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|Recommendations for standardisation of kerbside collections in Aotearoa||1.71 MB|
Domestic kerbside collections in Aotearoa New Zealand vary significantly across the country. Adjacent local authorities often collect different materials in kerbside recycling collections, use different types of collection bins, and provide different types of residual rubbish collections, using different funding mechanisms (rates funded, user pays). Some local authorities provide organic waste collections, others don’t. These inconsistencies lead to confusion among the public, incentivise waste to landfill, and can increase contamination in recycling.
This report was commission by the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) to provide recommendations to the Minister on opportunities to standardise domestic kerbside collections to increase consistency, reduce confusion for householders, improve material quality and reduce residual rubbish to landfill.