Why doesn't the Council provide a 3-bin kerbside service

Multiple bins were not offered by the Council after the LTP consultation process in April 2015 after strong opposition to the proposed service meant the Council chose to keep with the status quo. But that’s changing.

The Council’s Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP) was reviewed last year, and when we put the WMMP out for consultation the “Your Choice” kerbside service was strongly supported.  This service then went into the Long Term Plan for consultation earlier this year, and there was even stronger support for it.

People will still be able to keep using WDC-branded rubbish bags, but we’ll be offering an alternative rubbish bin and an organics bin collection service from 1 July 2019.