What can go in your curbside recycling bin or taken to the the recycling drop off centres:

  • Cans – steel or aluminium
  • Glass – bottles and jars (no lids).  Not lightbulbs, drinking glasses, window or windscreen glass.
  • Paper and cardboard, including glossy magazines and junk mail!
  • Plastics – Grades 1 to 6.  Grade 7 plastic is NOT recyclable.

Agricultural Containers, Silage wrap, Bale net, Pit covers etc – contact AGRECOVERY 0800 247 326

Car and Truck Batteries – contact Perrys Panel Beaters and Carwreckers on Couglan Road 858 9123

Battery Packs – RECELL Ltd (07) 542 2533 rebuild rechargeable battery packs for reuse.

Books, Jigsaws, Games – Can be donated to CHB Lions Bookarama (The yearly second hand book sale that takes place around April)

Building materials, rubble – Ask on the on-line garage sales if anyone requires clean-fill, wood or roofing iron.

Cardboard Boxes – Check on-line, someone may be moving and on the look out for boxes!  Weed matting (remove any tape or staples first).

Carpet – good quality carpet can be re-use (ask on-line).  If it is past its best before date it can be used as weedmat in the garden or in worm-farms.

Clothing – The Hospice Shop or the SPCA shop accept good quality clothing.  Ask on the on-line garage sale forums.  Or pop into the clothing bins (At the Transfer Stations and outside Memorial Hall in Waipukurau)

Green waste and Food scraps – Compost!  Worm-farms and Bokashi are also excellent ways to get rid of this type of waste.

Furniture and appliances – Ask on-line, take it to the Hospice shop or SPCA, place it out on the curb on Second Hand Sunday (run one Sunday each February).

Gas cylinders – can be dropped off at the Transfer Station for FREE.

Glasses (spectacles) – Drop off to an Optometrist for recycling.

Glass Jars – The Hospice Shop take good glass jars or Mason/Agee jars.  Ask on the on-line forums – there are often jam makers/home preservers crying out for jars.

Medical waste – Contact your local pharmacy or medical centre for advice on how to dispose of medical waste.

Mobile phones – return to a phone retailer or to CHB District Council for Starship.

Motor Oil – Can be dropped at Waipukurau Transfer Station for FREE.

Paper – The SPCA is often on the lookout for clean newspaper.  It can also be used as weed mat in the garden or composted.

Paint – Can be dropped at the Waipukurau Transfer Station for reuse or recycling through Enviropaints.

Printer and Toner cartridges – can be recycled through Cartridge Rescue, or Croxley Recycling

Scrap metal, car bodies, old whiteware – Including Aluminium pots and cans.  Take to the scrap metal merchants in Coughlan Road or Cook Street.  In some instances they will be worth $$$.

Small Appliances and televisions – If they are in working order order offer them up on the on-line garage sales or donate to Hospice or SPCA shop.

Toys and anything to do with Christmas – Takapau Santa (if you have not visited, do so this Christmas!)  Santa sets up camp in Sydney Street, Takapau every Christmas with an amazing display.  No child (under the age of 13) goes home empty handed.

Tyres – Can be used for retaining walls, potato/kumara planters, tyre swings and sand pits, garden features.