Bin item lookup

Find out what goes in each bin, or what can be dropped off for free at the EcoDrop recycling centres.

From 1 February 2024, there’ll be a few changes for Christchurch and Banks Peninsula residents to keep in mind when sorting their recycling, organics and rubbish.

New national standards to kerbside bin collections are in place, which means most Kiwis can now sort their recycling, organics and rubbish in the same way.

To help you prepare, we’ve updated our webpages with the new guidelines.

To find out more, visit our Kerbside changes webpage

Can't find an item? Fill in our online form(external link) and we'll update the lookup tool.

Find out what goes in each bin

Waste item Bin type Description More info Keywords
Aerosol and air freshener cans Rubbish (red bin) Aerosol, air freshener, deodorant spray Put these items in the red bin e.g. aerosol, air freshener and deodorant spray. Make sure aerosol cans are empty before putting them in the red bin. Keywords
Aluminium foil Rubbish (red bin) Tin foil, foil tray Put these items in the red bin e.g. tin foil and foil trays/plates. Keywords
Aluminium foil pet food containers Rubbish (red bin) Aluminium foil containers, pet food Put these items in the red bin e.g. aluminium foil pet food containers Keywords
Arts and crafts Rubbish (red bin) painted or glitter cardboard or paper Put these items in the red bin e.g. painted paper or cardboard, glitter paper or cardboard, craft glue Keywords
Ash (cold) Rubbish (red bin) Ash, burnt timber, firewood, sawdust, timber offcuts Put these items in the red bin e.g. ash, firewood, timber offcuts. Let ash cool for at least five days in a metal bucket or container before disposing in the red bin, otherwise it may cause a fire in your bin or in the collection truck. Keywords
Baby formula tins (over one litre) Rubbish (red bin) Baby formula tins, baby formula cans Put these items in the red bin. Keywords
Baking paper and grease proof paper Rubbish (red bin) Baking paper, grease proof paper Put these items in the red bin e.g. baking paper and grease proof paper, Keywords
Batteries - domestic EcoDrop Recycling Centre AA, AAA, C, D, cell batteries, alkaline cell, lithium, 9-volt, power tool batteries, drill batteries These items can't go in the kerbside bins e.g. AA, AAA, C, D, cell batteries. Batteries can cause fires in the collection trucks, potentially harming staff. You can take batteries to a Battery Recycling Station. Find out where at ccc.govt.nz/BatteryRecycling Keywords
Batteries - vehicle EcoDrop Recycling Centre Lead, acid, car, boat, truck, vehicle, battery These items can't go in the kerbside bins.It's FREE to drop off your vehicle battery e.g car, boat, truck (excluding e-vehicle batteries) off at your local EcoDrop Recycling Centre. This is for household batteries only, not commercial batteries. Keywords
Bedding Rubbish (red bin) Bedding, blankets, rugs, sheets, electric blanket, duvet, wool duvet These items can't be recycled, please put them in the red bin. Examples include; bedding, blankets, rugs, sheets, electric blanket, duvet, wool duvet. If these items are in good condition can take them to a second-hand store. Keywords
Books (softcover and pages only) Recycling (yellow bin) Paperback, hardcover (remove hardcover or hardback from book and put in red bin), magazines Put these items in the yellow bin e.g. magazines, paperback books and hardcover or hardback books (remove the hardcover, hardback or spiral binding from the book and put in red bin). Keywords
Breads, pastry, flour Organics (green bin) Pastry, flour Put these items in the green bin e.g. breads, donuts, pastries, croissants. Keywords
Broken electrical appliances and kitchenware Rubbish (red bin) Frying pan, toaster, jug, stereo, lamps, microwave, power cord, calculator Put broken items in the red bin e.g. frying pan, pots, toaster, stereo, lamps, headphones, earphones (please remove all batteries). Keywords
Broken or damaged gaming or DVD players Rubbish (red bin) PlayStation, Xbox, video recorder, DVD player Put these broken items in the red bin e.g. PlayStation, Xbox, video recorders and DVD players. If in a good condition, items can be accepted for free, subject to inspection, at your local EcoDrop Recycling Centre. Keywords
