7 things you need to know
Here's seven things that you need to know about the new bin service for west Auckland starting from 2 October 2017:
1. You don’t need to buy rubbish bags
Rubbish can be placed directly in the bin. Sales of Auckland Council orange bags will stop on 2 October.
2. Your rubbish collection days stay the same
Put your bin on your kerb by 7am on your usual collection day.
3. Put your old blue bin back into action as your rubbish bin
If your old bin is broken or you need a new one, you can request a bin.
4. Tags are on sale at supermarket checkouts
Pre-paid tags cost for $3.80 per bin tag for a standard bin. You can buy them at your supermarket checkout, dairies and petrol stations. Tags for larger bins will cost $5.50, but these bins are not available until 2018.
5. Attach the tag to the left handle
On the back of the tag the instructions explain how to place the tag around the bin handle. Each time you put your bin out, attach a tag to the left hand bin handle so our collectors can see them.
6. Tags are secure
Tags include security cut outs and a space to write your address. This means that someone who takes a tag off someone else’s bin won’t be able to use it for themselves.
7. Get ready to roll! Bin collections start from 2 October
Each time you want us to collect your bin, put a tag on your bin and put it on the kerb on your usual collection day.
Orange council bags will continue to be collected in urban areas until March 2018 so anyone with a stock of bags can use them up.