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Waste item Bin type Description More info Keywords
Aerosol and air freshener cans Recycling (yellow bin) Aerosol, air freshener, deodorant spray Put these items in the yellow bin e.g. aerosol, air freshener and deodorant spray. Make sure aerosol cans are empty before putting them in the yellow bin. metal spray can, aerosol, spray can, air freshener, deodorant, deodorant spray, fly spray, insert spray, insert repellent
Aluminium foil Rubbish (red bin) Tin foil, foil tray Put these items in the red bin e.g. tin foil and foil trays. aluminium, wrapping, tin foil, foil tray
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 cat food, dog food, My Dog pet food, Aluminium foil, Dine pet food, Apollo pet food
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 painted paper or cardboard, glitter paper or cardboard, craft glue, glitter, craft paint
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. ash, burnt timber, firewood, sawdust, timber offcuts
Baby formula tins (over one litre) Rubbish (red bin) Baby formula tins, baby formula cans Put these items in the red bin. baby formula tins, baby formula cans
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, baking paper, grease proof paper,
Batteries - domestic EcoDrop Recycling Centre AA, AAA, C, D, cell batteries, alkaline cell, lithium, 9-volt 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 button cells, Cr123 camera batteries, alkaline, drycell and zinc, Li-ion batterie, NiCd, NiMH and gel cell, battery, hearing aid batteries, remote batteries, battery, torch batteries
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. lead battery, acid battery, car battery, boat battery, truck battery, vehicle battery
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). paperback books, hardcover books (remove hardcover or spiral binding from book), magazines, magazines, softcover, softback, paperback, hardback
Breads, pastry, flour Organics (green bin) Pastry, flour Put these items in the green bin e.g. breads, donuts, pastries, croissants. pastry, flour, flours, bread, donuts, pastries, croissants, baked goods
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). Frying pan, toaster, jug, stereo, lamps, microwave, kettle, shaver, power cords, iron, dishwasher, calculator, kitchenware, baking dish, baking tray, pots, pans, headphones, head phones, ear phones, air buds, airbuds
Broken or damaged Gaming/ DVD players Rubbish (red bin) Playstation, xbox, video recorder, dvd player Put these broken items in the red bin e.g. playstations, 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. consoles, gaming, games, DVD, CD, playstation, xbox, video, video recorder, DVD player
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. five litre buckets, sand buckets, toy buckets
Cardboard ice cream container Rubbish (red bin) Cardboard ice cream container Put these items in the red bin. Cardboard ice cream container
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. coffee cup cardboard tray, coffee cup cardboard holder, coffee cup holder, coffee cup tray, takeaway coffee tray, takeaway coffee holder
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. discs, cd
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. iphone, android, smartphone, mobile, cell phones, mobile phones
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. crockery, porcelain, cups, mugs, plates, bowls, china, broken
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. cheese, yoghurt, butter, eggs, dairy
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. swimming pool, poison, toxic, chlorine, cleaning products, cleaner
Cigarettes Rubbish (red bin) Cigarettes, smokes Put these items in the red bin e.g. smokes, tobacco and cigarettes. cigarettes, smokes, tobacco
Clean plastic bottles Recycling (yellow bin) Plastic bottles with the numbers 1, 2 or 5 on them Put plastic bottles (under three 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. milk, milk bottles, cream, cream bottles, juice, water bottles, soft drink, soda
Clean plastic containers Recycling (yellow bin) Plastic containers with the numbers 1,2 or 5 on them Put plastic containers 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. shampoo, ajax, jif, detergent, yoghurt, yogurt, ice cream, pottle, container, dishwash, plastic, container, plastic lunch box, school lunch box, yogurt container, yoghurt container, ice cream container, liquid containers, liquid soap containers, punnets, strawberry punnets, blueberry punnets, raspberry punnets, cherry punnets, tomato punnets
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. paper towels, paper, chemicals, cleaning paper, wipes, chlorine, baby wipes
Cling film Rubbish (red bin) cling film, glad wrap, food wrap, cling wrap Put these items in the red bin. cling film, glad wrap, food wrap, cling wrap
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. shirts, dresses, skirts, fabric, jeans, trousers, belts, pjs, pyjamas, sweatshirt, jersey, clothes, apparel
Coat hangers Rubbish (red bin) Coat hangers Put these items in the red bin e.g. plastic, metal and wooden coat hangers. plastic coat hangers, wooden coat hangers, metal hangers
Coffee pods and sachets Rubbish (red bin) Coffee pods, pods, tea sachets, coffee sachets Put these items in the red bin. Coffee pods, pods, tea sachets, coffee sachets, coffee capsules
Compostable bags Rubbish (red bin) Compostable bags, bio-degradable bags Put these items in the red bin. compostable bags, bio-degradable bags
