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Did you know that sixty-five per cent of your rubbish can be recycled or composted? Reduce your rubbish by recycling! Recyclable items can be taken to transfer stations or sorted and put into supermarket-sized bags and put out with your weekly rubbish collection.Find out when your rubbish is collected by using our rubbish day search or give us a call on 06-759 6060. If your rubbish day falls on a public holiday your rubbish is still collected as usual.
All recycling needs to be put in supermarket bags with the handles tied. Paper and card can be tied into bundles of supermarket size - anything bigger will not fit into the truck. Remember to ‘Wash and Squash'! Please triple rinse and squash all bottles before putting them into your bag. Chemical containers cannot be accepted.
There is no limit on the amount you can recycle each week. Just make sure it is included on the list below. We have also created a Recycle Guide for you to print off and pop on the fridge for easy reference.
Plastic bottles and jars – Grades 1 and 2 only
No glad wrap, polystyrene, yoghurt pots, plastic cutlery.Cans
Please rinse out all cans.Paper and cardboard
Paper and cardboard needs to be folded and bundled. Bundles should be no larger than a supermarket bag.No tissues, serviettes, waxed or plastic coated paper or card, e.g. tetrapak cartons.Glass (clear, green, brown and blue) bottles and jars
No heat-treated, broken or sheet glass, e.g. Arcoroc, Pyrex or window glass.For health and safety reasons, all recyclables including glass must be in supermarket bags with handles tied.
Here's what happens to our recycling.
Every year we dispose of 3.4 million tonnes of rubbish – nearly a tonne for every man, woman and child in New Zealand.