Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


New public recycling bins for lakeside reserves

Media Release

23 September 2016


New public recycling bins for lakeside reserves

Rotorua’s first public recycling bins were installed today at the lakefront.

The new bins will replace the rubbish-only bins in Rotorua’s lake reserves and inner city areas. Each bin has a general rubbish section as well as sections for recycling glass and plastic, paper and cardboard.

The wooden slat bins are a unique design which feature te reo Māori signage to indicate the types of waste - karāhe (glass), hangarua (recycling) and para (rubbish).

Rotorua Lakes Council Transport and Waste Solutions Director Stravros Michael says the bins will complement new kerbside collection services which will increase recycling in Rotorua.

“The changes to waste collection services in Rotorua are part of council’s new Waste Management Strategy that aims to reduce waste entering the landfill, increase recycling, cut costs and improve waste management services.,” he says.

“The new public recycling bins are colour coded to match the bins being delivered to homes. We want the public to easily identify where the different types of waste go to reduce contamination.”

The new bins unveiled today at the lakefront are part of a public bin replacement programme being undertaken by council’s new waste collection contractor Smart Environmental.

In addition to public recycling bins, Smart Environmental’s custom designed wheelie bin arrangements for general rubbish will replace the blue drums in sports fields and residential reserves around the district.

The designs allow the waste contractors to interchange bin sizes during peak summer periods to deal with extra waste.

The bins will be installed in two stages over a two year period with 24 public recycling bins expected to be installed at lakeside reserves by the end of November.

Rotorua Primary School students - Right to left - Rongo, Ariana, Alita, Niniurangi, Heiringatahi, Shania, Rewa

To help mark the installation of the first public recycling bins, at the lakefront, Rotorua Primary School’s Room 7 and 10 joined Rotorua Lakes Council and Smart Environmental in a small ceremony which included cutting a ribbon.

The students were able to spend some time learning about recycling and had a first-hand look at how the new waste trucks will empty their wheelie bins at home.

For more information about the new rubbish and recycling services visit rotorualakescouncil.nz/rubbish or contact a customer advisor on 0800 020 001.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Erebus Memorial In Parnell

Social media can be a wonderful tool for bringing people together in a common cause. It can also be a seedbed and spreader of mis-information on a community-wide scale. To which category do the protests against the siting of an Erebus memorial (to the 257 New Zealanders who died in that tragedy) in a secluded corner of a Parnell park happen to belong? IMO, it is clearly the latter, and the reasons for thinking so are explained below... More>>


Agriculture: Government To Phase Out Live Exports By Sea

The Government has announced that the export of livestock by sea will cease following a transition period of up to two years, said Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor. “At the heart of our decision is upholding New Zealand’s reputation for high ... More>>


Norman Gemmell: New Zealand’s New Housing Policy Is Really Just A New Tax Package — And It’s A Shambles

Norman Gemmell , Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington Economists like to talk about “optimal policy instruments” — essentially, policies that achieve their objectives more effectively or efficiently than the alternatives, and ... More>>

Climate Change: Emissions Report Shows Urgent Action Needed

Every part of Government will need to take urgent action to bring down emissions, the Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw said today in response to the recent rise in New Zealand’s greenhouse emissions. The latest annual inventory of New ... More>>


Claire Breen: ACC’s Policy Of Not Covering Birth Injuries Is One More Sign The System Is Overdue For Reform

Claire Breen , University of Waikato Recent media coverage of women not being able to get treatment for birth injuries highlights yet another example of gender bias in healthcare in New Zealand. More>>

Police: Police Accept Findings Of IPCA Report Into Photographs Taken At Checkpoint

Police accept the findings of a report by the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) relating to photographs taken at a checkpoint in Northland. On November 16, 2019, Police set up a checkpoint down the road from a fight night event in Ruakaka ... More>>


Health: Drug-Testing Law To Be Made Permanent

Interim legislation that is already proving to keep people safer from drugs will be made permanent, Health Minister Andrew Little says. More>>




InfoPages News Channels