To find out more about which items can and can't be recycled check out our What to do with your waste search.
You cannot put hazardous waste in your rubbish such as:
- paints, chemicals and solvents
garden pesticide and weed killer
- gases and propellants
CFL power-saving lightbulbs and other fluorescent lamps (they have mercury in them)
These items are a hazard to our collectors. Take household hazardous waste products to the hazardous waste store at the Southern Landfill Transfer Station.
Large amounts of garden waste are not suitable for collections. Take green waste (such as grass clippings, hedge trimmings, small logs and soil) to the Southern Landfill for composting, or compost it at home.
Large amounts of rubbish
You may have large volumes of rubbish that is unsuitable for collections in the Council's official rubbish bags. The 70 litre Council rubbish bags have a weight limit of 15kg. If your rubbish bag exceeds this weight it may not be collected. You may consider:
Private waste collectors:
- Transpacific AllBrite Limited 04 568 5521
- Full Circle 0800 732 925
Sharp or dangerous objects – Safety of our collectors
Do not leave sharp or dangerous objects in your rubbish. To ensure the safety of our collectors please ensure any sharp or dangerous items are wrapped safely in paper.
Under the Waste Management Bylaw fines of up to $400 can apply if you:
- leave rubbish out for collection that is not in an official Wellington City Council rubbish bag
- do not remove any rubbish which Council staff have left behind because it is unsuitable for collection.
Report people who dump rubbish
Report people who dump rubbish on the side of the road, by streams, on beaches or in our parks and reserves. This pollutes our environment and harms wildlife. Report via our