Buckets Rubbish (red bin) Five litre buckets, sand buckets Put these items in the red bin e.g.Five litre buckets, sand and toy buckets. These containers are not recyclable through the kerbside system. You may want to reuse these or donate them to a community garden. Keywords
Cardboard ice cream container Rubbish (red bin) Cardboard ice cream container Put these items in the red bin. Keywords
Cardboard trays for coffee and drink cups Recycling (yellow bin) coffee cup cardboard tray, coffee cup cardboard holder, coffee cup holder, coffee cup tray, takeaway coffee tray, takeaway coffee holder Put these items in the yellow bin. Keywords
CDs - DVDs and CDs Rubbish (red bin) DVD, CD discs Put these items in the red bin. If in a good condition these items can be accepted for free, subject to inspection, at your local EcoDrop Recycling Centre. Keywords
Cellphones, smartphones Rubbish (red bin) Cellphones, smartphones Put these items in the red bin (with the battery removed). Or drop them off for free at your local EcoDrop Recycling Centre. Keywords
Ceramics Rubbish (red bin) Crockery, cups, mugs, plates Put these items in the red bin e.g. broken crockery, cups, mugs, bowls and plates. Please wrap in newspaper first. If in a good condition, items can be accepted for free, subject to inspection, at your local EcoDrop Recycling Centre. Keywords
Cheese, yoghurt, eggs Organics (green bin) Cheese, yoghurt, eggs, butter Put these items in the green bin e.g. dairy products cheese, yoghurt, butter, eggs and egg shells. Keywords
Chemicals - dry and liquid EcoDrop Recycling Centre Chemicals These items can't go in the kerbside bins. It's FREE to drop chemicals off at your local EcoDrop Recycling Centre. Free only for household hazardous waste items e.g. no more than 20 kg or 20 litres at one time. Keywords
Cigarettes Rubbish (red bin) Cigarettes, smokes Put these items in the red bin e.g. smokes, tobacco and cigarettes. Keywords
Clean plastic bottles Recycling (yellow bin) Plastic bottles with the numbers 1, 2 or 5 on them Put plastic bottles (under four litres) with the numbers 1, 2 or 5 in the yellow bin. Examples include; milk, juice, soft drink and water bottles. Empty, rinse and put all lids and tops in the red bin. Keywords
Clean plastic containers Recycling (yellow bin) Plastic containers with the numbers 1,2 or 5 on them Put plastic containers (under four litres) with the numbers 1,2 or 5 in the yellow bin. Examples include; shampoo, detergent, ice cream containers, empty cleaning and chemical containers and family sized yoghurt containers. Empty, rinse and put all the lids and tops in the red bin. Keywords
Cleaning paper, wipes Rubbish (red bin) chemicals, paper, paper towels Put these items in the red bin e.g. wipes, baby wipes, paper towels used cleaning and paper with chemicals all need to go in the red bin. Keywords
Cling film Rubbish (red bin) cling film, glad wrap, food wrap, cling wrap Put these items in the red bin. Keywords
Clothing Rubbish (red bin) Used clothing Put damaged clothing in the red bin. Good quality clothing can be donated to a second-hand clothing store. Keywords
Coat hangers Rubbish (red bin) Coat hangers Put these items in the red bin e.g. plastic, metal and wooden coat hangers. Keywords
Coffee grounds, coffee beans and loose tea leaves Organics (green bin) Coffee grounds, tea leaves Put these items in the green bin e.g. tea leaves, coffee grounds and coffee beans. Keywords
Coffee pods and sachets Rubbish (red bin) Coffee pods, pods, tea sachets, coffee sachets Put these items in the red bin. Keywords
Compostable and bio-degradable bags Rubbish (red bin) Compostable bags, bio-degradable bags Put these items in the red bin. Keywords
Computers, monitors and laptops EcoDrop Recycling Centre Computers, laptops, monitors, screens These items can't go in the kerbside bins. Please take computers, laptops, monitors, screens etc can be accepted for free, subject to inspection, at your local EcoDrop Recycling Centre. Keywords
