Tuesday rubbish and recycling collection on hold due to forecast high winds

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Tuesday rubbish and recycling collection on hold due to forecast high winds

NPDC advises that Tuesday’s residential kerbside recycling and rubbish collection is postponed until Saturday due to forecast high winds.

The wind is being driven by Cyclone Gabrielle and is due to gust up to 130km/h tomorrow morning.

“The wind is forecast to be so strong that bins will blow over and are likely to scatter rubbish everywhere. If Tuesday is your normal collection day, don’t put your bins out – we’ll run a special collection for you this Saturday instead,” says NPDC Resource Recovery Manager Kimberley Hope.

“If you live between Bell Block and Urenui, please have your bins out before 7am on Saturday. And if you spot your neighbour putting their bins out tomorrow, please let them know about the shift to Saturday.”

The postponement affects about 3,000 properties in Bell Block, Lepperton, Waitara, Tikorangi and Urenui, and some parts of Inglewood.

All changes to the NPDC recycling and rubbish service:

  • Both the Ōkato rubbish and recycling transfer station and The Junction will be closed tomorrow.
  • There will be no kerbside collection tomorrow (Tuesday).
  • The Tuesday collection is postponed until this Saturday.
  • Any missed collections today (Monday) will be collected on Wednesday. Please ring NPDC on 06-759 6060 to advise it has been missed and bring your bins in until Wednesday morning – don’t leave them at the kerb.
  • For those who are on the Wednesday collection: please put your bins out on Wednesday morning, not the evening before.

If you haven’t done so already, please download the NPDC Recycling and Rubbish app so that you can receive alerts whenever there is a disruption to the collection service.

NPDC storm preparation

Our teams are out and about checking we are as ready as we can be including:

  • Ensuring backup generators in place at several of our water and wastewaters sites are working. We also have an additional generator arranged for the Waitara transfer pump station.
  • Clearing stormwater drains and checking on trees that could be a risk.
  • Our transport teams are also on standby to clear any road closures.

Go to Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management on Facebook for more advice about being prepared and the latest weather information. 

Keep an eye on our website (npdc.govt.nz) for service information.