Your refuse and recycling MUST be placed out for collection BEFORE 7:30am to guarantee pick up.
What goes in the wheelie bin?
The wheelie bins are only to be used for:
- clean rigid plastic, grades 1, 2 and 5 only
- clean tins/cans
- paper and cardboard
- pizza boxes (remove leftover pizza)
What are rigid plastic grades 1,2 and 5?
- Drink and sports bottles
- water bottles,
- milk bottles,
- cleaning products and personal care bottles (shampoo, conditioner and body wash),
- ice cream tubs,
- margarine tubs,
- yoghurt tubs and pottles,
- take-out containers (not polystyrene),
- Prescription bottles.
All of these must have their lids removed and be rinsed clean - if you can't get the lid off to rinse the bottle clean, don't recycle it.
What cannot be recycled in your wheelie bin?
x automotive parts
x aerosol cans (of any kind)
x bottle lids
x bubble wrap
x coffee capsules/pods
x disposal coffee cups
x disposable face masks
x disposable nappies
x electrical goods See Waihi E-Waste Depot
x engine oil bottles
x food waste
x garden waste
x hot ashes
x oven ware
x paint or chemicals
x paper towels
x plastics 3,4,6,7
x plastic bags and wrappers (soft plastics)
x takeaway cups
x tetra paks (e.g. milk, juice, ready-made custard containers)
x tin foil
x yoghurt containers
|Did you know?|
Bottle lids can't go in the recycling as they fall through the gaps on the recycling sorting centre's conveyor belt and cause blockages
Not all plastic is fantastic
We've compiled a helpful list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to provide further information about recycling plastics in our district.
- view the Plastic Recycling FAQs
What goes in the crate?
The blue or green crates are to be used for:
- Glass only - empty and clean glass bottles and jars (clear, amber, blue and green). Remove all lids. Lids go in your rubbish bag.
What if I have too much glass for my crate?
Our contractors will accept extra glass bottles but they must be in an official blue crate. These are available for $15 dollars at any of our offices. Alternatively, our refuse transfer stations all accept recycling at no charge.
What cannot go in the crate?
x broken glass
x china and crockery – cups, saucers, plates –
x drinking glasses
x fluorescent tubes
x glass bricks
x light bulbs
x medical and laboratory glass containers
x opal glass
x pyrex dishes and ovenware
x window glass
x TV tubes See Waihi E-Waste Depot
x computer screens See Waihi E-Waste Depot
Recyclables at the Refuse Transfer Stations
The following CLEAN Recyclable materials are accepted at Hauraki District Council refuse transfer stations at Paeroa and Waihī:
- Aluminium cans
- Scrap metal
- Plastics - rigid plastic grades 1, 2 and 5
- Soft plastics
- Tetra Pak cartons
- Car bodies (Clean condition with seat and tyres removed, petrol tank pierced and all other fluids removed)
- Car batteries
- Tyres (a fee is charged depending on size of tyre)
- LPG Bottles (a fee is charged)
- Wire Fencing is accepted as long as the batons and posts are REMOVED.
Contaminated containers like Oil containers, Cling wrap and meat trays will not be accepted.
Also view: Waihī E-Waste Depot
Plastic bags and plastic wrapping are soft and cannot go into your recycle bin. Examples of soft plastics are:
- Bread bags
- Soft produce bags
- Frozen food bags
- Bags and wrappers for toilet paper, cereals, snack foods, and dairy products
- Lightly foiled bags e.g. chip packets and confectionery
- Courier packs
- Bubble wrap
- Garden potting mix bags
- Dry pet food bags
Soft plastics can go into the soft plastics bin at:
- New World, Waihī
- Countdown, Paeroa
- Four Square, Ngātea
- Hauraki Reuse and Repair Centre, Paeroa
- Council Refuse Transfer Stations, Paeroa and Waihī
- Council Service Centres - Paeroa, Ngātea, Waihī.
|Did you know?|
Bottle lids can't go in the recycling as they fall through the gaps on the recycling sorting centre's conveyor belt and cause blockages.
Tetra Pak Cartons
Carton packages for:
- other beverages
Drop them into the orange bins at the following locations:
- Council service centres - Paeroa, Ngātea and Waihī
- Refuse transfer stations - Paeroa and Waihī
- The Hauraki Repair and Reuse Centre - Paeroa
How to prepare your carton for recycling
- Cut along the top and sides - leave the cap attached
- Completely open and flatten the carton
- Rinse it clean, dry it out and put in the orange bins
We have partnered with Tetra Pak® and Waikato based company saveBOARD.