FAQs - Solid Waste (Rubbish & Recycling)

We've put together some common questions we receive from our community about Solid Waste, Rubbish & Recycling and the corresponding answers.

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This is a district wide scheme to reduce waste in Horowhenua and is one of the main ways for us to reduce recyclable materials

being sent to landfill, we encourage the use of our bins by every household.

Can I send my recycling bin back for a refund?
No, unfortunately not. The crates are owned by the Council, not the property owner.

Horowhenua District Council will only accept small quantities of lead paint at its transfer stations. For larger quantities, contact the Levin Transfer Station/Midwest on 06 367 2915

How do I dispose of lead paint flakes?

Households stripping lead paint off homes should gather all flakes into a bag while surface stripping (to avoid double handling) and advise the Levin Transfer Station upon disposal.

Did you know?

Lead paint deposited in the general waste stream should be avoided because of the hazardous or toxic nature of these Lead substances. Lead paint when exposed to leachate inside the landfill environment generates lead oxide/s and is identified as a prohibited. Keeping Lead bagged in a sturdy plastic container (Barrel/Drum) will hold its shape and stability over years. The GPS mapping-in of a Lead paint filled drum provides to Council an ability to relocate its placement for safety and auditing purposes in future years.

Other paint can be taken to the Resene Paint Shop, 94 Cambridge Street for recycling. This is free for Resene brand paints, while other brands incur a small charge.

No person, organisation or company is allowed to cause a smoke nuisance. If a smoke nuisance is reported to Council (Urban smoke) or Horizons (Rural Smoke), in most instances the person responsible will be required to extinguish the fire.
To report a smoke nuisance please contact Councils Customer Services Team on (06) 366 0999, or Horizons on 24hr freephone: (+64) 0508 800 800

Replacement recycling bins can be arranged by contacting Council on (06) 366 0999 or emailing us enquiries@horowhenua.govt.nz or over the counter at our Customer Service Centres.

Replacement recycling bins are currently $17.00 per replacement. Visit Council to pay this fee and receive your replacement crate.

A second bin can also be requested if one bin is not enough to contain your household recycling. There is a cost for a second bin of $55 per year.

Please contact Council's Customer Services Team on 06 366 0999 or email enquiries@horowhenua.govt.nz to arrange a secondary crate.

When you purchase Council bags you have paid for the collection of these bags in accordance with the collection cycle. You are welcome to place as many bags at the kerb side for collection as you wish. There is no limit.
Remember to have all bags kerbside by 7.30am each collection day. Council bags are identified with Council details. Collectors will not pick up any other type of bag.

Council empties the street rubbish bins on an `as required basis'.
If you would like to report a bin that is overflowing, damaged or missing contact the Customer Services Team on (06) 366 0999 or email us at enquiries@horowhenua.govt.nz or over the counter at any of our Customer Service Centres.

A replacement recycling bin can be arranged by contacting Council on 366 0999 or email us enquiries@horowhenua.govt.nz or over the counter any our Customer Service Centres.

Replacement recycling bins are currently $17.00 per replacement. This fee must be paid to Council before the replacement bin will be delivered. If you are renting your property you may like to approach your land agent first, as some land agents are now adding the crates to their tenancy agreements. Crates can be replaced if they are damaged, please bring your damaged crate into either Levin or Foxton Service Centres to obtain a replacement bin.

A second bin can also be requested if one bin is not enough to contain your household recycling. There is a cost for a second bin. Please refer to Councils website.

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