The extended recycling area in Te Horo and Otaki is shown by red dashed lines in the map above.
Collection zones for kerbside recycling in Te Horo and Otaki have been extended.
Licensed operators will now collect materials for recycling from the roads between Otaki Gorge Road and Settlement Road east of SH1 in Te Horo, and the loop and side roads from Waitohu Valley Road to Rahui Road via Ringawhati Road in Otaki.
Solid Waste Services Manager Glen O'Connor says that the collection zone has been extended to accommodate growth and delivers on the Council's commitment to reducing the amount of waste to landfill from the district.
"The Council has set itself a target around waste reduction and, as part of this, we regularly review collection zones to accommodate kerbside collection service needs.
Residents in the newly zoned recycling collection area who already contract one of Kapiti's four kerbside collection service providers to collect their general waste will automatically receive recycling bins or crates from their service provider at no extra cost.
Residents who don't and would like to have their items for recycling collected are encouraged to contact one of the district's licensed operators; Enviro Waste, Low Cost Bins, Lucy's Bins, or Waste Management.
Residents outside the urban collection zone can drop off their recyclables free of charge at one of the three transfer stations in the district, situated on Riverbank Road, Otaki, Park Avenue, Waikanae and Otaihanga Rd, Paraparaumu.
Councillor Jackie Elliott, who represents Kapiti on the Wellington Regional Waste Forum, says she is pleased that this service is finally being extended.
"This is good news for residents in the area who can now have their recyclables collected at their front gate."