Recycling Changes

We’re making a few changes to our kerbside recycling that will affect you. Due to some plastic types not being able to be recycled in New Zealand, from 31 May 2021 we’ll only be accepting plastics 1, 2 and 5 in your kerbside recycling. Clean cardboard, paper, tins, cans and glass will continue to be collected.

The information in our 'Recycling made easy' flyer will help you understand what you can and can’t recycle in your recycling wheelie bins and crates.

'Recycling made easy' flyer(PDF, 1MB)

To help make it easier, we've put together this video that explains what can and can't go in.

Find out more

For more information visit Council’s Main Office or Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō in Levin, Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom in Foxton, or the Shannon Library, phone 06 366 0999 or email