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Transfer Stations, Landfill and Recycling at Alert Level 3 - Step 1

29 Oct 2021, 8:52 AM

TRANSFER STATIONS, LANDFILL AND RECYCLING AT ALERT LEVEL 3 – STEP 1

Previously under Alert Level 3, we have been unable to provide a recycling service due to the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) - which accepts Waitomo District’s recycling – being closed under Level 3 and 4.

Due to a change in service levels at the MRF, we can now reinstate a recycling service in our district.

Kerbside recycling collection services will resume with the normal kerbside collection NEXT WEEK  - Tuesday 2 November for Piopio, Mokau/Awakino, and the Waitomo ward and Village, and Friday 5 November for Te Kuiti Township.

Recycling will NOT be picked up with kerbside collection in Te Kuiti township today.

Kerbside bagged refuse collection will also continue for Maniaiti/Benneydale residents next Thursday.

We understand many households will have a large amount of recycling stored away, but please do not put out overloaded bins as they will not be collected. We would appreciate if you spread recycling over a few collections.

Alternatively, a staged opening of our transfer stations will commence on Saturday 30 October 2021 over limited hours. This will allow those who are not serviced by Council's kerbside collection to dispose of their household rubbish and clear their backlog of recycling.

PLEASE NOTE: This service will only be for WDC Blue rubbish bags and clean recycling.

Please make note of the time schedule below:

Saturday – 30 October 2021

Te Kuiti – open 9am to 1pm Recycling and blue bags only

Piopio – open 9am to 1pm Recycling and blue bags only

 

Sunday – 31 October 2021

Te Kuiti – open 9am to 1pm

Piopio – Closed

Awakino – open 12noon to 2pm Recycling and blue bags only

Kinohaku – open 12noon to 2pm Recycling and blue bags only

Maniaiti/Benneydale – open 12noon to 2pm Recycling and blue bags only

Marokopa – open 12noon to 2pm - Recycling and blue bags only

 

Monday – 1 November 2021

Piopio – open 9am to 12noon Recycling and blue bags only

 

Wednesday – 3 November 2021

Te Kuiti – open 9am to 1pm Recycling and blue bags only

Benneydale – 12noon to 2pm Recycling and blue bags only

 

Thursday – 4 November 2021

Te Kuiti – open 9am to 1pm Recycling and blue bags only

 

Friday – 5 November 2021

Te Kuiti – open 9am to 1pm Recycling and blue bags only

 

The above timetable will be reviewed and updated each Friday while we remain in COVID Alert Level 3 – Step 1.

PLEASE be aware of changes in opening hours, not all sites will be open as normal

  • All recyclables are to be rinsed and cleaned.
  • Our service will be cashless and contactless
  • Do not turn up with black bags, you will be turned away
  • All visitors will be required to scan QR codes/or complete a manual entry form
  • All visitors must wear masks
  • Access to sites will be controlled, so please be patient
  • Please continue to be kind to each other and follow instructions from our site staff