When is my next collection?

Please note: This tool only applies to residential collections.

Put your bins out by 6am on collection day and ensure the rubber clips are secured.

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What goes in the bins?

How it works

I'm your rubbish bin / ipupara

This bin has a red lid and is collected weekly.

  • Any household items that cannot be reused or recycled.
  • Hot ashes or liquid
  • Hazardous waste such as large batteries and gas bottles.

I'm your mixed recycling bin / ipu hangarua

This bin has a yellow lid and is collected fortnightly, alternating with the glass crate.

  • Plastic containers marked with the recycling numbers 1,2, and 5 (look for the triangle on the bottom)
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Tins and cans
  • Glass
  • Batteries
  • Lids
  • Drink cartons / Tetrapak
  • Polystyrene
  • Plastic bags, cling film and soft plastics

I'm your glass recycling crate / pouaka karāhe

The blue crate for glass is collected fortnightly, alternating with the mixed recycling bin.

  • Glass bottles
  • Glass jars
  • Lids
  • Tableware and Pyrex
  • Broken glass
  • Light bulbs
  • Mirrors or window glass

I'm your green waste bin / ipupara tupu

This bin has a green lid, and is collected every 4 weeks. Use it for garden waste only.

  • Grass clippings
  • Plant cuttings
  • Wood cuttings smaller than 20cm diameter
  • Flax and cabbage tree leaves
  • Rubbish
  • Nappies
  • Concrete or stone
  • Food waste

How do I put the bins out?

Your bins should be out on the kerb by 6am on your collection day, or put them out the evening before.

Place your bins as close as possible to the kerb with the council logo facing the road, and half a metre between each bin or crate. Your glass crate should be next to the bins, not behind or in front.

Please keep lids closed with the latches fastened. If you can’t close the lid, the bin is too full and might not be collected.

Remember: We can all work together to make sure the bins don’t block footpaths or driveways.

Flats, shared driveways and cul-de-sacs

If you can’t fit your bins outside your property, have a chat to your neighbours. Together you can find a safe place to put them for collection. This could mean some residents have their neighbours’ bins outside their property on collection day.

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Why are we doing this?

We’re on the move to a sustainable future.

We’ve got to care more about producing less waste, recycling more and reducing our carbon emissions. This new service will contribute to a cleaner, more beautiful, more sustainable Lower Hutt that’s too good to waste.