Specialised Recycling - Cartons, lightbulbs & batteries

Recycling trial for food and beverage cartons - image of saveBOARD.

Beverage Cartons

From Monday 9 May, we're introducing a one-month recycling trial for Tetra Pak®-type liquid paperboard cartons. These cartons, used for things like long-life milk, plant-based milks and juices, will be recycled into low-carbon building materials made by Hamilton-based company, saveBOARD.

How to prepare your beverage cartons for recycling

  • Open them out flat
  • Rinse and dry
  • Leave lid on
  • Drop off at one of the community collection locations

How to prepare cartons for recycling(PDF, 698KB)

Watch how saveBOARD reuses the cartons

Collection points

Council Civic Building

Specialised Recycling at Horowhenua District Council Civic Building. Hours: 

Monday to Friday (except Wednesdays): 9am to 5pm
Wednesday: 9.30am to 5pm

Closed: Weekends and Public Holidays.

Council can be contacted 24 hours a day 7 days a week by phone.

Location: 126 Oxford Street, Levin 5510

Phone: 06 366 0999

Email: enquiries@horowhenua.govt.nz

 

 

Batteries

Battery station.

As lithium-ion batteries power more and more of our electronics, they are ending up in our recycling bins, and recycling plants are battling hundreds of battery-caused blazes.

A single lithium-ion battery in a singing greeting card or discarded e-cigarette pen is enough to spark a flame.

A fire could start in one of our recycling trucks, caused by a lithium-ion battery being disposed of incorrectly in a kerbside recycling bin.

Batteries contain lots of valuable materials that can be recycled. 

Please, no laptop, phone, car, tool or damaged batteries in the bins - these can all be recycled at our Foxton Transfer Station.

Collection points

Council Civic Building

Specialised Recycling at Horowhenua District Council Civic Building. Hours: 

Monday to Friday (except Wednesdays): 9am to 5pm
Wednesday: 9.30am to 5pm

Closed: Weekends and Public Holidays.

Council can be contacted 24 hours a day 7 days a week by phone.

Location: 126 Oxford Street, Levin 5510

Phone: 06 366 0999

Email: enquiries@horowhenua.govt.nz

Foxton Transfer Station

Hours: 
Monday, Thursday and Friday: 12 noon to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11am to 4pm
Closed: Tuesday and Wednesday, Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Location: Purcell Street, Foxton 4814

 

 

 

Lightbulbs and Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL)

Lightbulb recycling station.

There is a free CFL collection box in Horowhenua District Council's Civic Building, and one at the Foxton Transfer Station.

Fluorescent lamps contain mercury, a highly toxic waste, which if disposed of irresponsibly can pollute waterways and damage the environment. Council has sponsored a collection by Interwaste, the only company in New Zealand offering a zero-to-landfill 100% recycling service for all forms of mercury lamps.

Where do my bulbs go?

  • Aluminium from tube ends is recycled into cast products such as ingot used for foundry application.
  • Glass from lamps are separated and recycled into the glass wool used to insulate homes.
  • Mercury is distilled from separated powders and then re-used in the manufacture of dental amalgam.
  • Phosphor powder from the tubes is used for the manufacture of fertiliser products and sold to New Zealand and Australian agriculture industries.

Collection points

Council Civic Building

Specialised Recycling at Horowhenua District Council Civic Building. Hours: 

Monday to Friday (except Wednesdays): 9am to 5pm
Wednesday: 9.30am to 5pm

Closed: Weekends and Public Holidays.

Council can be contacted 24 hours a day 7 days a week by phone.

Location: 126 Oxford Street, Levin 5510

Phone: 06 366 0999

Email: enquiries@horowhenua.govt.nz

Mitre 10 - Levin

Hours: 
Monday to Friday: 7.30am to 5.30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8.30am to 4.30pm

Location: 6 Totara Street, Levin 5510

Phone: 06 368 2268

Website : mitre10.co.nz

 

 

 

Bread tags

Recycling bread tags. Collect your plastic bread tags and drop them off at Horowhenua District Council's Civic Building or Te Whare Mahana Community Hub.  

The bread tags are sold to a plastics company in South Africa which makes seedlings trays, and the funds are used to purchase wheelchairs for those in need.

 

Collection points

Council Civic Building

Specialised Recycling at Horowhenua District Council Civic Building. Hours: 

Monday to Friday (except Wednesdays): 9am to 5pm
Wednesday: 9.30am to 5pm

Closed: Weekends and Public Holidays.

Council can be contacted 24 hours a day 7 days a week by phone.

Location: 126 Oxford Street, Levin 5510, New Zealand 

Phone: 06 366 0999

Email: enquiries@horowhenua.govt.nz