Inorganic rubbish pick up from Aug 3

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The annual inorganic rubbish collection starts in the Tamahere-Matangi-Tauwhare area on August 3.

Remember to put your inorganic rubbish out on the kerb the day before – August 2 – and it will be collected during the week.

Keep it tidy and to the approved list.

Your pile of inorganic rubbish must be less than two metres long, no more than one metre wide and one metre high.

The following will be collected:

  • Furniture, e.g. chairs, tables, cabinets
  • Lawnmowers and bikes
  • Carpets
  • 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).

Fridges and freezers are not included in the inorganic collection due to health and safety issues; these items require degassing and cannot be put into a compactor truck.

Contact the Huntly transfer station, Te Kauwhata transfer station or Waikato Environment Centre to dispose of e-waste or whiteware responsibly.

The following are prohibited items:

  • e-waste (electronic goods, computers, TVs etc)
  • 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

Prohibited items will not be picked up and it will be the householder’s responsibility to dispose of items that are not picked up by contractors.

It’s worth noting that you risk being prosecuted for illegal dumping if items are left out on road frontages after the inorganic collection has been completed.

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