Posted by Steve Ling
Matthew – thanks for your follow up re the issues with our community recycling facility over the Christmas period.
We have a bigger issue now to be addressed which we need community help with.
If you see the email below from Trish Barnett at Waste Management.
It appears to me that waste management simply do not want to be involved in glass recycling and have now, in my opinion put a cost on board that essentially prices themselves out of the market.
For our situation, we have five glass recycling bins so if we kept the status quo out weekly charge from waste management for look like this:
Transport per bin = $60.00 x 5 = $300
Disposal (recycling) per bin = $60.00 x 5 = $300
Our bins are emptied 3 times per week $600 x 3 – $1800 plus GST = $2070.00 per week
This is simply unacceptable and is very upsetting.
Waste management would be far better to link in with WBOPDC and phase out as councils bin collection service is phasing in.
I note Countdown Bethlehem have now removed their bins, as will Challenge Omokoroa.
We cannot obviously sustain such an amount per week as a community donation.
If our bins go, all that will happen is the majority of glass will go into landfill which nowadays is also unacceptable.
Gary/Todd – I am not sure what if anything you are able to do to assist here?
We need to come up with a community strategy that makes sense on how best to get a bridging gap into Omokoroa until such time as the councils bin service starts.
Any feedback welcome
Email for Waste Management:
Happy New Year.
Further to the letter I sent out in December, regarding the community glass bins, I’m just following up with regard to options going forward.
As you are aware, this service cannot continue in it’s present form – subsequently a charge of $60.00 transport and $60.00 disposal per bin (plus GST), is proposed from the 1st of February 2019 to cover transport & recycling costs.
Obviously this is a significant change to the current system and we all need to decide whether to continue with this service or remove the bins completely.
I would appreciate if you could review your current set up and come back to me with your decision. Happy to discuss – please contact me if you have any further questions relating to this.
Waste Management NZ Ltd,
54 Portside Drive, Mt Maunganui
PO Box 678, Tauranga 3140
M: 0277 428 161 T: +64 7 577 9440 Extn 7211 Direct: 07 547 4015 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Ed. If you use Waste Management for your recycling you might want to vote with your feet when renewal time comes)