Overview and Introduction
Westland District Council is responsible for providing services for waste collection and disposal, as well as waste minimisation, education and recycling initiatives. Waste disposal and recycling facilities are being progressively developed or upgraded across the District.
A strategic approach is being taken to the long-term management of the District’s waste. Council’s waste management activities are guided by the Westland District Council Solid Waste Management Plan which is currently under review.
Towards Zero Waste is a strategy that aims to redesign the way that resources and materials are used in our communities. The ultimate goal of Zero Waste to landfill is to create a closed loop materials economy, where products are made to be reused, repaired and recycled - an economy that minimises and ultimately eliminates waste.
Zero Waste (businesses and communities to achieve over 90% diversion of waste from landfills).
Westland District is working with neighbouring authorities, West Coast Regional, Grey District and Buller District Councils to ensure efficiency and consistency between the local authorities to best manage waste in our relatively isolated, low populated region.
In Hokitika, Ross and Kumara a kerbside collection is available to collect recycling on a fortnightly basis. Council issues 26 refuse bags to each ratepayer in the collection areas. Only "official" Westland District Council refuse bags will be collected. Additional "official" refuse bags can be purchased from the Council office, the supermarket, and the Hokiitka , Ross and Kumara Transfer Stations.
The current collection rates are set at:
|$225.10||Refuse Collection Charge - Hokitika Residential (includes glass)|
|$213.94||Refuse Collection Charge - Rural|
Hokitika Transfer Station
Contractors sowing new grass over the old Hokitika Refuse Site.
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