Hamilton's Waste Review

Closed 30 Nov 2016

Opened 17 Oct 2016



This consultation has closed. 

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We’re proposing the biggest change in our city’s rubbish and recycling collection for more than 15 years, and we want you to have your say.

At the moment our weekly kerbside rubbish and recycling collection is up to two black bags per household, with a paper and card collection and a recycling crate for tins, glass and some plastics.

We’ve had this service since 2001, but changing to the proposed service would let us recycle a lot more and reduce our landfill waste.

We’re seeking your views on a kerbside collection of: 

  • a large wheeled bin for recyclables (tins, cans, and all plastics except film and polystyrene)
  • a medium wheeled bin for rubbish (the same volume as two black bags)
  • using the existing recycling crate just for glass
  • a weekly food waste collection (food waste makes up over a third of all our black bag waste to landfill)
  • whether the recycling and glass collection should be weekly or fortnightly

A Council Hearing will take place February 2017, for those who indicate on the submission form that they wish to speak in support of their submission.


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What happens next

After we have received feedback on the proposal, Hearings will be held February 2017. After that, a report will go to Council which includes all the information on proposals for our rubbish and recycling collection, including feedback from the community.  Council will then decide on a service for the city.