Your green crate is for glass only (clear, brown, blue, green). No broken glass.
Note that we don't recycle light bulbs and fluorescent tubes, pyrex dishes and ovenware, china and crockery, cups, saucers, plates, drinking glasses, window glass, opal glass, glass bricks, medical and laboratory containers, TV tubes and computer screens. Why? Because New Zealand's glass furnaces can't process this type of glass.
Replacement green crates are available from Council offices for $16.
Your wheelie bin is for clean plastic (1-7), tins/cans, paper and cardboard
Do not put liquids, rubbish, ceramics, crockery, porcelain, hot ashes, ovenware, food waste, polystyrene, bubble wrap, garden waste, electrical goods, engine oil bottles, automotive parts, disposable nappies, or paint and chemicals in your bin or it will not be collected.
For FAQs and other information on the changes to recycling go to www.kerbside.co.nz
Replacement wheelie bins or wheelie bins for new properties can be arranged through Council - phone us on 0800 746 467. Small bins (80L) cost $58, and standard bins (240L) cost $68, plus a $31 delivery fee.
The chart below shows what plastics can be recycled, common examples, and what the things you are recycling might end up as.
|Symbol||Plastic Type||Common Uses||Possible End Use|
|Soft drink and water bottles, salad domes, biscuit trays, salad dressing and peanut butter containers||Pillow and sleeping bag filling, clothing, soft drink bottles, carpet|
(High Density Polyethylene)
|milk bottles, ice cream containers, juice bottles, shampoo, detergent bottles, buckets, milk crates||Recycling bins, compost bins, buckets, detergent containers, posts, fencing, pipe|
(Unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride
|Cosmetic containers, blister packs, bottles||Flooring, film and sheets, cables, speed bumps, packaging, binders, mud flaps and mats|
(Low density Polyethylene
||Rubbish bin liners, pallet sheets|
|ice cream tubs, potato chip bags, straws, microwavable dishes, lunch boxes
||Pegs, bins, pipes, pallet sheets, oil funnels, car battery cases, trays|
Note: this refers to a type of plastic, not the packaging material/
|CD cases, plastic cutlery, imitation 'crystal glassware', low cost brittle toys, video cases||Coat-hangers, coasters, whiteware, components, stationery trays and accessories|
|Other - letters below the symbol indicate the ISO code for the plastic type||
packaging, squeezable bottle
Car parts, concrete aggregate, plastic timber
Please note that class 6 ‘Polystyrene’ refers to a type of plastic, not the white packaging material most people know as polystyrene. This is not recyclable.
For more information contact Customer Services on 0800 746 467.