Inorganic collection on its way

Keep it tidy and to the approved list.

The annual inorganic refuse collection is on in Tamahere from May 22 to 27.

It will again be a case of putting refuse and recyling at the kerb the day before the week of the collection – Sunday, May 21.

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

Residents 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.

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.

Plans by the Waikato District Council for people to phone in for a collection inside their property’s boundary have faltered, forcing the council to revert to the tried and tested system of kerbside collection again this year.

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2 thoughts on “Inorganic collection on its way

  • May 16, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Jut a worry that we have not enough road frontage to leave things our for three houses and have enough room as well for ordinary refuse on Thursdays.. I don’t think we allowed to put collection on empty neighbours section??? We could?
    Judy Chandler
    21 Newell Road

    • May 16, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      Judy, you can call free phone 0800 INORGANIC (0800 466-742-642) and check what to do in your situation.


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