The landfill bin is for any non-recyclable or non-compostable materials. To reduce what goes into your landfill bin, recycle and compost as much as you can and donate any good-quality used items or materials.
Disposing of items in landfills takes valuable resources out of our economy, and requires new natural resources to make more products. Landfills also need to be carefully managed to minimise effects on the environment and our climate, making them expensive to run.
Your landfill bin is picked up fortnightly with your glass crate, on the alternate week to your recycling bin.
Your landfill bin is picked up by the mechanical arms of a landfill collection truck. To make sure your bin can be emptied, ensure that it is at least 30cm away from any other bin or crate, and 1m from any cars, fences or trees. Do not place your bin below a tree, unless there is a 3m clearance between the top of the bin and the foliage. Please keep the weight of the contents below 35kg.
||Don't feed me|
|Plastic bottles and containers with 3, 4, 6 or 7 in the triangle||Plastic containers with 1, 2 or 5 in the triangle|
|Plastic containers without a 1-7 symbol in a triangle||Food scraps|
|Plastic bags and soft plastic wrapping/packaging. Any plastics that are soft/scrunchable can be recycled at participating Countdown supermarkets – check Soft Plastic Recycling to find out more||Recyclables|
|Nappies, hygiene products (please wrap in other packaging or a bag)||Glass bottles and jars|
|Pet waste (wrapped)||Lithium batteries|
|Plastic containers without a 1-7 symbol in a triangle||Hot ash|
|Expanded polystyrene, polystyrene foam - broken down and bagged||Medical waste and needles|
|Drink cartons||Hazardous waste or chemicals|
|Lids smaller than 10 cm (these cannot be recycled)||Paints, solvents and chemical containers|
|Coffee cups||Compostable garden or green waste|
|Broken glass (please wrap)||Liquids|
|Non-compostable plants, noxious weeds and pest plants including: agapanthus, flax, trandescantia/wandering willy and wild ginger||
Electronics or electrical appliances
Reusable items in good condition (to find alternatives for disposing of these items see the Zero Waste Taranaki Directory)
Compostable garden waste should not be placed in your landfill bin. Compost green waste at home or drop it at one of our transfer stations for a fee. You can also organise a green waste collection with a commercial green waste collector.
Only these types of plants can go in your landfill bin:
You can find more information and see images of pest plants in the below document prepared by the Taranaki Regional Council.