New Recycling Calendar on its Way

21 October 2011

A new 15-month recycling calendar is being mailed out, along with a flyer on what can and can't be recycled. If your household uses recycling bags, you'll also receive a new six-month supply of bags.

Recycling bags arriving soon

Recycling bags arriving soon

The Council's CitiOperations Manager, Mike Mendonca, says since the new scheme started five months ago, there has been an 8 percent drop in the number of rubbish bags going to the landfill.

This reflects the fact that more Wellington households are now participating in recycling - 95 percent of suburban households compared with 74 percent under the old scheme.

Things to remember:

  • Two recycling bags equal one recycling bin - 26 bags should last six months.
  • For regular household waste use yellow Council rubbish bags, not recycling bags. Council rubbish bags can be purchased at supermarkets and our Service Centre at 101 Wakefield Street.
  • Put glass in your green crate, not in recycling bags or wheelie bins.
  • Do not put broken glass into the crate.
  • Only recycling in Council-approved containers will be collected - green crate, wheelie bin or green recycling bags.
  • Only material that has been properly separated will be collected.
  • Hypodermic needles and syringes cannot be recycled.

Anyone who hasn't received a calendar, information flyer and recycling bags (bag households only) by the end of October, should phone us on (04) 499 4444.