Should there be a Council-led kerbside
rubbish and recycling collection service for urban Whanganui residents? A
household waste survey was been delivered to 18,000 households in urban
Whanganui to find out what residents think.
Why can't I do the survey online?
Urban residents who receive the household waste survey in the mail will see a link in the accompanying letter. If you want to online instead of filling out the paper-based survey, type the link into your address bar.
We have not provided a shareable link. This is so that only one survey is filled out per urban household, which will provide us with the data we need.
Three options will be presented in the survey.
Option A: Status Quo
Under this proposal, the Council would provide households with a rates funded kerbside recycling collection.
Urban households would be provided with a 240 litre wheelie bin for recycling products, collected at the kerbside fortnightly as well as a 60 litre crate for glass, collected fortnightly on alternate weeks. Households would continue with their existing arrangements for disposal of their general rubbish
The Resource Recovery Centre would still be available for people to use.
Cost: This option would be paid for via a targeted rate applied to all urban households at around $100 per year, which is about $2.00 per week.Advantages
- A rate increase of $100per household per year for urban households (about $2.00 per week)
- All households in the collection area will be rated for the service whether they participate or not
- The proposed service might not suit everyone
- Does not drive the environmental user behaviours that option C does
Under this proposal the Council would provide urban households with a rates funded 80 litre wheelie bin for the weekly collection of household rubbish and a 240 litre wheelie bin for fortnightly collection of recycling products.
This would include a 60 litre crate for glass collected fortnightly on alternate weeks. The Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre would still be available for people to use.
Cost: This option would be paid for via a targeted rate applied to urban households at around $220 per year, which is about $4.20 per week.
- Easier to recycle; significantly increases the number of people recycling; meets an expectation from our community
- Maximises recycling capability and limits the amount of rubbish that can be thrown out which delivers better environmental behaviour and outcomes
- The Council will be showing leadership in our community by managing our district's rubbish sufficiently, protecting our environment and offering a high standard of living
- Aligns Whanganui kerbside services with other main metropolitan areas
- For most households it will deliver greater savings for rubbish disposal than option B.
- Should result in less 'fly tipping' as household rubbish and recycling is collected through rates
What happens next?
- A rate increase of $220 per household per year for urban households (about $4.20 per week)
- All households in the collection area will be rated for the services whether they participate or not
- The proposed services might not suit everyone
- Will result in more bins on the kerbside
Your feedback will be collated and presented to the Council for a decision on how urban recycling and waste services are delivered to be consider as part of next year's Annual Plan. For more information about the household waste survey, have a look at the frequently asked questions, below.