Services considered to be for public good that will be funded through rates include:
- illegal dumping enforcement
- abandoned vehicle removal and disposal
- litter collection and bin emptying
- public place recycling
- hazardous waste collection and disposal
- bylaw enforcement (costs that may not be covered by waste operator licensing fees)
- policy development and administration
- subsidisation of Hauraki Gulf Islands waste services.
Services considered to be for public good that will be funded through the government waste levy and/or Waste Minimisation Fund include:
- kerbside recycling services for schools
- a public education and behaviour change programme
- a community grants scheme
- possible part-funding of an organic waste (food waste only or food waste plus green waste) collection.