You'll be pleased to know we've been given the go-ahead to re-open our Refuse and Recycling Centres under COVID-19 level 3. We've been getting lots of feedback from our communities that you're waiting, having had big clean outs in the garden and all around your properties during lockdown level 4. Please remember, we do not take paint, oil, asbestos or fish bait.
Rustybrook Rd in Wellsford will open on Wednesday 29 April, 10 am - 2 pm.
Lawrie Rd in Snells Beach will open on Thursday 30 April, 8.30 to 4 pm.
From then on the usual timetable will apply.
Don't forget - you will be charged on volume, so if you compact your loads you will pay less. Try to compress them as much as possible. And make sure you separate green waste from rubbish. Green waste is cheaper, but if it is all mixed up with rubbish we will have to charge you the higher rate.
Rubbish bags - $4
Northland Waste pre-pay bags - FREE
Car boot load - $31
SUV/SW - $51
per m3 - $65
Bag - $3
Car boot load - $21
SUV/SW - $30
per m3 - $39
Please be patient and kind to our staff when you arrive - we are expecting a big rush and our staff's highest priority is to keep you and themselves safe. Health and safety requirements will apply including only two people per vehicle on site and customers emptying their own loads. See website for further details.
As soon as there is a change of COVID-19 levels and we are permitted to take recycling or re-usuable items we'll let you know. In the meantime please use your kerbside collection for recycling. But save up any re-usable or repairable items for us when the levels change.
As the world struggles to adjust to the new reality of living with COVID-19, we recognise the importance of kindness, compassion and strength in our community during these challenging times.
Since lockdown began, I have been in a one-person bubble with my cat, but sadly he's not much of a conversationalist! I have however, taken solace in my garden and despite the drought it's never looked so good. Every day I am harvesting lots of food - it gives me so much satisfaction.
I think many other people have taken to gardening over this time judging by the rush on buying seeds and seedlings before lockdown. That can only be a good thing to make us more resilient.
With potentially only three weeks left to the end of level three, this is a great time to be looking after our soils by composting all our household food scraps and green waste. For those who are not sure how to go about it, the Compost Collective, who usually run free courses all over the Auckland region, are now doing online courses on their website. Do check it out.
We're devoted to zero waste, and have wonderful local, wastebusters like Trish Allen, who will be sharing tips on reducing waste and keeping you up to date with what is happening at our Lawrie and Rustrybrook Road sites.
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