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July 28, 2020 / Uncategorized

Lids Collection

We don’t want any lids littering our environment. We don’t want this reusable, recyclable resource to go to landfill either.

Plastic lids are usually thicker than their “plastic container body” and have different chemicals in them to make them sturdy, coloured, and seal tight closed. Which often makes them a different grade than the container that they’re closing.

In the recycling journey, when things get squished, baled, and crated everywhere the lids can ping off, or drop and litter about the place. Plus, once again, as they’re often not the same grade plastic as the containers/bottles they can contaminate a whole bale of clear #1 or clear #2 plastic sent off to market.

We have a grey wheelie bin up at Xtreme’s recycling bay to collect plastic lids. Please keep collecting clean lids into a container or jar and bring them up on your next visit.

Metal lids on tin and aluminium cans can be popped inside before you squash them. They’re the same metal as their matching “container body” and can be melted down with them.

Lids also makes great googly eyes, noses or buttons in DIY crafts. So there might be other groups in our community that could enjoy reusing them.

If you can’t get out to us, Whāingaroa Environment Centre at the town hall are happy to accept CLEAN plastic lids, metal bottle tops, and bread tags (to go to NZ Bread Tags for Wheelchairs) during their open hours.

May 29, 2020 / Uncategorized

2020 Queens Birthday Opening Hours

Saturday 30th May – Open 10.00am – 5.00pm

Sunday 31st May – Open 10.00am – 5.00pm

No big loads after 4.30 pm

Monday 1st June – CLOSED

Tuesday 2nd June – Site Open 12.30pm – 5.00pm

(Greenwaste is closed Tuesdays)

May 19, 2020 / Uncategorized


Due to a power outage in our area we are unable to open the site today.
Apologies for any inconveniences to you and your day.
We will be back open tomorrow Thursday 21st May 12.30-5pm.

May 14, 2020 / Uncategorized

May 14th Site & Services are OPEN

Nau mai hoki mai, Xtreme Zero Waste site, shop and services are back OPEN from this Thursday 14th May from 12:30pm. ? This includes drop offs for greenwaste, cleanfill, landfill and clean ready-for-resale shop items. ?

Safety on site is very important for both you and our team, so we ask you to follow our signage, be kind, and respect any instruction or requests from our team.
⚠️ We will be collecting info for contact tracing as you drive in
⚠️ Please maintain 2 metre distancing while on site.
⚠️ Due to the high volume of drop offs predicted, please spread out your big loads across a few days.
⚠️ Hand sanitiser will be available at shop entry, shop counter and the public recycling bay (that Niki’s recently rennovated so beautifuly!)
⚠️ If you are unwell please stay at home and we hope that you feel better soon.

♻️ Next week our collections will include all recycling, pre paid rubbish bags and foodwaste. Please remember to continue washing and squashing and separating your recycling.

Thursday and Fridays areas will now be on THURSDAY
Tuesday and Wednesday areas will now be on TUESDAY

? Rural Residents: Te Uku & Te Mata Seafrieght containers will re-open this Thursday. Please only drop blue or yellow pre-paid bags, and correctly deposit your recycling.

? Rural drop offs will return to their original containment – Te Mata Road end, Maungatawhiri Road End, Okete Road end, Waitetuna drop off site and Cogswell Road end – Pre-paid bags only

May 1, 2020 / Uncategorized

Kerbside and Rural Collections Week of 4th May 2020


? Kerbside collections ~ Wednesday & Friday’s service will include collection of clean and flattened Aluminium cans (fizzy drinks), Tin cans (baked beans etc), Cardboard & Paper – (NO glass or plastic). Please put these items out for collection in 4 separate containers/boxes –it is XTREMELY important to separate all your recyclables including your paper and cardboard please.

?Please note: crates with glass or plastic products will be left behind. We are minimising our teams contact with products.

? Rural Residents ~ thanks for being so awesome on Thursday with the glass and plastic collections! We are doing it all again NEXT THURSDAY same time same places: Te Uku & Te Mata drop off spots 10-1pm. But this time, please bring your clean and flattened Aluminium cans, Tin cans, Cardboard and Paper. We will not be accepting any Glass or Plastics.