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. Computers, laptops, monitors, screens, computer, laptop
Containers over 3 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 Water bottles, protein powder tubs, oil containers, cleaning containers/ bottles,
Corks Rubbish (red bin) cork, corks, bottle cork Out these in the red bin. cork, corks, bottle cork
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. footwear, shoe, shoes, sneakers, jandals, boots, sandals
Dialysis tubing and bags Rubbish (red bin) Dialysis tubing Put these items in the red bin. Double bag them first. dialysis, tubing, kidney, urine, bag, bags
Disposable gloves Rubbish (red bin) Disposable gloves Put these items in the red bin. Disposable gloves, latex gloves, rubber gloves, single use gloves,
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. paint cans, paint tins, paint, paint buckets
Egg shells Organics (green bin) All shells, including egg shells Put these items in the green bin. e.g. egg shells and sea shells. shells, shell, egg shell, sea shell
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. Frying pan, toaster, stereo, lamps, microwave, kettle, shaver, iron, dishwasher, kitchenware, baking dish, baking tray, pans, pots, vacuum cleaners
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. disposable face masks, face masks, disposable masks, single-use face masks, medical face masks
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. fire, retardant, fire extinguishers,
Fish 'n' chip wrappers Organics (green bin) Paper used for food Put these in the green bin. Fish and chip paper, fish n chip
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. flares, fireworks, sparklers, crackers
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. boxes, egg trays, toilet roll tubes, cardboard, cereal box, muesli bar box, Weetbix box, cardboard tubes, paper towel rolls
Flax and cabbage tree leaves Rubbish (red bin) Flax, cabbage tree Put these items in the red bin. Flax and cabbage tree leaves damage the shredder at the organic composting facility. flax, cabbage tree, garden waste, green waste, garden leaves
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. leftover takeaways, leftover meals, vegetables, fruits, expired food, moldy food, food scraps, food waste, peanut shells, sunflower seeds, nuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, almonds, peas, beans, lentils
Food soiled paper and cardboard Organics (green bin) pizza boxes, fish and chip paper, burger bags, paper towels, tissues and shredded paper. Put these items in the green bin and remove any tape or stickers before disposing. e.g. pizza boxes, fish and chip paper, burger bags, paper towels, tissues and shredded paper. pizza boxes, fish and chip paper, burger bags, paper towels, tissues and shredded paper
Fridges, ovens, dish washers, microwaves 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. excess size, whiteware, kitchen appliance
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. apples, bananas, pears, kiwifruit, berries, melon, nashi, persimmon, pips, fruit stone, cherries, oranges, fruit scraps, melon, grapes, strawberries, fruit seeds, pits, avocado seed, avocado pits, stone fruit, drupe
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. yates, miticide, fungicide, kiwicare, shield, Dupont, garden spray
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. chairs, couches, sofas, tables
Garden waste, lawn clippings Organics (green bin) Put these items in the green bin e.g. lawn clippings, flowers, weeds, leaves, garden waste, bark lawn clippings, grass, leaves, garden matter, branches, flowers, weeds, garden waste, green waste, bark
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. plastic pots, gardening pottles, seedling containers
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. camping, gas fire, gas, explosives, flammable, fire works, flares, LPG, helium gas canister, LPG gas bottle
General waste Rubbish (red bin) Broken toys, cups, plates Put these items in the red bin e.g. wrappers, perfume bottle, packaging, strapping, packets, broken cups, tupperware, lunchbox, backpacks, handbags, plates and toys. toys, cups, plates, packaging, strapping, wrappers, glass perfume bottle, backpacks, handbags, lunchbox, lunch box, lunchboxes, tupperware, perfume
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. glass, jug, dish, casserole, wine glass, household glass, mirrors, lightbulbs, window glass, windscreen, eco lightbulbs, broken glass
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. wine bottle, water bottle, drink bottle, beer bottle,cider bottle, soft drink bottle, jam jars, preserving jars, olive oil, soy sauce oil, sauce jar,
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. bullets, guns, firearms, explosives, ammunition
Hair, pet fur Organics (green bin) Fur, hair Put these items in the green bin. human hair, pet hair, fur
Hardcover books Rubbish (red bin) Books with hardcover or hardback, notebooks, spiral binding Put these in the red bin notebook, books, hardover, hardcover books, spiral binding, hardback
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. versatill, clopyralid, garden spray
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. pillows, duvet covers, sheets, towels, curtains, wallpaper offcuts, hot water bottle, bedding, blankets, carpets, underlay, fabric, rugs, photo frames, photos, frames
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. hose, irrigation, pipe, garden hose, plastic hose fittings, appliance hose
