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It's estimated up to 70% of landfill waste via kerbside rubbish bags could be recycled. That's why we've put this page together with some key reminders about kerbside recycling.
We have decided that our kerbside recycling collection is an essential service, although this is not the case for a lot of New Zealand. We’ve done our very best to continue this service as normal. However, please look after our collection teams and do not approach them or their trucks.
What can you do to help us?
1.Put your plastic and tins out for collection as normal. Although these items will go to landfill, please don’t put them in your rubbish bags as it will quickly overload this system.
2.If possible, store your plastics and tins until the recycling in Napier returns to normal.
If you have any questions about recycling, call our Customer Services Team on 835 7579 and select 6.
Have questions about kerbside recycling? We've possibly answered these already in our Frequently Asked Questions.
To find out what day we collect from your house weekly, enter your address into our Rubbish and Recycling Database.
Please make sure your recycling is out by 7am on the morning of your collection - and out at the kerbside edge, near the road in front of your property, but not on the road. If you live down a right-of-way put your crates at the kerbside at the end of your right-of-way.
Some or all items in a crate may be left behind. If we leave items behind we'll put a sticker on them to tell you why, to help you get it right for the next time. Here's some of the reasons why this could happen:
Omarunui landfill takes about 70,000 tonnes of waste every year. If this waste was not compacted and left above ground it'd fill almost two Westpac Trust Sports Stadiums.
But almost half of what is sent to Omarunui could be recycled or composted. Our Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP) adopted in late 2018 aims to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill by promoting the Five Rs - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover and Residual Management.
We urge our citizens to be mindful of what they consume and to try to buy items that are not packaged, packaged less or in an environmentally-friendly way. That's at the reduce end. But then we'd encourage you to recycle all that you can.
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