Only those properties that are rated for kerbside collection are
eligible for kerbside collection services, i.e. refuse bag collection
Current collection rates are set at $74.00 (including GST) per annum.
The Council no longer delivers refuse bags nor does it charge for the
bags in the rates.
Refuse Bag Collection
Only 'official' Waimakariri District Council refuse bags will be
collected. 'Official' Council refuse bags can be purchased from any of
the Council service centres and most local supermarkets in the District. Council retail price is $2.30 per bag for single bag, $11.50 for a
5-pack and $23.00 for a 10-pack. A 25-pack is $55.00. These prices are
effective from 1 July 2012. Find out the breakdown of refuse bag costs.
Please have your refuse bags on the ground at the kerbside by 7 am on your kerbside collection day.
Please do not overload your refuse bags as there is a 15 kg weight limit per bag.
Recycling wheelie bins have been provided for each property that is
rated for the kerbside collection service.
If you are leaving your earthquake-damaged property for demolition
and rebuild, you need to ensure your wheelie bin is stored securely.
Please contact the Council and advise
the date that you will be leaving your property prior to demolition, to
let us know when it is convenient for the wheelie bin to be removed. The
bins will be picked up by the Council's kerbside collection contractor
and returned once the dwelling or business has been rebuilt. There is no
cost for this service.
If you are moving out of your red-zoned
property, please contact the Council so that we can arrange to have our
contractors pick up the bin. We'll need to know your street address, the
serial number of the bin, your name and contact phone numbers, and the
date that you will be moving out or when it is convenient for the bin to
be removed. Please leave the bin out on the berm when you leave. There
will be no extra charge for this service.
Breakdown of Refuse Bag Charges
Our bag charge isn't just for the manufacturing and supply costs of
the bag itself - it also includes Council's refuse collection and
disposal costs. This picture shows how the costs are broken down:
Incorporating these costs with the bag charge makes the bags
user pays, which we hope encourages waste diversion. All of the refuse disposal and collection contract costs are now recovered through bag sales. The $74 annual rate for kerbside collection
pays for the Council’s wheelie bin recycling collection service and
most of the operational and administration costs associated with the