Insulation packaging MyFood bag Rubbish (red bin) Insulation packaging MyFood bag, plastic bags, Put these items in the red bin. Insulation packaging MyFood bag, plastic bags,
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 waste bin bag, kitchen plastic bag, bio-degradable bags, kitchen tidy bag
Kitchen paper towels Organics (green bin) Shredded paper, serviettes Put these items in the green bin. Examples include; food-soiled paper, serviettes, kitchen paper towels, margarine paper and butter paper. Newspaper, domestic quantities of shredded paper, food-soiled paper, serviettes, kitchen paper towels, margarine paper, butter paper, butter wrap, tissue paper
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. lid, lids, bottle tops, caps, container lids, ice cream lids
Liquid or Drink Cartons Rubbish (red bin) Juice, dairy and coconut water cartons or boxes Put these items in the red bin. Examples include; milk and juice cartons, coconut and almond milk cartons, tetrapacks and coconut water cartons. Milk cartons, milk boxes, juice cartons, juice boxes, coconut water boxes, drink cartons, up&go, tetrapack, tetrapacks, tetra pack, beef stock containers, beef stock cartons, stock cartons, chicken stock cartons, fish stock cartons, vegetable stock cartons, juice, apple juice, fruit juice, almond milk, soy milk, cashew milk
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. oil, paint, water, solvents, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, cleaning products, cooking oil, vehicle oil, car oil, engine oil
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. roll on deodorant, makeup, cosmetics, makeup and cosmetic containers, jars, bottles, roll on,
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. lamb, beef, goat, pork, bones, meat, fish, chicken bones, fish bones, carcass, venison, mince, steak, roast, cow, sheep, chicken
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 medicine packets, medicine packs, Blister pack, pill packets, pills, medicine sachet packs, medication packets, medication packs
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. metal rods, building material, reinforcing, scrap metal, tools, pots, pans, fry pans, spades, garden tools, hammer, garden equipment, steel, knives, cutlery, spoons, forks,
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. container, can, metal cans, drink cans, food tins, food cans, soda can, soft drink can, beer cans, cat food, dog food, whiskas, pedigree
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. Metal lids, jar lids, glass bottle lids, wine, beer bottle, glass jars, lids, beer, beer caps, cap, wine lids
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 fruit, oranges, lemons, limes, produce, groceries, citrus
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. biscuit wrapping, biscuit trays, chip packets, biscuit inners, biscuit packets, biscuit wrappers, soft plastic, chocolate bar, roll-up wrappers.
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. paint can, paint, spray can, paint bucket, paint tin, paint
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, plain wrapping paper, phone books, brochures, paper bags, brown paper bags with handles and envelopes. newspaper, magazines, phone books, brochures, junk mail, circulars, envelopes, bill envelopes, window envelopes, brown paper bags, flyers, fliers, advertisements, junkmail, paper bags
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. Pen, pencils, felts, crayons, chalk, permanent markers, sharpies, paint brushes, art paint tubes
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. personal, hygiene, sanitary, disposable nappies, nappies, baby wipes, sanitary pads, towels, nappy, diaper, pads, tampons
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. rat bait, slug bait, bait, spider spray, poison, toxic, garden spray
Pizza boxes Organics (green bin) Cardboard used for food Put these items in the green bin. Pizza boxes, pizza
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 plastic spoons, plastic forks, plastic knives, plastic cups, plastic wine glasses, plastic platter dish, plastic plates, picnic utensils, disposable, reusable
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. lids, plastic lids, coke, milk, sprite, juice bottle, yoghurt, plastic
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. meat trays, meat tray, plastic meat tray, plastic meat trays
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. milk bottles, chocolate milk, flavoured milk, ice coffee bottle,
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. strap, strapping, ties, tie, rope, cord
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. water, plastic bottles, water bottle, drink bottle,
Polystyrene Rubbish (red bin) Polystyrene meat trays, polystyrene packaging Put these items in the red bin e.g. polystyrene meat trays and polystyrene packaging. meat trays, trays, packing, packaging material, styrofoam
Polystyrene meat trays Rubbish (red bin) Polystyrene meat tray Put these items in the red bin. Polystyrene meat tray, meat tray, meat trays
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. faeces, poo, animal waste, cat litter, kitty litter, dog poo, dog shit, feathers
Printed photos Rubbish (red bin) photos, photography, printed photos, photography prints, photo films Put these in the red bin photos, photography, printed photos, photography prints, film
