Household waste under the microscope
The Kāpiti Coast District Council is conducting a survey to gain a better understanding of what types of household waste people are putting in their rubbish bags and wheelie bins for collection each week.
From Monday 11 to Friday 15 September Waste Not Consulting will be collecting samples of solid waste from rubbish bins and wheelie bins put out for collection by the district’s residents.
Solid waste dropped off at the Ōtaki and Otaihanga transfer stations will also be surveyed during the same week.
Solid Waste Manager Glen O’Connor says ensuring the effective management of solid waste in the district is one of the Council’s core tasks.
“To do this effectively we need to have a good handle on what types of waste our residents are disposing of in bags, wheelie bins and at the transfer stations.
“The information gathered will help inform Council recycling initiatives and education programmes to help reduce household waste,” said Mr O’Connor.
Bags and wheelie bins selected for sampling will be chosen at random and the survey will be completely anonymous.