Glass bins coming to a kerbside near you

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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.


glass bins

Posted on 19-09-2018 13:44 | By Carlos spicywiener

These bins make good seats


Posted on 10-09-2018 19:01 | By This Guy

So you’re complaining about the cost of pickup from every house but think its A-OK to waste thousands on setting up and maintaining a database of who does/doesn’t want collection? (that stuff doesn’t just magically happen for free you know) If you don’t want to use the bin then don’t BUT don’t try make it harder and more expensive for everyone else just because YOU don’t want to recycle. Also as someone has already said, you had your chance to make submissions to the Council just like everyone else did. It’s not the Council’s fault you have 0 interest in doing so.

Not Happy

Posted on 07-09-2018 16:56 | By panda

I’m just about to move into the Tauranga district, and I’m a zero waste warrier! I produce very little waste in general. I believe in Reduce, Refuse, Reuse and Repurpose. Recycling only when absolutely no other option. To have to pay for this service that I won’t even use is completely unfair. It should be user pays or opt-out. Recycling is not the answer to save the planet.

And for those

Posted on 07-09-2018 16:24 | By simple.really

that live in Whakamarama and Te Puna....still no collection!!! Glass still going in general rubbish.


Posted on 07-09-2018 16:08 | By Angel74

with Sandra77 re a choice to have a bin or not.


Posted on 07-09-2018 16:01 | By Slim Shady

Everybody had the opportunity to make submissions to the Council. Maybe spend less time on Sunlive, more time on TCC website?

What small bins they are

Posted on 07-09-2018 14:55 | By Angel74

so much so they should be emptied weekly not fortnightly, plenty of people drink wine and beer and will fill the bins quickly....... then theres the issue of the less able bodied how are they meant to get their bins down to the kerb on collection day.

Public Consultation?

Posted on 07-09-2018 14:46 | By Sandra77

How about the facts - 70% of about 3000 people that were surveyed - so 2100 people agreed with council collection - what about the other 100,000? You should have a choice to opt in and pay or opt out...but hey that’s our awesome council for you and their mighty powers!

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