Recycling in 2023

Saturday 4 Februry is the day that our recycling programme kicks off for the new year. Every first Saturday of the month, we will be at the Ngaio Union Church in Crofton Road, collecting items for recycling that are not collected in the kerbside recycling.

What we accept for recycling each month

  • Plastic lids type 2. These lids must be marked with the type 2 recycling symbol. Anything without a symbol will need to be sent with your household rubbish. The plastics will need to be separated into the correct buckets, as the different plastics are processed differently.
  • Plastic lids type 5. These lids must be marked with the type 5 recycling symbol. As above the type 5 plastics will be separated into individual buckets.
  • Metal Lids –including for example Crown caps, metal screw tops, sparkling wine wires, metal jar lids, ring-pull caps.
  • Colgate only oral care products and packaging including brushes, floss containers, tubes. Make sure excess product is removed, and that all is dry. Electric toothbrush heads are not recyclable.
  • Tetrapaks – best squashed, even better, cut opened out and dried.
  • Household and hearing aid batteries.
  • Curtains – must be mould free so they can be re-purposed.
  • Wool balls of wool which Crafty Volunteers, can use in their knitting for charity.
  • Bread bag tags.
  • Rubber bands from delivered Dominion Posts

We will also soon publish a schedule of larger item collections for 2022. If you have space, hold onto your car batteries, small metal items (supermarket bag size), E waste, coffee capsules and food grade silicon)

How can you help?

please make sure that your collection is sorted into the correct containers. We recommend sorting at home, but there is always the opportunity for a chat if you choose to sort into our buckets.

And if any plastic lids are not marked with a recycling number – the need to go into your rubbish unfortunately.

We can no longer collect razors and shaving equipment, but are looking for alternate ways of recycling these. The Sustainability Trust is now promoting shaving equipment that is plastic free.

Please only bring in Colgate oral care recycling. The Sustainability Trust no longer collects these items, so we are sending our collection directly to the Colgate recycling programme.

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