Rural Household Waste Service Options

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The online survey has now closed.

Thank you for contributing to the survey on proposed rural waste services.

If you have any further questions or comments please email: letstalk@rotorualc.nz

Do you want rubbish and recycling collections in your community?

Council wants to be able to provide all Rotorua households, including rural and lakes areas, with access to convenient, economical and sustainable waste services.

Feedback so far has told us that rural residents would like a service but it must be a similar service as those living in the urban areas.

With help from the Rural Community Board, Smart Environmental and community focus groups, there are two proposed options:

Option 1 - Kerbside rubbish and recycling collection using wheelie bins and a crate for glass.

Smart Environmental (Waste contractor) has estimated that this will cost between $350-$450 per property per year to service. * As part of the 2018-28 Long-term Plan consultation Council will assess the way refuse services rates are charged to recoup costs across the district.

If this service was to go ahead it would be good to give feedback if you want to pay the costs as indicated or like to see the costs equalised (same for all) across the entire District for the new service (Cost equalised across rural, lakes and urban)


Option 2 - Continue with no service

No service = no extra charge to rates * This would mean current temporary collection areas, access to Landfill drop-off or bag collection points won’t be available.

Do you want rubbish and recycling collections in your community?

Council wants to be able to provide all Rotorua households, including rural and lakes areas, with access to convenient, economical and sustainable waste services.

Feedback so far has told us that rural residents would like a service but it must be a similar service as those living in the urban areas.

With help from the Rural Community Board, Smart Environmental and community focus groups, there are two proposed options:

Option 1 - Kerbside rubbish and recycling collection using wheelie bins and a crate for glass.

Smart Environmental (Waste contractor) has estimated that this will cost between $350-$450 per property per year to service. * As part of the 2018-28 Long-term Plan consultation Council will assess the way refuse services rates are charged to recoup costs across the district.

If this service was to go ahead it would be good to give feedback if you want to pay the costs as indicated or like to see the costs equalised (same for all) across the entire District for the new service (Cost equalised across rural, lakes and urban)


Option 2 - Continue with no service

No service = no extra charge to rates * This would mean current temporary collection areas, access to Landfill drop-off or bag collection points won’t be available.

Options for Rural Household Waste Service

The online survey has now closed.

Thank you for contributing to the survey on proposed rural waste services.

If you have any further questions or comments please email: letstalk@rotorualc.nz