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Food waste trial extended

Food waste trial extended


The three-month trial of Auckland Council’s planned food waste collection in parts of the North Shore is being extended.

The 2,000 households that have been taking part since May will retain the weekly service. The service will remain largely unchanged except that Auckland Council rubbish collections in the trial areas will now be weekly, not fortnightly.

It was originally planned for the trial to end next week, but high uptake and support for the service have prompted a re-think.

“Residents on the trial are doing a great job sending their organic waste to be composted – so we’re really keen to keep that going and keep learning from the trial,” says Solid Waste Manager Ian Stupple.

“A large majority of participants have told us that they think the service is a good idea for Auckland; we believe we are on the right track.

“The more we learn, the more we can enhance the service to make it work for all Aucklanders, before we roll it out to the whole region in 2016.

“This trial is important and we are grateful to all the households that are helping us shape the future of waste services in our region.”

Trial participants will be able to keep using their kitchen caddies and kerbside bins to separate their food scraps and other organic matter, such as paper towels, tea bags and indoor cut flowers, from their usual rubbish collection. They will also receive more compostable liners.

For any queries about the trial extension, call us on 301 0101.

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