1 February was a big day in the world of household recycling.
The Government has introduced rules which will standardise recycling across the country for household collections and hopefully reduce contamination.
Note, that this doesn’t affect our commercial customers. There are no changes to your Mixed Recycling collections. We have helpful recycling resources available on our website HERE.
For households, the rules are:
Only the following will be collected for council-managed kerbside recycling
Some councils have separate bins for materials such as glass
The following will not be accepted in commercial or household collections:
Four councils, unable to meet the deadline, have until 2027 to make changes. Clutha, Hurunui, and Westland District Councils will need to add glass to their collections, while Gore District Council needs to add paper and plastic. Eight other councils do not have kerbside collections at all and the new government has not yet decided whether those councils will be required to provide kerbside recycling by 2027.