An update from Xtreme Zero Waste at Level 4

Level four lockdown has meant time to rest and rejuvenate for most of us, however not for the team at Xtreme Zero Waste that is still working hard throughout. Unfortunately, waste does not stop accumulating, so the team have been out on collection runs in full PPE to ensure yours gets collected.

Many measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of the team and the public, such as the run being reduced to two days a week to limit the team’s exposure time. Only food waste and pre-paid bags are being collected as these items are not hand sorted by the team. 

The Collections team of drivers and runners are our essential service heroes. They’ve put up their hand to be part of the COVID crew and contributed ideas on how best run things in these challenging times. The Xtreme team would like to thank the Raglan community for being understanding and patient grateful for Xtreme’s continued service and changes through this time. All updates are on their website and social pages @xtremezerowaste

To help out the team, please wash, squash and hold onto your recycling. Please don’t be tempted to put everything into prepaid bags as we are still a community working towards zero waste. Instead, enjoy grazing on the leftovers, and keep all recyclable containers for a later date! When the Xtreme Zero Waste site reopens, it would be fantastic if all additional recycling could be brought up to the site. The influx will be full-on once levels lift, so please help the team get through the initial flood of recycling where you can. 

What you need to know:

Collections will be at two days per week until level two is announced:

If your usual collection day is Tuesday or Wednesday, your collection is now on Wednesday.

If your regular collection day is Thursday or Friday, your collection is now Friday

Rural recycling drop of containers are closed; please do not leave your recycling at these spots.

Rural pre-paid bags can be deposited into mini skips placed at Te Uku sea freight container (behind Te Uku store), Waitetuna School, Maungatawhiti Road end, Te Mata Road end and Okete Road end. 

Skips are only for prepaid bags; please do not waste into these as the room is needed for everyone.

Leilani Goodall