We have signed new waste collection contracts that encourage greater diversion of materials from landfill and are more cost effective over the longer term.
While costs savings will be made in the future, the new refuse collection contracts increase costs in the former Auckland City and Manukau City areas until the new pay-as-you-throw refuse service is introduced in 2021/2022.
What we are proposing
We are proposing an increase in the standard refuse (120 litre bin) rate from $129.93 to $144.16 (including GST) and the large refuse (240 litre bin) rate from $191.00 to $211.91 (including GST) in the former Auckland City and Manukau City areas.
What happens if we don't increase these charges
If we don’t increase these charges, we will need to increase general rates by a further 0.2 per cent or raise the base waste management charge by $7.
These options will see either general ratepayers, or all those who receive a waste service across the region, paying part of the costs for providing refuse services in the former Auckland City and Manukau City areas.
Learn more about this proposal
You can read more about the proposed changes on pages 6 to 9 of the
Supporting Information document.