Next year you will have the option of a separately charged (from your rates) rubbish pick-up, for which you can use your old Blue bin, or to stay with the pre-paid Orange bags. You can also opt to have Council take your old Blue bin away for you. For a full explanation and a link to the “opt out” fom, see below, or go to this LINK
Keep your bin for Council’s new paid rubbish service – coming early 2017
North Shore and Waitakere residents
Good news! Your blue bin can be re- used for Auckland Council’s rubbish bin service which starts in early 2017.
The new recycling service with bigger green recycling bins has been introduced throughout the North Shore and Waitakere, as well as in Rodney and Hibiscus Coast.
The Auckland Council has replaced its old blue recycling bins for new larger green recycling bins.
Council is planning to offer residents in the North Shore and Waitakere the opportunity to re-use their old blue recycling bin as a rubbish bin for a council operated rubbish collection service. The service will start early 2017. The council bin rubbish collection will be an easy, paid for service based on pick-up and will be separate to rates. You will be able to choose from a range of contract periods (such as a 6 or 12 month term) and payment options. There will also be a number of ways to sign up and pay for the service, including online or by visiting a service centre. Bag collections will continue.
Re-using your blue bin will ensure it is not wasted and your collections for rubbish and recycling will be on the same day.
Our service will offer good value for money and complements the existing orange bag service provided by council. We will continue to sell and pick up the council orange rubbish bags.
Further details including our competitive pricing will be available when we launch the service.
Register your details here
We encourage you to go online and register your expression of interest. By doing this you will receive updates as they become available. Please click here. Please note by registering you are not signing up for the new service.
If you don’t wish to keep the blue bin for the new rubbish bin collection service starting early 2017, please click HERE to enter your details. At this stage we will be collecting bins September/October 2016.
Please note that ownership of the old blue recycling bins remains with Auckland Council.