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Recycling Information

Normal drop off recycling ( small cardboard, paper, plastic bottles and plastics (1, 2 & 5), cans and glass will be accepted if it is clean). Check the bottom of your plastics to find the number.

Only plastic bottles and plastics numbered 1, 2 and 5 are now acceptable for recycling in New Zealand.

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  • Red crate - for glass only
  • Black/Blue crate - for plastic bottles and plastics (1,2,5) and cans. Recyclables must be clean and lids/tops removed (for rubbish)
  • Teal crate - for paper & small cardboard volumes. Please collapse down as much as possible

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Only plastic bottles and plastic numbered 1, 2 and 5 are acceptable for recycling.

Cardboard Boxes

  • Larger cardboard boxes and cardboard box volumes can be taken to the recycling drop-off centre (DOC) at any time and disposed of for free.

Rural Recycling Trailers

We have rural recycling trailers that operate in our rural townships each week. See schedule below for the days they will be at each location from 8am to 4pm every week.

Please note, the Rural Recycling Trailers don't operate on Good Friday, Anzac Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Sometimes the service may be disrupted due to unforeseen circumstances - severe weather events or unplanned road closures for example. We will let people know via our Facebook page and this website as soon as we can. 



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