Tauranga City Council will introduce kerbside waste collections for all households, on 1 July 2021. This means weekly food scraps and fortnightly rubbish and recycling collections will be added to the existing glass recycling collection and wheelie bins will replace rubbish bags.
The last day that rubbish bags are collected will be 30 June 2021. To prepare for this, the rolls of five council rubbish bags currently purchased together will be replaced with single rubbish bags for individual purchase. This is to make it easier to purchase the right number of bags needed and avoid ending up with surplus bags that can no longer be collected from the kerbside.
The current recommended purchase price is $15.99 for a roll of five bags. The recommended purchase price for a single bag is $3.20, which is the same as it is currently. Please note that supermarkets and retail outlets set their own price, so the prices may vary.
If people do have rubbish bags remaining after 30 June 2021, they will be able to use them to dispose of household rubbish (at no additional cost) at their local transfer station. Bags will not be collected from the kerbside.
The single bags will look a little different from the current bags and they will no longer have the pink sticker. They will have bright yellow writing that will say ‘official council prepaid rubbish collection’ with the council logo, making them easier to distinguish from ordinary bags.
With any questions, please contact council on 07 577 7000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about the new kerbside waste collections at www.tauranga.govt.nz/kerbsidecollections