New kerbside collection starts in New Plymouth

New Plymouth District Council Website - 23 September 2019

Get your food scraps ready – the new kerbside bin collection service starts this Monday!

This week is the last time that the NPDC red plastic bags will be picked up at the kerbside. From Monday 30 September, it’s all about the landfill bins, food scraps bins, recycling bins and blue glass crates.

The collection day for your property remains the same. To find out which bins to put out each week, check the calendar that was delivered with your new bins. 

In addition, we’ll update the Rubbish Day Search webpage and the NPDC Recycling and Rubbish App this Friday afternoon (27 September). The app has an option for sending you an alert each week about which bins to put out.

The new collection service is part of $20 million NPDC is investing over a decade to achieve Zero Waste 2040. In addition, we’ll be cutting down CO2 emissions by using six new EnviroWaste electric trucks – the largest municipal electric truck fleet for waste and food scraps collection in Australasia.

The food scraps bin will help us redirect food waste from the landfill, and instead turn it into useful compost. Currently, food waste makes up 40% of rubbish bags’ volume.

Households should keep using their red plastic bags until this Friday. After that, please take leftover unused bags to the Civic Centre in New Plymouth or your local library for reuse by community groups or recycling. 

Below: One of the New Plymouth waste collection fully electric trucks

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