Containers over 4 litres Rubbish (red bin) Water bottles, protein powder tubs, oil containers, cleaning containers Put these in the red bin e.g. water bottles, protein powder tubs, oil containers, cleaning containers Keywords
Corks Rubbish (red bin) cork, corks, bottle cork Out these in the red bin. Keywords
Damaged shoes, boots and sneakers Rubbish (red bin) Footwear, shoes, boots, sneakers Put damaged footwear in the red bin. Good quality footwear can be donated to a second-hand clothing store. Keywords
Dialysis tubing and bags Rubbish (red bin) Dialysis tubing Put these items in the red bin. Double bag them first. Keywords
Disposable gloves Rubbish (red bin) Disposable gloves Put these items in the red bin. Keywords
Dry and empty paint tins and cans Rubbish (red bin) empty or dry paint cans and paint tins Put these items in the red bin e.g. empty or dry paint cans and paint tins. Keywords
Egg shells Organics (green bin) All shells, including egg shells Put these items in the green bin. e.g. egg shells and sea shells. Keywords
Electrical appliances and kitchenware (in working condition) EcoDrop Recycling Centre Frying pan, toaster, jug, stereo, lamps, microwave, If these items are in good condition, they can be accepted for free, subject to inspection, at an local EcoDrop Recycling Centre. This is for household items only, not commercial appliances. Keywords
Face masks Rubbish (red bin) disposable face masks, face masks, disposable masks, single-use face masks, medical face masks Put these items in the red bin. Keywords
Fire extinguishers EcoDrop Recycling Centre Fire extinguishers, fire retardant These items can't go in the kerbside bins. It's FREE to drop these off at your local EcoDrop Recycling Centre. This is for household hazardous waste items only, not commercial hazardous waste items. Keywords
Fish & chip wrappers Rubbish (red bin) Paper used for food Put these in the red bin. Keywords
Flares None Distress flares These items can't go in the kerbside bins. Out-of-date or time-expired flares may be taken back to marine retail outlets to dispose of appropriately or contact the Police for advice. Do not incinerate old flares or put them in the rubbish. If they ignite, they can cause fires. Parachute flares fired horizontally are very powerful and may cause serious injuries and burns. Keywords
Flattened cardboard, cardboard rolls and egg cartons Recycling (yellow bin) Boxes, egg trays, toilet roll tubes, paper towel roll Put these items in the yellow bin e.g. put clean flattened cardboard boxes, egg trays, cardboard roll tubes, paper towel rolls, toilet paper rolls and cereal boxes. Keywords
Flax and cabbage tree leaves Rubbish (red bin) Flax, cabbage tree, yukka tree, palm tree leaves, bamboo leaves Put these items in the red bin. Flax and cabbage tree leaves damage the shredder at the organic composting facility. Keywords
Food scraps and leftovers Organics (green bin) Food scraps, leftovers, food waste, food Put these items in the green bin e.g. leftover takeaways or meals, vegetable, fruit, expired or moldy food. Keywords
Food soiled paper and cardboard Rubbish (red bin) pizza boxes, fish and chip paper, burger bags, paper towels, tissues and shredded paper. Put these items in the red bin. e.g. pizza boxes, fish and chip paper, burger bags, paper towels, tissues and shredded paper. Keywords
Fridges, ovens, dish washers EcoDrop recycling centre Whiteware, kitchen appliances These items can't go in the kerbside bins. It is FREE to drop these off at your local EcoDrop Recycling Centre. This is for household whiteware items only, not commercial whiteware items. Keywords
Fruit; apples, bananas, pears, kiwifruit Organics (green bin) Fruit, apples, bananas, pears, kiwifruit, berries etc Put these items in the green bin. This includes all types of fruit or fruit pieces at any stage of decomposition and pits, fruit seeds and stones. Keywords
Fungicides EcoDrop recycling centre Liquid copper fungicide These items can't go in the kerbside bins. It's FREE to drop chemicals off at your local EcoDrop Recycling Centre. Free only for household hazardous waste items e.g. no more than 20 kg or 20 litres at one time. Keywords
