Putting the weekly rubbish bag on the kerb will soon cost a little more as the cost of getting rid of waste increases.
Hauraki District Council will increase the price of its pre-paid yellow household refuse bags and rubbish disposal charges to its Refuse Transfer Stations from 20 May 2019.
A user-pays system
Council engineering group manager Adrian de Laborde said because it was a user-pays system, landfill charges and the cost of yellow refuse bags needed to go up to cover the increasing cost to council to get rid of waste.
“Fees and charges related to getting rid of rubbish in the Hauraki District haven’t changed for five years,” he said.
“In that time, there have been significant changes in the industry overall, including rising costs in maintenance, operation, disposal fees and carbon tax/Emissions Trading Scheme charges.”
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
Hauraki district Mayor John Tregidga said the three Rs – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, were even more important now as the cost of getting rid of rubbish continued to rise.
“We hope the changes will encourage our people to reduce the amount of rubbish they create, which is better for our environment,” he said.
“Reducing the amount of rubbish we create at home will conserve natural resources, landfill space and energy, and save land and money that communities must use to dispose of waste in landfills.”
Changes in brief
From 20 May 2019, Yellow rubbish bags for kerbside collection will cost $2.80, and Refuse Transfer Station charges for rubbish are listed below:
Schedule of charges from 20 May 2019
Disposal Of Rubbish and Green Waste
|Vehicle/ User Type||Maximum quantity of refuse
|Single Bag||Kleensac size (limited to 7kg)||$4.00||$2.70|
|Pre-purchased yellow HDC rubbish bag||Rubbish bag||No charge||No charge|
|Car Boot||0.2m3 loose||$12.60||$8.00|
|Station Wagon||0.4m3 loose||$25.00||$16.00|
|Small Ute/Trailer||1m3 loose||$63.00||$40.00|
|Large Ute/Trailer||2m3 loose||$125.00||$80.00|
|Truck or Bulk Load (weighed
on certified weighbridge)
|High volume/ low weight
(i.e. non-recyclable packaging
such as polystyrene)
Disposal of Other Waste
|Tyres||Please note: Tyres must be whole. Cut tyres will not be accepted as general waste.|
|Car tyres||$13.50 each|
|4WD tyres||$18.00 each|
|Truck tyres||$27.00 each|
|Tractor tyres||$56.00 each|
|LPG bottles||A fee is charged for recycling||$6.50|
|Car Bodies||Clean condition with seat and tyres removed, petrol tank pierced and all other fluids removed||no charge|
|Car bodies other than described as above||$50.00|
|Recycling||Glass, oil, paper, cardboard, aluminium, plastic soft drink and milk bottles, scrap metal and car batteries||no charge|
Supply of Wheelie Bins
|Procurement, Storage & assembly||Charge
|Hinge Pins||Per Unit||$0.40|
|80L body||Per Unit||$60.40|
|80L lid||Per Unit||$15.60|
|240L body||Per Unit||$70.60|
|240L lid||Per Unit||$15.60|
|60L glass crate||Per Unit||$15.00|
View the current charges for: