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Changes for some rural communites' refuse collection

28 Apr 2010

Changes for some rural communites' refuse collection

People wanting to get rid of refuse and recycling may need to get up a little earlier as operating hours in some areas of the district will change at the beginning of May.

Council's solid waste engineer Dwayne Pomana said minor changes to refuse collection methods in Ruatoria, Matawai and Te Araroa were a result of local residents and contractors wanting to change.

“There was a request from the Ruatoria kerbside collection contractor to change the collection time to align with the Waiapu Landfill operating hours.  As a result residents in Ruatoria have an extra half hour on Wednesday mornings to get household refuse and recycling out as collection starts at 8.30am on May 12,” he said.

Refuse transfer stations in Matawai and Te Araroa will also bring their operating hours forward.

“Residents at a recent community meeting in Te Araroa asked if  the local refuse transfer station could be open on Saturday mornings. It will now operate on Saturdays at 10am-12pm beginning May 15,” said Mr Pomana.

Local residents in Matawai petitioned for a change to the local refuse transfer station. As a result, beginning May 12 it will be open on Wednesdays from 12pm – 2pm.

For a full list of rural transfer station hours