From 1 July 2009, the government required waste disposal facility operators to pay a waste disposal levy of $10 (+ GST) per tonne on rubbish disposed of at landfills.
The levy has been introduced as part of the government’s implementation of the Waste Minimisation Act 2008, aimed at encouraging waste minimisation and decreasing waste disposal levels in New Zealand.
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Every two years, Auckland City Council provides inorganic collections for residential properties across the isthmus and Hauraki Gulf islands.
The latest collections for each area were completed on the following dates:
- Auckland isthmus (late June 2009)
- Rakino Island (April 2009)
- Waiheke Island (early December 2008)
- Great Barrier Island (late October 2008).
Source – http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/Council/services/rubbish/inorganic.asp