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    Just moved into my Waikanae Beach rental. What do I do with my rubbish? I'm very confused as the kapiti govt site seems to imply I can just put my rubbish out on the kerbside Monday's but I don't have a wheelie bin.

    Then there seems to be another service that gives me a wheelie bin but is $140 for 6 month service which seems excessive. Help?

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    With you on this one. Varies from place to place, but where I am then the rubish day is Wednesday and there's a choice of how to get it collected. I can buy bin bags from the supermarket that are 'prepaid' for the council. Or I can get stickers to put on normal bin bags. Or, I can contract to one of several private companies that come and collect wheelie bins (that are supplied as part of the contract). For me then I pay $200 per 6 months for a general rubbish bin collected weekly, a recycling every 2 weeks and compost weekly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan74 View Post
    With you on this one. Varies from place to place, but where I am then the rubish day is Wednesday and there's a choice of how to get it collected. I can buy bin bags from the supermarket that are 'prepaid' for the council. Or I can get stickers to put on normal bin bags. Or, I can contract to one of several private companies that come and collect wheelie bins (that are supplied as part of the contract). For me then I pay $200 per 6 months for a general rubbish bin collected weekly, a recycling every 2 weeks and compost weekly.

    Ah thanks much, sheds some light on the council rubbish collection. Is there a limit on how many bags of council rubbish bags you can put out? We've only just moved in and have quite a bit of rubbish as we just bought a bunch of housewares.

    How much do the council bags usually cost?

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    Sorry, we're on the contract option so I don't know the cost of the bags. When we moved in I just kept some of the non organic stuff in the garage until the next week.

    I also did a couple of trips to the recycling centre with cardboard (free).

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    Here is no limit on the number of official DCC rubbish bags you can put on the kerb. The prices differ whether you buy just one bag or a number and also for the different sizes.

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    It might be different in your area but in Warkworth (north of AKL) I buy rubbish bags at New World for about $2.50 per bag. Only one size available there - smaller than the big large black bags you can buy in the U.S. but they still hold quite a lot. It's a logical system because you only pay when you're producing rubbish. I have rubbish pickup at my Arizona house - which I'm paying for even though I'm gone for six weeks.

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    Here in Rotorua the council delivers 12 bags every quarter and you have to pay for extra. We seem to be stockpiling as we only put one bag out a month. We can recycle most things and we have a compost for fruit,veg, coffee etc. Then there's the cat as a vacuum!

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    Here in Franklin we buy stickers for $2 to put on black bags. If you put your sticker on I guess they'll collect as many bags as you put out. We are frugal with bin bags though, one every 3 weeks . We take all our plastics, glass and tins to the free recycling centre. We live rural, but those in town have a different system of wheelie bins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ally Bally Bee View Post
    Then there's the cat as a vacuum!

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    In Welly we can pay for bags (about $2.20-$2.50 per bag if I remember correctly) to place kerbside or you can go to the tip/dump whenever you want and take a car load for $6. As we don't live too far from the tip, we often just save up rubbish and take it in a car load. Either that or we piggy back on our landlord when he takes a trailer load

    Recycling gets picked up weekly but on a fortnightly rotation (glass one week, other recycling the next).

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