Furniture EcoDrop Recycling Centre chairs, couches, sofas, tables If these items are in good condition, they can be accepted for free, subject to inspection, at an local EcoDrop Recycling Centre. Keywords
Garden waste, lawn clippings Organics (green bin) Lawn clippings, flowers, weeds, leaves, garden waste, bark, punga Put these items in the green bin e.g. lawn clippings, flowers, weeds, leaves, garden waste, bark Keywords
Gardening pots Rubbish (red bin) Plastic pots, gardening pottles, seedling containers Put these items in the red bin e.g. gardening pots, trays and containers. If these items are in good condition ask your local gardening store if they want to re-use them. Mitre 10 have a takeback scheme - https://www.mitre10.co.nz/potrecycling Keywords
Gas bottles, gas cylinders EcoDrop recycling centre Gas bottles, gas cylinders, gas canisters These items can't go in the kerbside bins. It's FREE to drop these off at your local EcoDrop Recycling Centre. This is for household hazardous waste items only, not commercial hazardous waste items. Keywords
General waste Rubbish (red bin) Broken toys, cups, plates, magnets, Put these items in the red bin e.g. wrappers, perfume bottle, packaging, strapping, packets, broken cups, tupperware, lunchbox, backpacks, handbags, plates, toys and magnets. Keywords
Glass - general Rubbish (red bin) Glass jug, dish, wine glasses, mirrors, lightbulbs, window glass, broken glass Put these items in the red bin. For example broken glass, glass jugs, wine glasses, mirrors, dishes, light bulbs, window glass. Please wrap in paper before putting in the red bin. Keywords
Glass bottles/jars Recycling (yellow bin) Wine bottle, drink bottle, beer bottle, glass jars Put these items in the yellow bin. Examples include; wine and beer bottles, soft drink and juice bottle and glass jars. Rinse, empty and put tops or caps in the red bin. Keywords
Guns, bullets, ammunition None Ammunition, bullets, guns Items like these can't go in the kerbside bins. Contact the Police firearms disposal or a local gun club. Keywords
Hair, pet fur Organics (green bin) Fur, hair Put these items in the green bin. Keywords
Hardcover books Rubbish (red bin) Books with hardcover or hardback, notebooks, spiral binding Put these in the red bin Keywords
Herbicides, garden spray EcoDrop Recycling Centre Versatill, clopyralid These items can't go in the kerbside bins. It is FREE to drop herbicides off at your local EcoDrop Recycling Centre at a transfer station. Free only for household hazardous waste items e.g. no more than 20 kg or 20 litres at one time. Keywords
Home decor Rubbish (red bin) Rugs, homeware, wallpaper offcuts, hot water bottle Put these items in the red bin. Examples include; wallpaper offcuts, ornaments, bedding, curtains, photo frames and rugs. If these items are in good condition can take to a second-hand store. Keywords
Hose, sprinkler system Rubbish (red bin) Garden hose, sprinkler system, plastic hose fittings Put these items in the red bin e.g. hoses, pipes and hose fittings. These items can damage the recycling plant. Keywords
Insulation packaging MyFood bag Rubbish (red bin) Insulation packaging My Food Bag, plastic bags, wool packaging Put these items in the red bin. Keywords
Kitchen bin rubbish bag Rubbish (red bin) Plastic bin tidy Put these items in the red bin e.g. plastic waste bin bag, kitchen plastic bag Keywords
Kitchen paper towels Rubbish (red bin) Shredded paper, serviettes Put these items in the red bin. Examples include; food-soiled paper, serviettes, kitchen paper towels, margarine paper and butter paper. Keywords
Lids, caps and tops Rubbish (red bin) Bottle tops, caps Put these items in the red bin e.g. bottle tops, caps and container lids. Lids are too small to go through the recycling processing plant. Keywords
Liquid or drink cartons Rubbish (red bin) Juice, dairy, coconut water and alternative milk cartons or boxes A liquid carton takeback scheme is being trialed at the EcoDrop Recycling Centres. Otherwise, put these items in the red bin. Examples include; milk and juice cartons, coconut and almond milk cartons, Tetra Pak and coconut water cartons. Keywords
