Blue collection crates have started turning up on Tauranga kerbsides this week in preparation for a new rates-funded glass collection service in October.
The bins come with an information brochure on how to use the service, and has a collection week calendar so residents will know which fortnight to put their crates out.
Collections will take place on the same day of the week as current rubbish collections, unless otherwise advised by Tauranga City Council.
The council-managed glass collection service was included in the 2018-28 Long Term Plan in response to private collection companies ceasing to accept glass at the kerbside in March this year.
Each household will be charged $26 per year for the service.
Public consultation on the proposed rates-funded glass service showed strong community support, with almost 70 per cent of respondents in favour of introducing the service.