Petone, Alicetown, Hutt Central, Woburn, Epuni West
Western Hills (excluding Kelson). Includes Korokoro, Maungaraki, Normandale, Harbour View, Tirohanga and Belmont, Hebden Crescent, Liverton Road, Haywards Hill, Belmont Domain, Manor Park, Boulcott, Avalon
Naenae, Pomare, Stokes Valley, Taita
Kelson, Moores Valley Road, Wainuiomata
How do I pack my recycling bin?
To prevent items in your recycling bin blowing out with the wind, place the heaviest items on top or use a Flexinet.
For the best use of space, follow these three simple steps:
Put glass loose in the bottom of your green bin.
Bundle newspapers, cardboard and advertising mail with string, or pack them tightly so they don’t blow out
Wash, but don't squash plastic containers, aluminium cans, and steel cans.
Where can I get a new recycling bin?
You can buy a recycling bin for $15 from Council's main building at 30 Laings Road.
We also recommend using a Flexinet. They fit over the top of your bin to keep your recycling in. Flexinets cost $15 for a 55 litre bin.
Please note: Flexinets are currently out of stock. We expect to receive a new shipment at the end of April 2019.
What can I recycle?
Download our guide to recycling (PDF 860 KB) to find out what can be recycled and where to take items you no longer want.
Aluminium and tin cans
Glass bottles and jars (not broken)
Flat cardboard and paper (envelopes, magazines, junk mail, and egg cartons)
Batteries - put single use batteries (button and alkaline batteries) in your rubbish and save others for a hazardous waste collection day
Bubble wrap, chip packets, ice cream wrappers, plastic wrap/clingfilm - put in a soft plastic recycling bin at your supermarket
Cardboard in large quantities like TV or fridge packaging - take to a recycling station
Cartons - juice and milk
Ceramic including cups and plates
Clothing - use local clothing bins
Computers including parts and accessories - take to Earthlink for e-waste re-use and repair or OfficeMax TechCollect
Food scraps - try composting
Glass - including broken pieces, ceramic, frosted, Pyrex or glass from windows (take this to building recyclers)
Kitchen utensils made from plastic, metal and wood - take to Earthlink or op shops
Nappies (any kind)
Plastic toys - take to op shops if still usable
Polystyrene (cups, containers and packaging)
Wood including toys and utensils - take to op shops
Community recycling stations
Large amounts of recycling, such as bulky cardboard, can be taken to a community recycling station near you. Recycling stations usually accept the same items as our kerbside recycling, and are usually open 24 hours a day, all year round.
Reporting illegal dumping
If you see people illegally dumping rubbish, please report it to us with as much detail as possible including:
The time, date and place
What type of rubbish was dumped
Whether it was put in the bin or beside it
A description of the people and if a vehicle was involved - its registration, make, model and colour.
Damage to bins
If you see taggers or people damaging bins, call the Crimestoppers Hotline on 0800 555 111. Your name and details won't be taken down or used in any action resulting from your call.
Did you know that all recycling in New Zealand is hand sorted? Watch this video to find out about what happens at a recycling plant.