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Waste Management NZ has been awarded the 10 year contract to provide our district with the kerbside collection of recycling and rubbish, transport services and the processing of the mixed recycling from kerbside collections. This new contract will also implement a food waste collection.

Robust tender evaluation process

Waste Management NZ was selected following a robust procurement and tender evaluation process.

“This is a hugely significant contract for our district,” says Mayor, Toby Adams. “Due to the complexity and size of the contract we have followed an extremely thorough process.  Tenders we received from companies interested in providing our solid waste services were very carefully scrutinised and evaluated.”

“Waste and recycling, disposal and reduction in our district is important to Council and our community. The contract for HDC was built around the community’s feedback last year on their aspirations for waste management and minimisation in our District. We are looking forward to working with Waste Management to provide these services to our community and I would like to extend our congratulations to them on being successful in their tender.”

Sustainable, user-friendly, people focused approach

The team at Waste Management is delighted and looking forward to working closely with the three councils to deliver outstanding waste and recovery services to all residents, says Waste Management General Manager for the Lower North Island David Howie. 

 “Our aim is to provide services that are sustainable, user-friendly and people focused. We will give the people of eastern Waikato world-class waste services they can be proud of.”

Current services will continue till 31 August 2023

Smart Environmental will continue to provide our existing solid waste services until 31 August 2023.

Mayor Toby extended his thanks to Smart for the services they have provided to our community. 

“I also want to acknowledge and thank Smart Environmental for the good work they have done over the last nine years in delivering our current services. It has been a challenging time with many changes to the waste and recycling industry over that period and they’ve done a good job.”

Start date for new contract 1 September 2023

We will continue to provide the community with regular updates on the new services and changes as we work towards the start date of 1 September 2023.

Current kerbside rubbish and recycling collection schedule and Rubbish Disposal site hours.

Queen's Memorial Day - 26 September 2022

There will be no change to your kerbside collection day following the public holiday on the 26 September to commemorate the passing of Queen Elizabeth ll.

However, our Rubbish Disposal sites (Refuse Transfer Stations) will be closed on Monday 26 September.

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