Recycling crates

Recycle glass in your green Council crate.

COVID-19 update

Delays to kerbside collections

  • Unfortunately, we are again experiencing significant delays with kerbside collections due to the impacts of Covid-19.
  • Glass collections are currently on hold and will resume on Monday 11 July.
  • Collections are fortnightly, so please check the recycling calendar for your next collection date.
  • Rubbish and co-mingled recycling are being prioritised.

Missed collections

  • If your rubbish or co-mingled recycling has not been collected on your street on your normal collection day, please leave it out and it will be picked up the next business day.
  • If it still hasn’t been picked up by midday on the next business day, please contact us on 04 499 4444.

Preparing your rubbish and recycling for collection

  • Only official receptacles (yellow Council rubbish bags, green/clear recycling bags and recycling wheelie bins) will be collected. We have a good stock of yellow Council rubbish bags at the Arapaki Service Centre, the Tip Shop, and Johnsonville, Kilbirnie, Newtown or Tawa libraries.
Use the green crates to recycle glass

45-litre green crates

An official Council 45-litre recycling crate must be used for your recyclable glass, ie glass bottles and jars only. There is a limit of 2 glass crates per household.

Note: For the safety of our collectors do not overfill your crates. Bulk recycling can be done at the Recycle Centre at the Southern Landfill.

Where can I buy a Council crate?

You can buy a glass recycling crate at:

Cost: $15