Inorganic collection still at gate


The annual inorganic refuse collection is on in Tamahere in late May.

It will again be a case of putting refuse and recyling at the kerb for a collection that will run over the week May 22 to 27.

Keep it tidy and to the approved list.
Keep it tidy and to the approved list.

Plans by the Waikato District Council for people to phone in for a collection inside their property’s boundary have faltered.

Only properties that have refuse and recycling picked up weekly are entitled to the kerbside inorganic collection.

Residents also need to make sure that their pile of inorganic rubbish is less than two metres long and no more than one metre wide. Anything over this amount will be left behind for the resident to deal with.

Rubbish and recycling should not be put out on the kerb until the day before the week of inorganic collection. Reminders of the date will go out in several forms, including here on Tamahere Forum, on Facebook, and in mailbox fliers before the event.

“We’re asking residents to be considerate by not placing rubbish out days before they should,” said General Manager Service Delivery, Tim Harty. “Council may take action if inorganics are placed on the kerb outside of approved collection times.”

Delays to the planned phone-in service have forced the council to revert to the tried and tested system of kerbside collection, Harty said.

What can be collected

  • Furniture, e.g. chairs, tables, cabinets
  • Lawnmowers and bikes
  • Televisions
  • Carpet
  • Metal items from household renovations, e.g. corrugated iron, pipes up to two metres long
  • Appliances, e.g. washing machines, stoves (excluding fridges and freezers).

What won’t be collected

  • Any standard bagged rubbish
  • Glass windows and windscreens
  • Garden waste, tree trimmings and soil
  • Commercial and farm waste
  • Bricks and broken concrete
  • Oil, paint and chemicals
  • Fibrolite or asbestos
  • Car bodies or car engines
  • Builder’s waste
  • Household renovation materials, e.g. timber
  • Batteries and gas cylinders/gas bottles
  • Wire of any description
  • Tyres
  • Fridges and freezers

More information is available online at the Waikato District Council website.

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