Tip Shop and Recycle Centre

The Tip Shop accepts donated items that people no longer want that are still in usable condition and gives them a second life.

COVID-19 update

During Orange settings many of our services and facilities are impacted, including The Tip Shop and Recycle Centre. For more information visit our COVID-19 Services and facilities page.

The inside of the Tip Shop showing stacks of books, toys and items hanging from the ceiling.

Our mission

Wellington City Council is committed to reducing, reusing and recycling waste. The Tip Shop and Recycle Centre is just one of the ways we divert waste from the landfill. Before you throw out that old toaster or that set of golf clubs gathering cobwebs in the garden shed, consider giving it a second life at the Tip Shop.


Location and hours

View Tip Shop and Recycle Centre location and hours


What we sell

As well as being a place to drop of items, the shop is a great place to pick up a range of bargains. The Tip Shop sells:

  • furniture and kitchen items
  • bric-a-brac
  • building and gardening materials
  • tools
  • toys
  • books
  • clothes
  • bike parts
  • electronics.
The drop off location outside the tip shop at the Southern Landfill

Dropping off items

The Tip Shop is a great way to make sure your items have a second life. The above list should give you an idea of what items we accept. Due to demand and availability this can change so feel free to get in touch before you drop something off. Please make sure all goods being donated are in reusable condition, otherwise we may not accept them.

Only one customer can access the Tip Shop drop-off area at a time, please wait in your vehicle until it is free.

Before you visit, see where to drop your e-waste, clothing and textiles, metal caps and lids and other recyclables: Things to think about before you drop off waste.

The recycling bins at the Southern Landfill, including plastic and cans, cardboard and paper

Find us online

Shop from the comfort of your home using our Trade Me account . You can find us by searching 'tipshop' in the Trade Me member profile section. Please note, we reserve the right to put items on Trade Me. All profits go towards the running of your favourite Tip Shop.

Or find out about special deals, interesting items on sale, and what's available on the Wellington Tip Shop on Facebook


Other services

Water tanks

200 litre water tanks are available at the Tip Shop during opening hours, including weekends.

Cost: $115
Limit of two tanks per family. Contact us first to make sure we have tanks in stock, phone 04 383 4438.

If you want more than two tanks, contact The Tank Guy directly.

See more about water tanks.

Garden products

You can also buy bagged compost and garden products at the Tip Shop. View our Capital Compost product range.

We also sell bottle recycling creates and Council rubbish bags

More information

For more information get in touch with our Tip Shop staff.

Phone: 04 383 4438

Email: tipshopenquiries@wcc.govt.nz