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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:Wheelie Bin

  • clean plastic, grades 1 and 2 only
  • clean tins/cans
  • paper and cardboard
What are plastic grades 1 and 2?

Drink and sports bottles, water bottles, milk bottles, cleaning products and personal care bottles (shampoo, conditioner and body wash).

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.

Did you know?

Bottle lids can't go in the recycling as they fall through the gaps on the recycling sorting centre's converyor belt and cause blockages

What cannot be recycled in your wheelie bin?

x automotive parts
x aerosol cans (of any kind)
batteries 
x bottle lids
bubble wrap 
ceramics 
coffee capsules/pods
crockery 
disposal coffee cups 
disposable face masks
x disposable gloves 
disposable nappies
electrical goods See Waihi E-Waste Depot
engine oil bottles 
food waste 
garden waste 
hot ashes 
x liquids
oven ware
paint or chemicals
pizza boxes (has food contamination)
x plastics 3-7
porcelain 
polystyrene
x rubbish 
takeaway cups
tetra paks (e.g. milk, juice, ready-made custard containers) 
tin foil 
yoghurt containers


What goes in the blue crate?

The blue crates are to be used for:Blue crate

  • Glass only - empty and clean glass bottles and jars (clear, amber, blue and green).
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 light bulbs
x fluorescent tubes
x pyrex dishes and ovenware
x china and crockery – cups, saucers, plates –
x drinking glasses
x window glass
opal glass
x glass bricks
x medical and laboratory glass containers
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 Waihi:

  • Aluminium cans
  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Scrap metal
  • Plastics (grades 1 -and 2)
  • Glass
  • 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)
  • Oil
  • 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: Waihi E-Waste Depot