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Waste Workshop Looks At Organic Options

Auckland City has taken a major new step in its strategy to reduce waste by half - by targeting domestic organic waste, the main culprit in the city’s mounting rubbish problems.

Council and the organic waste industry are working together on options for a regular collection system of organic waste from Auckland households.

The City Works Committee chairperson, Councillor Doug Astley, says a collaborative approach is vital to finding a solution.

The Council’s organic waste working party held a successful workshop at Mt Roskill’s Fickling Centre involving about 50 people - industry representatives, including consultants, organic waste processors and garden bag collectors, and councillors and staff from Auckland City and other local authorities.

Cr Astley says a wide range of options was discussed. The working party will now investigate these and a report will be presented to the works committee meeting in May.

“Council is aiming to have a regular organic waste collection introduced from July next year. We need a viable system and one that complements the new policy of replacing the 240-litre mobile garbage – or green wheelie – bins, for general refuse, with 120-litre bins by the same time in 2001.

“Because there are large quantities of organic waste dumped in the bins at present, we want a system in place that will offer a good alternative.”

Cr Astley says he is delighted with the organic waste industry’s response to the workshop.

“We attracted a cross-section of small operators and big players in the industry and it was a valuable forum for discussing all the key issues around the various options.

“The industry supports our policy of waste reduction. They know it’s not only going to be good for their business, but good for the city as well.”

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