Inorganic rubbish collection soon


This year’s inorganic rubbish collection will begin in Tamahere on Monday, November 16.

That means getting a pile of inorganic items of no more than two metres long by one metre wide at the roadside on Sunday, November 15.

Items that can be put out include unwanted furniture, lawnmowers, carpet, televisions or household appliances.

The Waikato District Council appealed for residents to be considerate and not place rubbish out days before they should. It makes the place look very untidy and invites scavengers.

The collection will run for a week, until Saturday, November 21.

The council said it might take action if inorganics were placed on the kerb outside of approved collection times.

The council General Manager Service Delivery, Tim Harty, said that in recent years there had been an increase in illegal dumping of inorganic waste as some households used it as a way to dump unwanted items.

“This is extremely unfair on the communities who pay for this service,” he said.

“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 anyone sees anything suspicious they should please call 0800 492 452.”

Residents with queries specific to the inorganic collection should contact Metrowaste on 0800 130 908.

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