What goes in the bins

Learn about our different bin types and what you can/can't put in them.

What goes in the bins

 Bin group

Which bin do I use?

Not sure which bin something should go in? Search for the item/material to find out.

Our bin types

Rubbish Bin
Ipupara Rubbish Bin

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 or gas bottles
  • Soil, bricks or rubble

Mixed Recycling Bin
Ipu hangarua Mixed recycling bin

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

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

Glass Recycling Crate
Pouaka karāhe Glass recycling crate

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

Green Waste Bin
Ipupara tupu Green waste bin

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

Where does my recycling go?

Find out where your recycling goes and what happens to it at the processing plant.