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New era for Hutt City Council waste and recycling service

New era for Hutt City Council waste and recycling service

We are very pleased to have been awarded Hutt City Council’s contracts for waste and recycling services until 2029.

An announcement was made this morning outside Council offices, in front of one of the new all-electric trucks. From 1 July next year, half the fleet will be electric and will move to become a fully electric collection service in 2024.

Chief Executive of Hutt City Council Jo Miller, Mayor Campbell Barry, Waste Management GM Lower North Island David Howie, Waste Management Regional Manager Sarah Whiteman, Director of Environment and Sustainability Helene Oram and Director of Economy and Development Kara Puketapu-Dentice.

Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry welcomed news of the contract being signed and said Council’s priority is a swift and successful rollout of the new service.

“This is a major milestone for the city and people of Lower Hutt. Finally, we will have a fully modernised rubbish collection service, something that our people strongly supported in our consultation. The new service will be cheaper for the majority of our residents and will increase access for everyone in our city to good quality waste collection.”

David Howie, Waste Management NZ’s GM Lower North Island says the team is looking forward to delivering a top quality service to all residents.

“We proudly employ over 100 people who work from our offices in Seaview and most of our collection staff live in the Hutt Valley. We’re committed to employing locals and this will deliver significant economic benefits to the wider community.

“We’re also pleased to announce that we will be paying all of our permanent staff the Living Wage.”

In addition to the new rates-funded waste and recycling service a new opt-in green waste service is planned to be offered to households for collecting gardening material. David Howie says, “We’re looking at how this will be implemented including contracting local owner-operators.”

Learn more on the Hutt City Council website HERE.