Can you promise to bring back the annual "inorganic collection" to West Aucklanders inclusive in the Rates we are paying?
We live in Henderson, used to like the inorganic collection where we can get rid of our unwanted household used items, BUT now we have to pay for it and the Rates we are paying has not decreased in proportion to the scrapping of this inorganic collection!
We are responsible residents who should not be punished due to the irresponsible behaviour of some 'scavengers' on the inorganic collection issue which was the excuse given by the Waitakere Council. My family will vote for the one who can lobby the Council to resume the inorganic collection, without having to pay for the extra cost.
So, can you promise to do that on behalf of the Westies? I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!
As a local board member I would support a move to bring back a free inorganic collection for residents of Henderson/ Massey.
Yes, I am in favour of bringing back inorganic collections, for the same reasons outlined by other Future West members.
Inorganic rubbish collections - Myself and Allen Davies took a notice of motion to the Massey Community Board opposing changes to the inorganic rubbish collection.
Unfortunately it was a Council decision and while we could echo the views of Massey Ward residents, the Councillors were unmoved, citing safety concerns among other things.
The collections are an eye sore, and one way of helping is to provide householders to take the rubbish to the tip free of charge once a year. The move to user pays takes away I believe an essential service and over time inorganic rubbish that was collected yearly will become a health and safety issue as it will pile up in many peoples back yards and under their houses.
I am strongly in favour of having some form of inorganic collection available in West Auckland. Although some view inorganic collection as an eyesore, it provides a valuable service for ridding households of large items that could be a health hazard such as damp mattresses and rotting furniture. These are items that are otherwise difficult to dispose of. In areas that do still have an inorganic collection, much of what is collected is sorted for recycling or reuse.