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Changes to our Kerbside recycling

Thanks to our Kaitiakitanga group who are raising awareness of the new changes to kerbside recycling which came into effect from 1 February 2024.

Here are the new recycling guidelines for domestic collection.

Items accepted in your kerbside recycling bin from 1 February 2024 are:

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Paper and cardboard (Remove bubble wrap, polystyrene or plastic packaging from cardboard boxes – but tape and labels can remain)
  • Plastic bottles, trays, and containers (grades 1, 2 and 5 only).  Empty and rinse all recyclables and place them loose in your roadside recycling bin.  Containers should be no larger than 4L (except Aotea / Great Barrier Island where containers should be no larger than 5L).  Items should be larger than 50mm x 50mm.
  • Tin, steel, and aluminium cans

New items excluded from 1 February 2024 are:

  • Items less than 50mm (e.g. caps, small cosmetic and spice containers)
  • Aerosol cans (steel and aluminium)
  • Liquid paperboard (beverage cartons and juice boxes)
  • Plastics 3, 4, 6 and 7
  • Aluminium foil and trays
  • All lids (Take lids off all bottles and containers and put them in your rubbish bin)
  •  Items over 4 litres