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Kerbside Recycling

Kerbside recycling has changed to fortnightly as of 1 August 2021 and is currently available in Dannevirke, Eketāhuna, Norsewood, Ormondville, Pahiatua and Woodville.  Please refer to the Kerbside Collection Day Calender below for information on collection days/weeks.  Please place bins at the kerbside by 7:30am on the day of collection.

Recycling can be placed in a plastic bin, which will be left on the kerbside after collection, or in a cardboard box, which will be collected with the recycling. Plastic, paper, cardboard and cans will be collected kerbside. Note: there is no kerbside collection for glass.

Kerbside recycling collection is FREE! No labels or stickers are required.

Kerbside Collection Day Calendar (PDF file, 203.1 KB)

  • Dannevirke: Tuesday
  • Eketāhuna: Thursday
  • Norsewood: Monday
  • Ormondville: Monday
  • Pahiatua: Thursday
  • Woodville: Thursday

Community Recycling Centres

The Tararua District has ten community recycling centres, the locations are as follows:

  • Ākitio: at the camping ground - Google Map
  • Dannevirke: at the Transfer Station, Easton Street - Google Map
  • Eketāhuna: behind the Service Centre, corner of Wilson Lane & Bridge Street - Google Map
  • Herbertville: at the Tautane Road intersection - Google Map
  • Norsewood: on Odin Street, alongside the Crown Hotel - Google Map
  • Ormondville: at the Community Hall - Google Map
  • Pahiatua: on the corner of Queen and Tudor Streets (open Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am - 4pm) - Google Map
  • Pongaroa: in the Community Hall carpark - Google Map
  • Weber: at the Weber Hall - Google Map
  • Woodville: at the Community Centre carpark, Ross Street - Google Map

If you have any queries regarding recycling, or any other solid waste matters, please call our Customer Service team on 06 374 4080 or 06 376 0110.

What Can I Recycle at a Community Recycling Centre?

Note: The below list is for community recycling centres only. Kerbside recycling collection will only cover plastic, paper, cardboard and cans - no glass.

  • Please rinse and squash all containers
  • Remove lids on all bottles and containers
  • Containers should be no larger than 4 litres

Download the Tararua District recycling brochure (PDF file, 3.9 MB)

Yes, you can recycle the following:

  • Newspapers, magazines, junk mail, brochures
  • Cardboard and non-foil wrapping paper
  • Dry food packages – e.g. flattened cereal boxes
  • Telephone directories
  • Writing paper, and envelopes (including those with windows)
  • Egg cartons
  • Hard Plastics - Type 1, 2, & 5 plastics (look for the recycling symbol, usually at the bottom of the container)
  • Plastic milk bottles, soft drink bottles
  • Plastic shampoo/conditioner, household cleaner bottles
  • Yoghurt pots, margarine tubs, ice-cream containers
  • Clear plastic takeaway food containers
  • Drink cans – aluminium and steel
  • Steel and tin cans
  • Glass bottles and jars (Recycling centres only - no kerbside collection

Please don't recycle the following:

  • Household rubbish, food waste, garden waste
  • Polystyrene – including meat trays
  • Plastic bags, cling wrap
  • Soft plastics (see below)
  • painted or wax paper
  • Disposable nappies
  • Hot ashes, garden waste
  • Seedling or plant pots
  • Drinking glasses
  • Pyrex cookware
  • Window or windscreen glass
  • Mirrors, frosted or crystal glass
  • Light bulbs
  • Ceramics, crockery, porcelain
  • All types of batteries
  • Pots and pans
  • Plastic cutlery and plates
  • Old clothes, shoes
  • Electronic and electrical items
  • Printer and toner cartridges
  • Toys, buckets or baskets
  • Rope, string or plastic strapping
  • CDs and CD cases
  • Bubble wrap or shrink wrap
  • Paint tins, fuel oil containers
  • Containers/bottles larger than 4 litres
  • Shellfish and fish waste
  • Hazardous waste and chemicals and other toxic material
  • Medical waste
  • Building waste

Anything that can easily be scrunched up in your hand, such as:

  • Food wrap
  • Bread bags
  • Wrapping (such as from toilet paper and muesli bars)
  • Chip packets
  • Frozen vegetable packaging
  • Shopping bags
  • Biscuit packaging

Plastic that WILL be accepted at our recycling centres:

(Look for recycling symbol and number, which is usually at the bottom of container)

  • Type 1 - water, juice and soft drinks
  • Type 2 - milk shampoo and cleaning product bottles and containers
  • Type 5 - takeaway meal containers, yoghurt and ice-cream containers.

Plastic that WILL NOT be accepted at our recycling centres:

  • Type 4 - soft plastics such as plastic bags, bread and produce bags, six-pack rings
  • Type 3 - clear food packaging, certain biscuit trays and coffee cup lids
  • Type 6 - disposable cutlery, plates, some meat trays and styrofoam products
  • Type 7 - other plastics or combined materials used for toys. Tetra-pak cartons e.g. long life milk, fruit juice, soups and sauces
  • Plastics with no recycling symbol, or that have a recycling symbol with no number are also not accepted at our recycling centres