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Recycling is only available at Waste Transfer Stations. Please sort carefully into the correct bin. There is no charge for recycling.

Recyclable Plastics

Type 1 to Type 5.

Plastics should be free of food waste and rinsed clean. Soft drink and milk bottles are chipped, washed, melted and made into new products like car bumpers and polar fleece.

NOTE: Plastic bags, polystyrene trays or cups, or plastic film will not be accepted. This is because items are made of many different types of plastic, which are not easily recycled and cannot currently be recycled by our re-processor.

Cans and Tins

Please note it is Steel Food Tins and Aluminium Cans only.

The food tins should be rinsed to prevent odour and flies, and place the removed lids inside the empty cans.

Once aluminium is collected, cans are shipped overseas for re-processing. Steel tins are sent overseas and are re-smelted for use in new products.

NOTE: Aluminium foil or trays will not be accepted.

Paper and Cardboard

Paper and cardboard recycling is available at the Bulls, Marton and Ratana Waste Transfer Stations.

Including: Newspapers, Glossy Magazines, Junk Mail, Envelopes, Writing Paper, Old Phone Books, Egg Cartons, Corrugated Cardboard and Thin Cardboard (i.e. cereal boxes).

Mineral Oil

Oil is only accepted in small qualities (of 20 litres or 20 kilograms) for free at the larger transfer stations in Bulls, Marton and Taihape. They must be given to a Waste Transfer Station Operator in a secure container with information regarding the contents. If over 20 litres or 20 kilograms there will be a charge.

Hazardous Waste

Small domestic quantities (20 litres or 20 kilograms) will be accepted for free at the larger transfer stations in Bulls, Marton and Taihape. They must be given to a Waste Transfer Station Operator in a secure original container with legible information (product description) regarding the contents. For larger quantities special arrangements need to be made with disposal companies such as TransPacific Industrial Solutions 04 568 0781.

Agrichemical Containers

Agrichemical plastic containers can be returned for recycling to the Marton and Taihape Waste Transfer Stations. These containers must be triple rinsed. The containers will be recycled into culvert pipes.

Scrap Metal Recycling

Scrap metal including car batteries and gas cylinders are accepted at all Transfer Stations. Large items (such as complete car bodies) that are not easily handled should be discussed with Scrap Metal dealers who may be able to pick up items.

Contact Strong Metal Recycling phone 06 354 2974

Glass Jars and Bottles

Glass recycling is available at all district transfer stations. Sorting into separate colours is required at the Bulls, Hunterville, Mangaweka, Marton, Ratana and Taihape Transfer Stations