Liquids, solvents, sprays, oil EcoDrop recycling centre Oil, paint, water, solvents, garden sprays, cleaning product These items can't go in the kerbside bins. Please don't put any liquids in the kerbside bins. It is FREE to drop these off at your local EcoDrop Recycling Centre at a transfer station. Free only for household hazardous waste items e.g. no more than 20 kg or 20 litres at one time. Keywords
Makeup, cosmetic and hygiene products Rubbish (red bin) Plastic and glass roll on deordorant, makeup, cosmetic tubes Put these items in the red bin e.g. roll on deodorant, makeup, cosmetics, makeup and cosmetic containers, jars, bottles etc. Keywords
Meat and bones Organics (green bin) Lamb, beef, goat, pork, bones, fish Put these items in the green bin. Examples include; lamb, beef, goat, pork, bones, chicken, chicken carcass. You can put cooked and uncooked meat products, bones, fat and skin in the green bin. Keywords
Medicine packets Rubbish (red bin) medicine packets, blister pack, pill packets Put these items in the red bin e.g. medicine packets, medicine packs, Blister pack, pill packets, medicine sachet packs Keywords
Metal Rubbish (red bin) Tools, pans, fry pans, building material, reinforcing, knives, cutlery, Put these items in the red bin e.g. Tools, pans, fry pans, building material, reinforcing, knives, cutlery. It is FREE to drop household metal off at your local EcoDrop Recycling Centre. You may wish to search online for a scrap metal dealer. Note: if paint tins still contain paint, please search paint for instructions. Keywords
Metal and aluminium cans and tins Recycling (yellow bin) Food and drink cans and tins Put items under one litre in the yellow bin e.g. drink cans and food tins. Please empty and rinse first. If the lids are still attached, push them into the can and these can be recycled. If lids are removed please put them in the red bin. Keywords
Metal lids Rubbish (red bin) Metal lids, jar lids, glass bottle lids, wine, beer bottle, glass jars Put these in the red bin. Examples include; metal lids, jar lids, glass bottle lids, wine, beer bottle and glass jars lids. Keywords
Netting bags and produce bags Rubbish (Red bin) fruit, oranges, lemons, limes, produce, groceries, citrus Please put these items in the red bin e.g. netted fruit bags, produce bags, netted shopping and grocery bags Keywords
Packets and wrappers Rubbish (red bin) Biscuit wrapping, chip packets, biscuit inners and trays Put these items in the red bin. Examples include; biscuit, chocolate and roll-up wrappers, chip packets, biscuit inners and trays. Keywords
Paint EcoDrop recycling centre Paint can, paint, spray can, paint bucket These items can't go in the kerbside bins e.g. paint, spray cans. It is FREE to drop paint off at your local EcoDrop Recycling Centre at a transfer station. Free only for household hazardous waste items e.g. no more than 20 kg or 20 litres at one time. Alternatively, see if your paint brand has a return scheme. Keywords
Paper Recycling (yellow bin) Newspaper, magazines, phone books, brochures, envelopes, Put these items in the yellow bin (no smaller than a standard envelope) e.g. newspaper, magazines, non-tinfoil wrapping paper, phone books, brochures, paper bags, brown paper bags with handles and envelopes (including window envelopes). Keywords
Pens and pencils Rubbish (red bin) Pens, pencils Put these items in the red bin e.g. pencils, pens, crayons, paint brushes, felts and markers. Keywords
Personal hygiene Rubbish (red bin) Personal, hygiene, sanitary items, disposable nappies, baby wipes, sanitary pads Put these items in the red bin e.g. disposable nappies, baby wipes and sanitary pads. Keywords
Pesticides, rat and slug bait EcoDrop Recycling Centre Rat bait, slug bait, bait, spider spray, poison, toxic These items can't go in the kerbside bins. It is FREE to drop these off at your local EcoDrop Recycling Centre at a transfer station. Free only for household hazardous waste items e.g. no more than 20 kg or 20 litres at one time. Keywords
