag instead of stickers from November, but residents with old stock should not be worried, as council will still pick up the stickered bags for several more months as people use up their supplies.
The new orange bag features a new design to show how it is ‘the bag that gives back’. Any surplus from bag sales helps to fund other waste and environmental services in local communities.
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