Upper Hutt City Council provides a user-pays kerbside recycling collection service through it’s contractor – Waste Management Ltd. Waste Management Ltd provide receptacles and kerbside collection for household recyclables. Collection calendars are provided by Waste Management.
Contact Waste Management directly for for all general enquiries, such as:
- collection calendars
- the areas of the city they cover
- what they recycle
- the cost of their service, and
- days they collect on
- non collection
Residents may choose to use an alternative ‘private’ supplier such as Low Cost Bins. Low Cost Bins also provide a receptacles and kerbside collection for household recyclables.
All enquiries and complaints should be directed to the supplier who you have contracted to provide your kerbside recycling collection service.
You can also recycle paper and cardboard at the landfill (normal tip fees will apply). The landfill is shared by Upper Hutt City Council and Hutt City Council. Landfill location, costs and opening hours can be viewed in detail on Lower Hutt City Councils website
For information about recycling collection on statutory holidays, please contact your recycling service provider.
Recycling drop-off point
The Annual Plan 2016 – 2017 was adopted at the Extraordinary Council Meeting 29 June 2016 and became operative from 1 July 2016. Included within the Annual Plan 2016 – 2017 was a proposal to trial a recycling drop-off point which Council consulted on between 23 March and 28 April 2016.
Council will be installing a rates-funded recycling drop-off point, providing households with an alternative means to recycle. This will help conserve our landfill space, preserve our natural resources, and control rising waste disposal costs – we believe this is a great outcome for our entire community. Please note the drop-off point is intended to supplement and not replace the existing kerbside recycling collection.
View/download the Annual Plan 2016 – 2017 [PDF 3.1MB]
Soft plastics recycling
Shoppers can now take back their used soft plastic bags to supermarkets and retail premises. Participating stores include Countdown, New World, Pak N Save and the Warehouse.
The project will take all soft plastic bags including bread bags, frozen food bags, toilet paper packaging, confectionery and biscuit wrap, chip bags, pasta and rice bags, courier envelopes, shopping bags, sanitary hygiene packaging – basically anything made of plastic which can be scrunched into a ball.
Customers can bring their used soft plastics back to store and put them in the recycling bin. This will be collected from store by REDcycle who also run the programme in Australia.
Rural recycling program
Agrecovery offers a safe disposal programme for unwanted or expired agrichemicals. They also offer a recycling service for some plastic agrichemical, animal health and dairy hygiene containers. Many containers and chemicals are eligible for free or subsidised collection. For more information, visit their website on www.agrecovery.co.nz or call freephone 0800 247 326.
Last updated on 25 Oct 2016