Kerbside Collection Days are 4 days per week: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.Recycling crates, food waste containment, and prepaid rubbish bags should be placed on kerbside by 8.00 am.
Use the search bar below by typing in your street name. It will find your kerbside collection day so you can be prepared when it’s your turn. Or use the interactive map below to see your location by day.
Kākāriki zone, collected on Tuesday
A complete kerbside collection kit for your whare includes 2 recycling crates, a food waste container and kitchen caddy, and if you’re landfilling, using either a blue or green pre-paid landfill bag. If you’re building a new home you can get your recycling crates and food waste containment from the council building / library in town. We have 3 trucks that come around to service the kerbside collection and each crew collects different items for their truck. So if you see a truck come by and there’s something left behind, kei te pai!
Use the official green recycling crates only for kerbside recycling. Max 2 crates per household. 1 crate is for glass, 1 crate is for mixed items: Plastics #1, #2, #5 + clear film soft plastics, Aluminium and Tin cans. Cardboard and Clean Paper please stack on the side in a pile no bigger than the size of a recycling crate. Write your address on your crate/s to save them going walking.
Prepaid blue or green bags can be purchased from local retail outlets. Please put bags out to kerb away from bushes, or vehicles if you can. Think about the whanau collecting, and keep bags hazard free: Wrap broken glass, and dispose of any medical equipment (needles etc) at Raglan Medical. Maximum weight of bags is 15kg.
Every week put your green bin on the kerbside with the handle in a locked position. Food waste inside must be bagged in our Xtreme Zero Waste starch bags, not loose. More food waste bags are available by popping a note in your kerbside bin asking for more, or at Kāhu’s Nest.
*Everyone can come on up to our site to drop off any household recycling and prepaid bags, for free.
One of your green crates is for glass jars and bottles with lids removed.
Squash your can before adding to your recycling bin!
Flatten you cardboard and tie or contain so it doesn’t blow away.
Wrap broken glass in a thick layer of paper and place it in the middle of your prepaid rubbish bag.
Don’t put broken glass, windows, or drinking glasses (or your reading glasses) in the glass crate.
Don’t fill rubbish bags above their maximum weight of 15kgs.
Don’t forget to raise the handle on your green waste bin when you put it on the kerbside!
If you have any more questions or concerns please get in touch with us and one of the team will get back to you ASAP.