Auckland Council has confirmed that kerbside rubbish, recycling and food scraps collections will continue as usual during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Bins and bags should be placed kerbside by 7am on your normal collection day. Council says that as more people park on the road, householders should ensure their bin is visible and is not blocked by vehicles. The collectors need to be able to access the bin using the automated technology as much as possible to reduce unnecessary contact.
Rubbish bags and pay-as-you-throw bin tags are still available from most supermarkets for areas that have this service. If you do not have access to a tag, call 09 301 0101 to make arrangements.
Anyone with a food scraps bin should avoid placing tissues in them. These, and other hygiene products, should be bagged and placed in rubbish bins.
Council is recommending householders wipe down their bin handles and wash their hands afterwards.
If you are on a property without a bin, you can request one by calling 09 301 0101, but no bin removals, exchanges or repairs can be done at this time.