The Kāpiti Coast District Council (KCDC) says it’s only cutting one major service as part of its planning review– and
The Council says: “For this Long-term Plan, we have maintained our levels of service to the community, such as swimming pool opening hours and frequency of roadside mowing, with only one specific change – the removal of the recycling facility at the Waikanae greenwaste and recycling site on Park Avenue.
“Council needs to make changes where services are not equitable and where funds could be better spent elsewhere.”
Greenwaste site staying…for now
However, says the Council, it was able to confirm a one-year agreement with Composting New Zealand that will see the greenwaste facility retained at no cost to ratepayers. But the recycling will end.
“The recycling facility costs Council approximately $123,000 per annum to resource, manage and maintain. Composting New Zealand are not interested in running the recycling part of the facility,” says the KCDC.
Otaihanga ‘a short distance away’
“Council feels this money could be better used in providing other services, facilities and projects in the district as kerbside recycling collection services are available to most and the Otaihanga transfer station is only a short distance away.
“Council remains committed to waste minimisation and to offset the closure of the recycling facility in Waikanae, Council has committed an additional $150,000 to fund further climate change initiatives across the district.”