Zero Waste

Recycling and rubbish

Here you’ll find everything you need to know about recycling and rubbish.

From what to put into your bins at home and when they are collected, to how to reduce waste in the education, business, and construction sectors.

Your bin collection schedule

Enter your property address to find your collection day.

Bin collection schedule

What can I recycle?

Use our handy recycling search to see what can and can’t be recycled.

Recycling guide
Zero Waste 2040

The New Plymouth District Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (2023-2029) is the guiding document for achieving waste management and minimisation within the district.

Since the last plan was developed in 2017, the region has made significant progress with its actions to divert material from landfill through education and behaviour change, collaboration and new resource recovery services and infrastructure.

The 2023-2029 plan outlines the proposed strategic direction for our region and what actions we will take as a community to achieve our vision in the New Plymouth District of Zero Waste 2040: Empowering Taranaki to Achieve a Circular Economy. You can access and read the plan below.


Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (PDF, 6.4MB)

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Want to find out more?

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Check out Zero Waste Taranaki for tips on reducing waste at home, school and work.

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The recycling plant

Book a free tour of the recycling centre with Sustainable Taranaki. Suitable for a range of ages.

Book a tour

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The Junction - Zero Waste Hub, run by WISE and Sustainable Taranaki.

The Junction

Waste bins at events

Get advice on reducing waste at your next event and apply for funding.

Find out more

Report dumped rubbish

It is illegal to dump rubbish in public areas. You can keep Taranaki beautiful and help us find those responsible by reporting dumped rubbish at 0800 DUMPING (0800 386 7464).