Council Refunds Some With Inorganic Collections

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From Auckland Council:

Council to refund inorganic collection charge to some households

Auckland Council will provide a refund of $22.77 to 230,000 households that will not receive its inorganics collection service within the current 2015-16 financial year (ending 30 June 2016).

The new service, which replaces kerb-side collection, will be available across the Auckland region during 2016.

Commenting on the refund, Chief Operating office Dean Kimpton said:

“Ratepayers were charged $22.77 this financial year to cover the cost of this new service, as part of the Waste Management Targeted Rate.

“Given that some collection dates don’t begin until after 1 July 2016 with the start of the 2016-17 financial year, we felt that on balance it was fair to refund those households that won’t receive the service in the earlier part of the year.

“This new service is a big step forward in our programme to cut back on the amount of waste Auckland creates, and expands access to inorganic collections to almost all parts of the region.”

The refund will be credited through fourth quarter rates notices, after the Finance and Performance Committee formalises the remission at its meeting on Thursday 25 February.

Details about the new inorganic collection service are available here.

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Don’t forget to check out how the new inorganic collection service works as the collected now come onto your property to collect the stuff.

 

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One thought on “Council Refunds Some With Inorganic Collections

  1. “This new service is a big step forward in our programme to cut back on the amount of waste Auckland creates, and expands access to inorganic collections to almost all parts of the region.”
    Really at a loss to understand just exactly how the amount of waste will actually be cut back. All it means is that Council will cut back on how much it collects (officially). The rising population will generate even more waste and the trend of illegal dumping increases will continue. Just because council cuts back on collections doesn’t mean inorganic waste will reduce, it will just get put elsewhere.

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