Waikato Council prepare for inorganics

From November 1, Waikato Council will be collecting inorganic refuse such as unwanted furniture, lawnmowers, carpet, televisions or appliances from households in the Waikato district that have a blackbag kerbside refuse and recycling collection.
While Meremere, Huntly and Glen Murray are some of areas that have been selected for this collection, Tuakau, Onewhero, Pokeno and Port Waikato won’t miss out either; however residents will need to deliver and pay for the items to be disposed of at the allocated areas.
The Tuakau inorganic refuse day will be held on Saturday, November 28, from 8.30am – 12pm at the Tuakau Sale Yards.
The cost of the inorganic is $15 per trailer load.
General Manager Service Delivery, Tim Harty, says communities need to make themselves aware of the collection dates for their area and most importantly when to put their inorganic refuse on the kerbside.
“It is important to make sure your pile of inorganic items is less than two metres long by one metre wide, and are placed on the kerbside on your specified day, not before. Placing items out too early creates an eyesore, leads to scavenging and general untidiness.” “In recent years during this collection we have experienced an increase in illegal dumping of inorganic waste as households use it as an opportunity to dump unwanted items. This is extremely unfair on the communities who pay for this service,” Mr Harty explains.
It is important that anyone from outside the district pay for their own waste disposal and not force this cost on our ratepayers. We’re asking the community to report any suspected illegal dumping to us so that action can be taken. If you do see anything suspicious please call 0800 492 452.”
Residents with inorganic queries, can contact Metrowaste on 0800 130 908.

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