Garbage and Recycling 

The 2015 SWS Calendar has been distributed in this week's issue of the Wellington Advertiser (November 28).  Please check your copy of the Advertiser to make sure you get yours. 

2015 SWS Calendar Cover

 

The focus of this year's calendar is on being "GREEN". Each month highlights one of the many activities the County and SWS is involved in to protect and enhance the natural environment.  

 

It also includes information on holiday changes, diversion programmes including blue box recycling, rural curbside collection schedules, waste facility hours and locations, and more.  We hope you enjoy it.

 The 2014 SWS Calendar will continue to be available on our website through to the end of the year. 


Solid Waste Services (SWS) is one of two divisions of the Engineering Services Department and is also one of the County's green operations. Staff provides programmes to collect, divert or dispose of garbage and recyclables for County residents.  Activities involve the following:

 Operations

  • overseeing curbside collection contract
  • organizing event days
  • offering customer service at all waste facilities
  • providing waste facility collection and diversion opportunities
  • ensuring safe and environmentally sound management of landfill operations and closed landfill sites
  • monitoring site long-term environmental performance

Administration

  • assessing budgets and financial issues
  • conducting research and policy development
  • developing waste management and diversion strategies     
  • creating tenders and contracts
  • collecting and reporting data
  • directing promotion and education

All staff apply the SWS Green Strategy and our Core "Green Principles" in daily operations.

SWS Green Strategy

  • to include "Green Principles" in all areas of waste management decisions and actions
  • to promote the success and accomplishments of these initiatives

Red Trillium from SWS siteCore "Green Principles"

  • to protect and enhance the natural environment
  • to reduce the carbon footprint of any operation
  • to practice a "Life Cycle" approach