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Glass Collection

Due to the effects of Covid, kerbside glass collections are on hold in New Plymouth District until Monday 25 April (Anzac Day).

Until then, please do not put your blue crate out for collection. Either take your glass bottles and jars to a transfer station for free, or store them until the collection restarts on Anzac Day.

Please keep putting out food scraps, recycling and landfill bins as usual.

Your blue glass crate is collected fortnightly. You can check when your next pick-up is scheduled by searching the bin collection schedule or downloading the free NPDC Recycling and Rubbish app to your smartphone.

Please don't overfeed your glass crate.  Glassware stacked over the inside line can fall and smash, and will be too heavy for the collector to pick up.  If you have more glass than your crate can handle, try asking your neighbours if they have some extra space or take it to a transfer station for recycling which is free of charge. Please keep the weight of the contents below 12kg.

Please feed your glass crate only clean glass with no lids.

Glass bottles in a crate
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Put these in your glass bin These can't go in your glass bin

Glass bottles

Full bottles Light bulbs
Glass jars Dirty jars TV or computer screens
  Window glass Drinking glasses
  Broken glass Pyrex or other glass cookware
Don't overfiill your glass crate

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