Government announces new waste strategy including standard recycling and organic collection in urban areas

Government announces new waste strategy including standard recycling and organic collection in urban areas
A new waste strategy charts the path out to 2050. (Image: NZME)
Dileepa Fonseka
The government is promising urban dwellers standardised kerbside recycling by 2027 and organic collection by 2030 in a new strategy it will release on Wednesday.District and city councils will be required to provide recycling collections to all households in urban areas by 2027 and food scrap collection by 2030. However, from February 2024 onwards, district and city councils that currently provide a kerbside recycling collection service will be required to take only these materials during their collections: glass bottles and jars, paper an...

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