Scenery Car House

Hot Topics

COVID-19 Council Services

Our services at Alert Level 2.

Service Request Online

Do you have a Council related problem that requires attention?

Kerbside Collections

Week 2 begins Monday 25 October 2021. Collections will be 1 day later this week due to Labour Day.

Three Waters Reform

Government’s proposed changes

We Need To Talk

See the topics we're consulting on...

Tirohia Landfill Resource Consent

View information about this application.

New mining proposals

OceanaGold presents proposal to extend mining life in Waihi to 2037 and beyond

20/09/2021 12:46pm

The cost of rubbish disposal is on the rise. Because of this, the price of rubbish bags will increase from $3.00 to $3:65. Charges at the Paeroa and Waihi refuse transfer stations are also increasing.

The changes are effective from Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Last year, we absorbed some of the annual waste disposal increases and kept the changes as low as possible, given the financial pressures on our communities due to Covd-19. This year Covid-19 is still creating uncertain times and we know the financial pressure hasn’t changed.

However, if we don’t meet some of the increases now, the cost of service will be unsustainable in the future.

Kerbside audit reveals way to reduce reliance on yellow bags

Yellow rubbish bags are a user pays cost and not covered by rates. The good news is a recent audit of kerbside rubbish in the district revealed that with some simple changes, we can all reduce our reliance on the bags - the audit showed 63% of what goes into the yellow rubbish bags could be diverted from landfill by composting and recycling.

From refusing single use plastics to composting - rethinking what we buy and how we dispose of it is the key to reducing the amount of rubbish we throw away.

One thing that must go in your yellow bags though - your used disposable face masks 

Just a reminder that face masks are a potential health risk for those sorting recycling, so they must go in your yellow rubbish bag.

Have your say about what happens here 

If you have ideas about how our district can minimise and manage waste, we want to know! Join our conversation at No Time to Waste.

NO time to Waste truck