?The rural sea freight containers will reopen once we’re at level 2.

?Please tag in your neighbours to let them know. Txt your street group chat, or share to your neighbourhood noticeboard. We hope to get every one of our updates out as far to the community as possible, so we ask…
?Can you help us spread the word?

April 1, 2020 / Uncategorized


Raglan, there’s some changes to how our waste is to be collected for best team safety during this time. Read on, or tune in to Rick & Dallas below sharing news with you all…


??‍???‍?RAGLAN RESIDENTS??‍♀️??‍?
• NO COLLECTION OF RECYCLABLES (Glass, Plastics, Ali Cans, Tin, Paper or Cardboard) We are asking you to store your recycling for collection and processing at a later date. This means we’ll all need to give it an extra wash and squashing for best storage at home. We’ll be sharing some fun reuse ideas soon!
• KERBSIDE COLLECTIONS CONTINUING for Foodwaste and Pre-paid bags ONLY are as follows:
Existing Tuesday and Wednesday Collections will now be WEDNESDAYS
Existing Thursday and Friday Collections will now be FRIDAYS

• Mini-skip available for Pre-paid bags at Xtreme Zero Waste gate.
• RURAL DROP OFFS: Te Uku, Te Mata, Your recycling drop off centres are now CLOSED. Please store your recycling at home.
•We are setting up mini skips for PRE-PAID BAGGED WASTE ONLY AT:
Te Uku Sea Freight Container,
Te Mata Road Junction (Kauroa),
Okete Road,
Maungatawhiri Road Junction,
Waitetuna School.

‼️DO NOT PUT RECYCLING IN PRE-PAID BAGS, this may cause bags to break open, cuts to our team and possible exposure.

? Street bin collection and litter collections to continue as normal to keep our town tidy. Business collections for essential businesses (Landfill and Recycling) will be on WEDNESDAYS only

‼️If anyone in your household has had prior contact or possible infection from COVID-19, we ask that you hold your rubbish for 72HRSmin before putting it out, and must be double bagged for a teams protection.


Please click on Timetable for further information

December 17, 2019 / Uncategorized

2019 Christmas Collections & Site Hours

Monday 23rd December
No collections
Site Open 12:30pm – 5:00pm
Tuesday 24th December Christmas eve
Kerbside Collections (Tuesday – green and Wednesday – pink areas)
Site Open 12:30pm – 3:00pm
Wednesday 25th December Christmas Day
No Collections
Site Closed
Thursday 26th December Boxing Day
No Collections
Site Closed
Friday 27th December
Kerbside Collections (Thursday – orange and Friday – yellow areas)
Site Open 12:30pm – 5:00pm
Saturday 28th December
No Collections
Site Open 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 29th December
No Collections
Site Open 10:00am – 5:00pm
Monday 30th December
No Collections
Site Open 12:30pm – 5:00pm
Tuesday 31st December New Years Eve
Kerbside Collections (Tuesday – green and Wednesday – pink areas)
Site Open 12:30pm – 3:00pm
Wednesday 1st January 2020 (New Years Day)
No Collections
Site Closed
Thursday 2nd January
No Collections
Site Closed
Friday 3rd January
Kerbside Collections (Thursday – orange and Friday – yellow areas)
Site Open 12:30pm – 5:00pm
Saturday 4th January
No Collections
Site Open 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 5th January
No Collections
Site Open 10:00am – 5:00pm
Please separate recycling – Crate 1: glass in one crate (no broken glass), Crate 2: plastic’s 1 – 7, tin cans and aluminum cans (all washed and squashed with lids removed), flatten cardboard and place under recycling crates, tie your pre – paid bag securely and place beside your recycling crates, place full foodwaste bags in green kerbside foodwaste bin (no loose food scraps or household rubbish). Please put all kerbside collection products on the kerbside by 8:00am on your collection day.
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October 24, 2019 / Uncategorized

Labour Weekend Hours 2019

Saturday 26th October – Open 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

Sunday 27th October – Open 10.00 am  – 5.00 pm

Monday 28th October – Open 12.30 – 5.00 pm

No big loads after 4.30 pm please