Hamilton's new rubbish and recycling service

Black rubbish bags are on borrowed time. Hamilton is wheeling out an exciting new rubbish and recycling service from 31 August 2020.

Launching on 31 August 2020, the new kerbside service will introduce a food scraps bin and two separate wheelie bins for collecting rubbish and recycling. The existing recycling crates will be used for glass only.

From 3 June 2020 Hamilton City Council will deliver recycling, rubbish and food scraps bins to all residential properties in the collection area in a staggered drop-off, suburb by suburb. Leaflets will be delivered with the bins (inside the food scraps bin). More detailed information booklets and collection calendars will be sent out soon.

Under the new system, food scraps will be collected weekly, and rubbish, recycling and glass fortnightly. The new kerbside service will reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill and help to keep our streets cleaner.

Please keep using your black bags and crates until the new kerbside service starts on 31 August 2020.

You can download the translated residents information book in हिंदी繁體中文 and 简体中文. We are currently working on getting a Te Reo Maaori version available too – this should be available shortly.

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Timeline of the new rubbish and recycling service

Community consultation



Public hearings



Request for tender



Business case approved



Bin delivery



New service rollout