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Waitakere Ranges, Piha, Karekare and Bethells Beach collection days

Your collection day for the new recycling service will be on a Monday

Published: Thursday 22 February 2018

Your collection day for the new recycling service will be on a Monday. Your first collection will be on Monday 11 July.

What you need to do:
•Use your new green recycling wheelie bin for collections after 1 July
•Put paper and cardboard in your recycling bin, but please no plastic bags
•Go to to tell us what you would like to do with your previous bin
•To help with remembering your first collection date, simply free text your address to 3169 and we’ll send you a text reminder the day prior to your first collection.

If you live in Piha, Karekare and Anawhata:
The collection day on your bin sticker is incorrect, please disregard it. We apologise for any confusion and inconvenience this has caused.
Your bin currently has a white sticker on the side, informing the collector what schedule you are on. We are providing new stickers to go over these, which will be replaced by the collector in July – you aren’t required to do anything.

Why are we making the change?
This area has a high number of weekend properties and occupants who typically place their council rubbish and recycling on a Sunday night or Monday morning when leaving the property. Having this sitting outside properties for an additional two days would cause an increase in animal strike (animals ripping open bags to get to the contents and spreading it across the kerb).

Having identified this issue we have worked to resolve it. Unfortunately this information came after we had printed the calendars and arranged for them to be distributed with your new, larger recycling bin.

Definition of Bethells Beach area:
For the purposes of recycling and council rubbish collections, our definition of Bethells Beach is:
Bethells Road from Te Aute Ridge Road (Numbers 147 & 148 and higher) to the beach;
Tasman View Road;
Erangi Place;
McKay Place;
Tiamana Creek Road (new road at the end of Bethells Road).

Residents not in this definition of Bethells Beach, such as those in Greater Bethells, will have their collections on a Wednesday. Their first collection will be on Wednesday 13 July.

Definition of the Piha, Karekare, and Waitakere Ranges area:
Scenic drive between the intersection with Piha road up to number 873;
Henderson Valley Road from 266 and above, and streets following on including Gum Road, Grassmere Road, Opanuku Road, Nakupa Road, Walker Road and Mountain Road;
Piha road and intersecting streets including Anawhata Road and Karaekare Road, and all streets in the Piha suburb (including Beach Valley Road, Garden Road, Glenesk road, Log Race Road, Marine Parade North and South,Pendrell Road, Rayner Road , Seaview Road, Sylvan Glade, Te Ahuahu Road.)
Brabant Road, Quinns Road in Waiatarua. La Trobe Track, Lone Kauri Road, Waikarekare Lane, Watchmans Road in Karekare.

More information on collection days can be found here