Whakatāne District Council

Community Organisation

Whakatāne District Council
14 Commerce Street
Whakatane 3120
10 days ago

Solid Waste management - Rubbish and Recycling during COVID-19 Lockdown

The Team from Whakatāne District Council

🗑️ A reminder that normal kerbside refuse and greenwaste services will continue. Council ask that residents:

1️⃣ Please don't park in front of bins

2️⃣ Please don't position bins behind parked cars.

3️⃣ Please space the bins at least 30cm apart so the arm can reach … View more
🗑️ A reminder that normal kerbside refuse and greenwaste services will continue. Council ask that residents:

1️⃣ Please don't park in front of bins

2️⃣ Please don't position bins behind parked cars.

3️⃣ Please space the bins at least 30cm apart so the arm can reach them.

4️⃣ IMPORTANT: drivers are not allowed to handle bins or any waste. If they can't get to it, they won't pick it up.

♻️ Kerbside recycling will not be collected because recycling sorting plants are closing. Residents have the choice:

1️⃣ Keep recycling at home and deliver it to the refuse transfer station when it re-opens,

2️⃣ Put their yellow-lidded bin out for collection. Yellow-lidded bin contents will be taken to landfill if left out for collection.

3️⃣ Please note: Yellow lid bins should only be put out on the normal recycling collection days.

🍾 During this time Council are not emptying glass crates, you can:


1️⃣ Stock-pile glass

2️⃣ Put it in your general waste or yellow-lidded bins which will both be taken to landfill.

🙋 Residents with no kerbside services can take bagged household waste to bins provided at the transfer station gates. Note: no large items, greenwaste or loose rubbish will be accepted. Please respect this.

ℹ️ For a full list of available Council services at this time see the link below

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12 days ago

COVID-19 Response: Update on Council Services

The Team from Whakatāne District Council

#IMPORTANT #README #WHAKATANE

Please see the below link for very important information on Council services going forward including:

☎️- Contacting the council

🤝- Council and Community meetings
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#IMPORTANT #README #WHAKATANE

Please see the below link for very important information on Council services going forward including:

☎️- Contacting the council

🤝- Council and Community meetings

💧- Three Waters Services

🚻- Public Amenities

⚰️- Cemetery and crematorium

🗑️- Solid Waste management - Rubbish and Recycling

✈️- Airport

🛥️ - Boat ramps

⛺ - Campgrounds and Freedom Camping sites

🚨 - Emergency Management

🗣️ - Communications

👷 - Building Inspections

🥡 - Food Safety

🐕 - Animal Control Services

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23 days ago

Iwi and Council successfully attract funding for major Whakatāne Regeneration projects

The Team from Whakatāne District Council

Minister Shane Jones announced today that a contribution of more than $36 million will be made towards three significant projects with wide-reaching benefits for the Whakatāne District.

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52 days ago

Sewage overflow triggers temporary health warning

The Team from Whakatāne District Council

⚠️Sewage overflow triggers temporary health warning

A sewage overflow in the vicinity of Seaview Road has caused contamination of the Wairere Stream, which flows into the Whakatāne River at Quay Street.

Whakatāne District Council contractors have contained the overflow and are working to … View more
⚠️Sewage overflow triggers temporary health warning

A sewage overflow in the vicinity of Seaview Road has caused contamination of the Wairere Stream, which flows into the Whakatāne River at Quay Street.

Whakatāne District Council contractors have contained the overflow and are working to address the cause. Council staff are working with the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa and Toi Te Ora Public Health to ensure the appropriate measures are in place to notify the public of the potential health risks. Signs have also been erected at relevant locations advising of the temporary health warning.

A temporary health warning has been issued for recreational water contact, and the gathering and consumption of fish and shellfish for the Wairere Stream, and the Whakatāne River from the Landing Road bridge to the Whakatāne River entrance. Water quality testing will be carried out in the coming days and the community will be advised when the public health warning is lifted.

Whakatāne District Council apologises for this sewage overflow and its impacts on both the river environment, and those who are directly affected by this.

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54 days ago

Conserve water now to avoid hose and sprinkler bans later

The Team from Whakatāne District Council

Water restriction status signs are being erected at key locations in Whakatāne and Ōhope to highlight the need to conserve water until the current period of dry weather ends.

The prolonged hot, dry weather has resulted in Whakatane using a lot more water than usual. While we’re not running out… View more
Water restriction status signs are being erected at key locations in Whakatāne and Ōhope to highlight the need to conserve water until the current period of dry weather ends.

The prolonged hot, dry weather has resulted in Whakatane using a lot more water than usual. While we’re not running out of water, our current water use means sometimes water is emptying from our reservoirs faster than our pumps can refill them.

In recent years, voluntary water use reductions have helped ensure that reservoir storage for the Whakatāne and Ōhope water supply schemes is maintained at a safe level, allowing formal restrictions on hose and sprinkler use to be avoided.

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