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.


Suspension to glass kerbside collection service

Due to Covid affecting our contractor's staff, there will be no collection of the blue GLASS CRATE between 5 - 9th June. We apologise for the inconvenience. 

If your blue crate is scheduled to be emptied during this time, you can either hold onto your glass until the next collection day or take your glass to the nearest transfer station or the Junction on Colson Road for free disposal.

Zero Waste 2040

Zero Waste 2040 is our aspirational goal to have no rubbish or waste going into our landfill by 2040. It is a big challenge that will require big changes and everyone working together.

We are well on the way, with the introduction of the food scraps collection service in 2019, diverting 150 tonnes of food waste from the landfill each month. The opening of the Junction Zero Waste Hub on Colson Road is also a huge step forward for our district’s Zero Waste goal, providing a centre for waste reduction, recycling, hands-on education and a fun reuse shop to buy upcycled goods.

We are all in this together, and together we can make a difference.  


Waste Management and Minimisation Plan

Fruit in a mesh bag

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

Want to find out more?

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

Zero Waste Taranaki

The recycling plant

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

Book a tour

The Junction signage

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).