Pizza boxes (clean) Recycling (yellow bin) Clean and empty pizza box with all food removed (oil marks are ok) Put these items in the yellow bin. Keywords
Pizza boxes (dirty) Rubbish (red bin) Pizza box with food scraps Put these items in the red bin. Keywords
Plastic cups, plates and utensils Rubbish (red bin) plastic cups, wine glasses, plates and utensils Put these in the red bin e.g. plastic cups, plates and utensils Keywords
Plastic lids and tops Rubbish (red bin) Plastic lids, lids Put these items in the red bin e.g. lids or tops on milk, yogurt, butter, margarine, soft drink and juice. Keywords
Plastic meat trays Recycling (yellow bin) clean plastic meat trays Put clean plastic meat trays with the numbers 1, 2 or 5 in the yellow bin. Keywords
Plastic milk bottles Recycling (yellow bin) Plastic milk bottles Put these items in the yellow bin e.g. milk, chocolate, coffee and other flavoured milk bottles. Empty, rinse and put all lids and tops in the red bin. Keywords
Plastic strapping Rubbish (red bin) Strapping, ties, rope, cord Put these items in the red bin e.g. strapping, ties, rope and cord. These items can damage machines at the recycling processing plant. Keywords
Plastic water bottles Recycling (yellow bin) plastic water bottles Put these items in the yellow bin e.g. plastic water and drink bottles. Remove lids and put it in the red bin. Keywords
Polystyrene Rubbish (red bin) Polystyrene meat trays, polystyrene packaging Put these items in the red bin e.g. polystyrene meat trays and polystyrene packaging. Keywords
Polystyrene meat trays Rubbish (red bin) Polystyrene meat tray Put these items in the red bin. Keywords
Poo and animal waste Rubbish (red bin) Faeces, poo, animal waste, kitty litter, cat litter, feathers Put these items in the red bin including animal fur and feathers. Please bag faeces, animal waste and cat litter. Keywords
Printed photos Rubbish (red bin) photos, photography, printed photos, photography prints, photo films Put these in the red bin Keywords
Printer and ink cartridges EcoDrop recycling centre Printer cartridges, ink cartridges, These items can't go in the kerbside bins e.g. printer cartridges and ink cartridges. It is FREE to drop paint off at your local EcoDrop Recycling Centre at a transfer station. Keywords
Radioactive waste None Medical waste These items can't go in the kerbside bins. Low-levels generated from hospitals and laboratories, along with industry smoke detectors may be dropped off at a transfer station. Any other radioactive waste needs to be disposed of through a licensed medical waste disposal facility. Keywords
Razors and blades Rubbish (red bin) Razors and blades Please wrap in paper before putting in the red bin. Keywords
Receipts and tickets Rubbish (red bin) Receipts, plane tickets, airline tickets, event tickets, concert tickets Put these items in the red bin Keywords
Seat belts, belts Rubbish (red bin) Belts Put these items in the red bin. These items can damage machines at the recycling plant. Keywords
Sharps None Needles, syringes These items can't go in the kerbside bins. Sharps and needles require specialist disposal, contact your healthcare provider. Keywords
Shells, seafood, fish Organics (green bin) Shells, seafood, fish Put these items in the green bin. Keywords
Shredded paper Rubbish (red bin) shredded paper, shredded office paper, shredded packaging paper Put these items in the red bin. Keywords
Small bits of paper (smaller than an envelope) Rubbish (red bin) small bits of paper, ripped paper Put these items in the red bin e.g. ripped paper, small pieces of paper, small paper notes Keywords
Small dead animals Red Dead small animals such as rats, mice and birds Small dead animals such as rats, mice and birds can be double-bagged and placed in the red bin. Keywords
Small plastic items Rubbish (red bin) Credit cards, loyalty cards, pill bottles, small yoghurt pottles, toothpaste tube Put these items in the red bin e.g. credit cards, loyalty cards, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and pill bottles. If the plastic item is smaller than an individual yoghurt pottle, we can't recycle it. Keywords
