All posts by Sarah Lancaster

December 1, 2021 / Uncategorized

Returning to Normal site & services

Great news Raglan, we are heading back to collecting 4 days a week. Āe we are all going back to normal days from Tuesday 7th December!

Kakariki zone Tuesday

Mawhero zone Wednesday

Karaka zone Thursday

Kowhai zone Friday

This also means folks don’t have to seperate out all recyclables to individual containment anymore. Everyone must continue to wash and squash however, and keep glass to its own crate.

• Mixed plastics (♻️1,2&5) Ali cans and tin cans can go in the other green crate but if you’re feeling awesome keep seperating these items out with your neighbours.

• Cardboard and paper continue to be stacked on the side.

Our site also is returning to normal hours. We will be open 7 days a week and FROM THIS THURSDAY 2nd December we are back to: 12:30-5pm weekdays, 10-5pm weekends. Last drop offs by 4:30pm. Our staff will continue to wear masks when serving customers, inside and outside and we ask customers to do the same. We continue to have hand sanitiser on site for everyone to help them selves to, and we ask folks to continue their physical distancing from others at all times.

Thanks again for all your support it’s been a real community effort to keep our whanau safe and continue to divert from landfill.

~ Kia ora Whāingaroa!

November 3, 2021 / Uncategorized

Reopening of our Site

We are glad to announce that part of our site will be opening this week: Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th from 10.00am – 5.00pm
We are open for drop offs only of: Landfill, Recycling, Greenwaste, Metal & Wood Yards and Kāhu’s Nest (Shop items)

Payments for drop offs are via EFTPOS ONLY – NO CASH
Kāhu’s Nest and our Metal/Wood yards will be CLOSED for shopping at this stage ~ sorry!

Majority of loads will need to be unloaded by yourself where possible please.

We know it can get a bit hectic on site so we will have a minimum number of cars on site at once, please be patient waiting for your turn.

There will be contact tracing on entry – with directions and instructions from our welcoming party on duty.

Please maintain your 2 metre distancing at all times, mask up, and as per usual practice patience, be kind and follow our teams guidance.

Our “click and collect” compost bag sales are continuing for Friday afternoon pick ups so place your order by emailing accounts@xtremezerowaste.org.nz and await online payment instructions.

Rural residents our pop up recycling truck will be at Te Uku Thursday 4th 10-2pm Te Mata next Thursday.

Any questions, DM us or phone the office.

Cheers Raglan! Will be great to see you.

October 29, 2021 / Uncategorized

November Collections

Kia ora Raglan! Great news –  we are going to be picking up recyclables again from the first week of November. BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP to keep our crew safe. 

We need you and your flat/whanau to sort your items separately into:

  • Brown Glass
  • Green Glass
  • Clear Glass
  • Aluminium Cans
  • Tin Cans
  • Flattened Cardboard
  • Paper inside a box or paper bag (if possible)
  • Plastics mixed (1s, 2s and 5s) – washed and squashed and lids removed please ?

Our team will NOT be sorting any recycling on the kerbside.

You can use boxes, crates, buckets, or whatever you have to separate all of these recyclables.

If your whare doesn’t have enough crates or buckets then stagger what you put out e.g. glass one week, metals the next. There’s no rush, we are continuing the collection in this way for some time.

The aim of the game (Raglan’s team of 3.5k) is for our awesome collections crew to pick up a bucket or box and toss the recyclables into the truck’s compartments without touching and hand sorting the items.

This way we can…

  • Collect from you regularly,
  • We can reduce waste to landfill,
  • Make the most of these recyclable materials as they go on to be made into new things (once they’ve been stored for a safe amount of time onsite)

If crates on your kerbside are mixed they will be left behind. 

Collections will continue on Wednesday and Friday only.

Rural Residents:  Next Thursday 4th November we are popping up a truck at Te Uku for folks to come and sort their recyclables. Te Mata and Waitetuna residents you’re welcome to come with yours too, but we will be doing a pop up at Te Mata the following week.

Thanks for your patience folks and thanks in advance for all your awesome sorting! Top trick from Matua X Man – if you don’t know your tin from your aluminuim, grab a magnet from the fridge and watch it only grab hold of tin cans.

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October 25, 2021 / Uncategorized

Return to Glass Collection

Kia ora Raglan community, we are pleased to be collecting glass this week on our reduced days Wednesday and Friday.

We will be collecting pre-paid bags, food waste, and GLASS recycling only.

Please put all glass recycling (remove all lids) out to your kerbside in solid containment. Examples of this could be buckets, chilly bins, fish bins.

Cardboard boxes are not suitable containment as they will likely get wet, soft and break this week in the rain, and are too hazardous for our team to pick up safely. Also while we are not collecting cardboard, we don’t want any litter of bags and boxes on our community roadsides.

If you put out glass mixed with other recyclables it will not be collected.

We have an awesome person in our community collecting up wine bottle lids for kids charity. Please save yours up to deliver to Angela’s letterbox at 11A Norrie Ave.

~ Kia ora!

October 3, 2021 / Uncategorized

A return to Level 3.

Kia ora Raglan, as we slip back into Alert Level 3 mode today let us remind you what our services are this week:

  • Our site is now closed to all public.
  • Kerbside collection days: Wednesday (including Tuesday zone) and Friday (including Thursday zone).
  • We are picking up Pre-paid bags + food waste only.
  • Please store your washed and squashed recyclables at home.
  • Rural recycling containers are closed again. Please continue to store recyclable containers at home.
  • Mini skips for pre-paid bags ONLY will return to specific road ends locations.