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. Printer cartridges, ink cartridges,
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. isotopes, radioisotopes, health care
Razors and blades Rubbish (red bin) Razors and blades Please wrap in paper before putting in the red bin. Razors, blades
Receipts and tickets Rubbish (red bin) Receipts, plane tickets, airline tickets, event tickets, concert tickets Put these items in the red bin Receipts, tickets, event tickets, plane tickets, airline tickets, concert tickets
Seat belts, belts Rubbish (red bin) Belts Put these items in the red bin. These items can damage machines at the recycling plant. belts
Sharps None Needles, syringes These items can't go in the kerbside bins. Sharps require specialist disposal, contact your healthcare provider. needles, syringes, medical waste, blades
Shells, seafood, fish Organics (green bin) Shells, seafood, fish Put these items in the green bin. shells, seafood, fish, shellfish, shell fish
Shredded paper Organics (green bin) shredded paper, shredded office paper Put these items in the green bin. shredded paper, shredded office paper
Small bits of paper (smaller than an envelope) Organics (green bin) small bits of paper, ripped paper Put these items in the green bin e.g. ripped paper, small pieces of paper, small paper notes small bits of paper, ripped paper, small paper notes
Small plastic items Rubbish (red bin) Credit cards, loyalty cards, pill bottles, small yoghurt pottles Put these items in the red bin e.g. credit cards, loyalty cards, toothbrush, pill bottles. If the plastic item is smaller than an individual yoghurt pottle, we cant' recycle it. credit cards, EFTPOS cards, membership cards, loyalty cards, pill bottles, medicine bottles, yoghurt pottles, yoghurt, toothbrush, toothbrushes
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. smoke, alarm, detector, house alarm, smoke detector
Soft plastics Rubbish (red bin) All bags, shrink wrap, bubble wrap, shopping bags, plastic bags, chip bags, biscuit tray, 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, biscuit trays, frozen food bags, cereal inner packets and shrink wrap. carry bags, disposable shopping bags, reusable shopping bags, plastic bags, shrink wrap, bubble wrap, plastic bags, plastic wrapping, wrapping, bread bags, cereal inner packets,chip packets, chip bag, biscuit inners, biscuit trays, biscuit liners, supermarket vegetable and fruit bags, bubble wrap, courier bags, pellet fire bags
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. dirt, cleanfill, compost, potting mix, soil
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. stones, rocks, gravel, bricks, concrete, boulder
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. large storage container, home organiser, storage box, storage boxes, storage basket, underbed storage container, large plastic container, clothes basket
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. supermarket bags, plastic bags, checkout bags, fabric bags, plastic fruit and vegetable bags, re-usable bags, tote bag, fabric bag, fabric bags
Takeaway coffee and drink cups Rubbish (red bin) Takeaway coffee and drink cups Put this item in the red bin. Takeaway coffee cup
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. compostable, eco food packaging, takeaway containers, takeaway packaging, takeout boxes, takeaway coffee cups, coffee cups, KFC, McDonalds, Burger King, Wax, noodle boxes, burger boxes, drink cups, cardboard, coated cardboard, takeaway soft drink cups, sushi pack, sushi container, sandwich container, sandwich pack
Tea bags, coffee grounds Organics (green bin) Tea bags, coffee grounds, tea leaves Put these items in the green bin e.g. tea bags, tea leaves, coffee grounds and coffee beans. leaves, bags, coffee grounds, grinds, beans, coffee beans
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. off-cuts, timber, treated timber, processed timber, sawdust, timber trellising, building materials, machined, wood
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. aluminum wrapping, tin foil, pie trays, foil wrapping paper, aluminum wrapping
Tissues, used tissues Organics (Green bin) Tissues, used tissues Put these items in the green bin. Tissues, used tissues
Tussock Organics (green bin) tussock, lawn, grass Please put these in the green bin e.g. tussock, lawn, grass tussock, lawn, grass
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. Car, 4x4, vehicle, wheels, rubber
Vacuum dust Rubbish (red bin) Vacuum cleaner/contents Put these in the red bin. cleaner dust, vacuum cleaner bag, vacuum cleaner bag dust, dust, hoover, lint, clothes drier lint
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. carrots, parsnips, potatoes, beans, onions, tomatoes, corn, mushrooms, peas, lettuce, yam, kumara, peelings, rotten, vege scraps, food scraps, vegetable peels, vegetables
VHS tapes Rubbish (red bin) Video tapes Put these in the red bin. These items are not recyclable through the kerbside service. video tapes, cassette tapes, audio tapes
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. fence, wire, wiring, florist wire, flower wire, fencing
Wooden skewers and sticks Rubbish (red bin) wooden skewers, ice block sticks, ice cream sticks, kebab skewers, takeaway skewers Put these items in the red bin e.g. Wooden skewers, ice block sticks, ice cream sticks, kebab skewers, takeaway skewers. Wooden skewers, ice block sticks, ice cream sticks, kebab skewers, takeaway skewers, wooden chopsticks, bamboo stickers, bamboo stakes, sticks, stakes