Smoke detector Rubbish (red bin) Smoke alarm, house alarm, Put these items (with the battery removed) in the red bin e.g. smoke detectors and alarms. Keywords
Soft plastics Rubbish (red bin) All bags, shrink wrap, bubble wrap, shopping bags, plastic bags, chip bags, biscuit trays, biscuit packets Put these items in the red bin or take it to a Soft Plastics Takeback bin. For locations visit recycling.kiwi.nz/store-locator. Examples include; plastic bags, bubble wrap, shopping bags, chip packets, frozen food bags, cereal inner packets and shrink wrap. Note: biscuit trays are not taken in these bins, put these in the red bin only. Keywords
Soil, dirt, compost Rubbish (red bin) Dirt, compost, potting mix Put small amounts of soil in your red bin. Trucks can't lift bins over 70kg. Take large amounts of dirt, soil, potting mix and cleanfill to the EcoDrop Transfer Station. Keywords
Stones, rocks, gravel EcoDrop transfer station Stones, rocks These items can't go in the kerbside bins. These items damage the collection vehicles and machines at the processing facilities. Take these to your local EcoDrop transfer station as hardfil. Keywords
Storage containers Rubbish (red bin) Large storage container, home organiser, storage boxes/bask Put these items in the red bin e.g. storage boxes, clothes basket, home organiser. You may wish to reuse them or donate them to a school or non-profit organisation. Keywords
Supermarket checkout bags Rubbish (red bin) Plastic supermarket checkout bags Put these items in the red bin e.g. supermarket bags, fabric bags, tote bags, plastic bags. Keywords
Takeaway coffee and drink cups Rubbish (red bin) Takeaway coffee and drink cups, Glopac cups Put this item in the red bin. Keywords
Takeaway food containers Rubbish (red bin) Takeaway coffee cups, compostable packing, Eco food packaging, takeaway containers, takeout boxes, biodegradable containers, takeaway soft drink cups Put these items in the red bin. Examples include; takeaway coffee and soft drink cups, bio and compostable packing, eco food packaging, takeaway containers, takeout boxes. These items contain plastic. Keywords
Tea bags Rubbish (red bin) Tea bags Put these items in the red bin Keywords
Timber Rubbish (red bin) Off-cuts, treated timber, sawdust, timber trellising, building Put these items in the red bin e.g. timber off-cuts, treated timber, sawdust, processed timber. Keywords
Tin foil and pie trays Rubbish (red bin) Aluminium wrapping, pie trays Put these in the red bin e.g. tin foil, oven/pie trays, foil wrapping paper and aluminum wrapping. Keywords
Tissues, used tissues Rubbish (Red bin) Tissues, used tissues Put these items in the red bin. Keywords
Tussock Organics (green bin) tussock, lawn, grass Please put these in the green bin e.g. tussock, lawn, grass Keywords
Tyres and wheels EcoDrop transfer station Car, 4x4, vehicle rubber wheels These items can't go in the kerbside bins. Take to your local EcoDrop transfer station. Please don't put in the kerbside bins as it damages the collection vehicles and machines at the processing facilities. Keywords
Vacuum dust Rubbish (red bin) Vacuum cleaner/contents Put these in the red bin. Keywords
Vegetables, carrots, kumara, beans, pumpkin Organics (green bin) Cooked, raw, decomposing vegetables Put these items in the green bin. This includes cooked or raw vegetables and vegetable pieces at any stage of decomposition. Keywords
VHS tapes Rubbish (red bin) Video tapes Put these in the red bin. These items are not recyclable through the kerbside service. Keywords
Wire Rubbish (red bin) Florist wire, fencing wire Put these items in the red bin e.g. florist wire and wiring. For large bales of wire you can take it to the EcoDrop Recycling Centre. Keywords
Wooden plates, skewers and sticks Rubbish (red bin) wooden and bamboo plates, cutlery, skewers, ice block sticks, ice cream sticks, kebab skewers, takeaway skewers Put these items in the red bin e.g. Wooden and bamboo plates, cutlery, skewers, ice block sticks, ice cream sticks, kebab skewers, takeaway skewers. Keywords