Any questions, send them on through, we are always happy to hear them and help. Please help us in return by getting our messages to your neighbours. Send links, screenshots, txting or 2m distanced chatting over the fence.

Thanks Raglan for thinking of others and supporting our collective community to safely get through this time

September 26, 2021 / Uncategorized

Normal Collections Resume.

Great news for your garages! THIS WEEK we are back collecting paper, card, glass, aluminium, tin cans AND plastics (1,2,5). Thank you so much for all your awesome washing, squashing and stockpiling at home throughout this time. We (and the planet) are thankful for your patience, and keeping these items seperate from landfill bags.

If you’d like to hear what lockdown was like from our collections team perspective, tune in to this great conversation from Runner Jahli and Driver Mike, who joined Aaron in studio on Raglan Community Radio Morning Show. “If you’re unsure just come and ask us” great advice from Jahli when they’re out on the road.

September 17, 2021 / Uncategorized

Cardboard joins Kerbside Collection.

Kia ora Raglan.

This week coming from Tuesday 21st September we will be adding CARDBOARD back into our kerbside collection services. So we will be collecting pre-paid bags, food waste, glass and cardboard.

Please flatten and stack all cardboard and paper so they can be easily collected by the team, and our streets don’t have flying litter.

If you have a big stock pile of recyclables at home still, you can bring them up to site, or wait for our continued roll out of collections over coming weeks. Our site is open from 12:30pm, final drop offs at 4:30pm.

Thanks again for your patience, and for being awesome washing and squashing, stockpiling at home through Alert levels.

September 12, 2021 / Uncategorized

Return of Recycling Collection of GLASS.

Kia ora Raglan community, we are pleased to be returning to our normal days for kerbside collection this week. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

We will be collecting pre-paid bags, food waste, and GLASS recycling only.

Please put all glass recycling (remove all lids) out to your kerbside in solid containment. Examples of this could be buckets, chilly bins, fish bins.

Cardboard boxes are not suitable containment as they will likely get wet, soft and break this week in the rain, and are too hazardous for our team to pick up safely. Also while we are not collecting cardboard, we don’t want any litter of bags and boxes on our community roadsides.

We have an awesome person in our community collecting up wine bottle lids for kids charity. Please save yours up to deliver to Angela’s letterbox at 11A Norrie Ave.

~ Kia ora!

September 6, 2021 / Uncategorized

Nau Mai Hoki Mai, Level 2!

Kia ora Whanau, we are relieved to be returning down a level to Level 2 and we look forward to seeing you back on site soon, just not all at once!

Our site re-opens from 12:30pm Wednesday 8th September. Our site hours return to normal closing at 5pm, last drop offs by 4:30pm. Please bring up your sorted loads of recycling, rubbish and reusable items for resale in the shop and yards.

Please scan in once you arrive on site.

Please wear a mask and keep your 2m social distancing at all times.

Please respect our staff’s instructions and directions of flow on site.

Please use hand sanitiser available at various locations.

Please stay home if you are feeling sick.

Kerbside Collections will return to normal days (Tuesday-Friday) from next week. Beginning with Tuesday Kākāriki zone on 14th. However we are NOT YET COLLECTING RECYCLING. We will be collecting recycling in a staggered approach over the next few weeks. Please return to our website, or facebook page for these updates and announcements for your area. In the meantime, bring your recycling up to site if you need to.

For Rural residents; our skip bins for pre-paid bags will remain out at their road end locations this week. They will be collected on Friday and as of next week, our normal collections for pre-paid bags resumes on Mondays and Fridays.

Our skip bin service is back open for landfill and greenwaste in bulk, please phone the office to book one for your place. Bulk compost, and greenwaste drop offs will be available from Wednesday 8th also.

Any questions please get in touch with our team. We thank you for your patience and understanding during the strange times of Level 3 and 4.

September 1, 2021 / Uncategorized

Week 3 and it’s Level 3

Kia ora Raglan whanau, as we have headed into Level 3 this week we wanted to let you know that there are no changes to our Level 4 services.

To reduce exposure for our team to anything hazardous we will continue to collect kerbside pre-paid bags and food waste bins on Wednesdays (for Tuesday & Wednesday zones) and on Fridays (for Thursday & Friday zones).

Thank you for continuing to stock pile your recycling at home during this time. We’ve seen folks out there making best use of their empty summer chilly bins, buckets or the classic banana box. At Xtreme we really value providing jobs over machines, and we value delivering a premium product to the recycling market too, so all our recycling is collected and sorted by hand, this is why its the most hazardous thing to collect during covid times. Thanks again for your patience, understanding and kindness for our team.

Skip bins continue to be serviced in Rural areas. These are in position to collect pre-paid bags only. Please nothing else can go in these, as we need the space for the rest of your neighbours bags too. Seafrieght containers containers continue to be closed.

Our site remains closed to the public and most of our non-collections team are staying home / working from home if they can. We are answering questions and queries on Facebook messenger, but some requests related to site services are not able to be fulfilled during this time, we thank you for understanding.

Lastly, as we can all head out for a frothy milked espresso now, keep cups are permitted. Check out the guidelines here. Best thing to do is to order online, scan in on arrival, pop down your cup onto a spot or tray provided, hold onto the lid, The barista will fill up your cup with goodness, we pay wave to pay (doesn’t need to touch either) and DONE! Happy customer, happy local business, happy environment.

Stay home and stay kind folks.