Suburban & Inner City Collections

When should I put out my rubbish and recycling?

Enter the name of your street below to find out when you need to put out your rubbish and recycling, and the type of recycling to put out.

Some general notes:

  • Make sure you sort your recycling: Sorting and Preparing Your Recycling
  • Use the official yellow Council rubbish bags for your rubbish.
  • Wrap any broken glass before putting it in your rubbish bag.
  • Make sure what you put out for collection does not block driveways, footpaths or roads.
  • Any rubbish that is not suitable for collection will be left by Council rubbish collectors. You must remove this rubbish by 7am the next day. There's some types of rubbish we don't collect, see: Unsuitable for Collection
Wheelie recycling bins in Karori.

Put your wheelie bins out close to the kerb

Suburban collections

Put your rubbish and recycling out by 8am on your weekly collection day - this will vary according to the suburb you live in. Don't put it out any earlier than 7pm the evening before your collection day.

Make sure:

  • you place your wheelie bins, bags and crates as close to the kerb as possible
  • wheelie bins are placed where they won't blow over and that the lid is completely closed.

Recycling collection

In the suburbs, recycling is collected weekly from the kerbside - on the same day as your rubbish is collected. However, the recycling materials collected are on alternate weeks:

  • one week: paper, metal and plastic - place in wheelie bins or green recycling plastic bags
  • next week: glass - place clean glass only in the 45-litre green recycling crates.

Inner city collections

Rubbish

You can put your rubbish out for collection in the central business district any night of the week between 5.30pm and 10pm.

Place bags as close to the kerb as possible.

The Council contracts Civic Contractors to collect kerbside rubbish in the inner city.

    Recycling

    In the central business district, residents' recycling is collected on Tuesdays after 10pm.

    Place your bags out on the footpath between 5.30pm and 10pm every Tuesday night.

    All recycling materials must be sorted and placed in clear plastic bags or we won't collect them.

    Holidays

    Rubbish and recycling are not collected on Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday. Instead, the collection is moved to the Saturday that follows. On all other holidays, collection days are as normal.