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Proposed collection service timeline

The proposed rates-funded kerbside collection service timeline

December 2017– March 2018

Council included a proposal for a rates-funded kerbside rubbish and recycling collection to begin in 2021 in the Draft Long Term Plan 2018-2028. Council also included an interim rates-funded glass recycling kerbside collection service to begin in 2018 – in response to the public outcry over the decision made by private waste collection companies to stop collecting glass recycling from the kerbside.

March – April 2018

Feedback received from the community was largely in favour of rolling out the rates-funded kerbside rubbish and recycling collection in 2021, as well as the interim rates-funded kerbside glass recycling kerbside collection service in 2018.

June 2018

Council decided to include the rates-funded kerbside collection services in Tauranga City’s final Long Term Plan 2018-2028.

October 2018

The glass recycling kerbside collection service was introduced to residential households in Tauranga City.

November – December 2019

Council seek feedback from the community on the proposed rates-funded kerbside collections.

December 2019 – March 2020

Council work with Western Bay of Plenty District Council to jointly seek proposals from the private waste companies on delivering the kerbside collections.

June 2020

Council will consider the feedback received from the community alongside the proposals received from the private waste companies to decide what final rates-funded kerbside collections will be rolled out to residential households within Tauranga City. This will include the final details on the service such as the cost, collection types, size of wheelie bins and collection frequencies.


The rates-funded kerbside collections for residential households are expected to begin in 2021.

Last Reviewed: 05/03/2020


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