What Goes Where

Find out what can go in Horowhenua District Council Rubbish bags, recycling crates and wheelie bins.

Council Rubbish Bag

These items can go in your Horowhenua District Council rubbish bag:

  • Bedding (poor condition, wet, stained, torn)
  • Board games (poor condition, parts missing)
  • Bubblewrap
  • CDs (poor condition, broken) 
  • Clingfilm
  • Clothing (poor condition, wet, stained, torn)
  • Corks
  • Crockery and cutlery (poor condition, broken)
  • Disposable plates
  • Fabric (poor condition, wet, stained, torn)
  • Glass (broken) - wrap in newspaper and place in your Council rubbish bag.
  • Glasses / eyewear (broken) -  wrap in newspaper and place in your Council rubbish bag.
  • Hair / fur
  • Light bulb (broken, halogen, incandescent, LED) - wrap in newspaper and place in your Council rubbish bag.
  • Light bulb (energy saver / fluorescent) - wrap in newspaper and place in your Council rubbish bag.
  • Makeup
  • Meat trays - plastic (due to contamination from meat juice) and polystyrene 
  • Mirrored glass - wrap in newspaper and place in your Council rubbish bag.
  • Perfume bottle - wrap in newspaper and place in your Council rubbish bag.
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic wrap / Gladwrap
  • Polystyrene
  • Printer cartridges
  • Pyrex glass (poor condition, broken) -  wrap in newspaper and place in your Council rubbish bag.
  • Rubbish (household)
  • Shoes (poor condition, wet, stained, torn)
  • Soft plastics
  • Tissues
  • Toner cartridges
  • Toys in poor condition (mixed material / wood / hard plastic)
  • Videos and DVDs (poor condition, broken)
  • Waxed cardboard cartons (plastic-coated cardboard) - eg takeaway cups, milk or custard cartons.
  • Window glass (broken) - wrap in newspaper and place in your Council rubbish bag.
  • Wool.

Council Green Glass Recycling Crate

These items can go in your Horowhenua District Council Glass Recycling Crate (please make sure all items are empty and clean): 

  • Alcohol bottles
  • Beer bottles  
  • Glass food jars - remove lid, those can go in your Council wheelie bin
  • Wine bottles (glass).

Council Green Recycling Wheelie Bin

These items can go in your Horowhenua District Council Recycling Wheelie Bin (please make sure all items are empty and clean):

  • Aluminium cans
  • Books (paperback, used poor condition, stained, torn)
  • Box (cardboard)
  • Box (plastic)
  • Cans / tins
  • Cardboard
  • Egg cartons
  • Junk mail
  • Milk bottles
  • Metal lids from jars and bottles
  • Newspapers / magazines
  • Paper
  • Phone books
  • Plastic containers (numbers 1-7)
  • Steel food tins and cans
  • Takeaway food containers (clean plastic)
  • Yoghurt pots (clean)

Foxton or Shannon Waste Transfer Recycling Stations

These items can be taken to the Foxton or Shannon Waste Transfer Recycling Stations:

  • Carpet
  • Concrete 
  • Dirt / clean fill / soil
  • E-Waste (anything electrical)
  • Furniture (poor condition, broken)
  • Garden waste 
  • Grass / greenage
  • Heater (electric)
  • Leaves
  • Mattress (poor condition, wet, stained, torn)
  • Televisions
  • Timber / wood
  • Topsoil
  • Trees / stumps
  • Tyres
  • Wood pellets.

Can't be disposed on Kerbside

 These items can't be disposed of in your Council kerbside collected bags, wheelie bins, or crates:

Item  
Aluminium Take to a metal recyclers
Aluminium foil Take to a metal recyclers
Batteries (Car) Take to a metal recyclers OR can be taken to the Foxton or Shannon Waste Transfer Recycling Stations
Batteries (household) Take to a metal recyclers OR can be taken to the Foxton or Shannon Waste Transfer Recycling Stations
Bicycles / bike parts (poor condition, rusted) Take to a metal recyclers OR can be taken to the Foxton or Shannon Waste Transfer Recycling Stations.
Brass Take to a metal recyclers
Car parts Take to a metal recyclers
Cars (unwanted, for scrap) Contact your local wreckers. You could get cash for your old car.
Chemical waste Take to a chemical collection and disposal company.
Computers Take to a metal recyclers.
Copper Take to a metal recyclers.
Corrugated Iron Take to a metal recyclers.
Diesel Take to a chemical collection and disposal company.
Dishwashers Take to a metal recyclers OR can be taken to the Foxton or Shannon Waste Transfer Recycling Stations.
Electrical cable Take to a metal recyclers.
Fluorescent lights  Fluorescent lights contain mercury and must be properly disposed of. Contact Interwaste for options to properly recycle your fluorescent lights. 
Food scraps Turn food scraps into compost for you garden.
Fridge / freezer (Broken) Take to a metal recyclers OR can be taken to the Foxton or Shannon Waste Transfer Recycling Stations.
Fridge / freezer (Repairable) Take to a whiteware repairs.
Garden / Green Waste   Compost in your garden or can be taken to the Foxton or Shannon Waste Transfer Recycling Stations.
Gas cylinders (de-gassed and valve removed) Take to a metal recyclers.
Heater (gas) Take to a metal recyclers.
Herbicides Take to a chemical collection and disposal company.
Iron (metal) Take to a metal recyclers.
Joinery (aluminium) Take to a metal recyclers.
Medicine Take to your local pharmacy for safe disposal.
Mobile phones (any condition) Take to Noel Leeming, Levin or visit Re:Mobile for more options to recycle your mobile phone.
Monitors Take to a metal recyclers OR can be taken to the Foxton or Shannon Waste Transfer Recycling Stations.
Needles / syringes Take to your local pharmacy for safe disposal.
Oil (cooking) Take to a Waste cooking oil removal company.
Oil (engine) Take to a metal recyclers OR can be taken to the Foxton Waste Transfer Recycling Stations.
Oven Take to a metal recyclers OR can be taken to the Foxton or Shannon Waste Transfer Recycling Stations.
Paint Take to a Resene ColourShop.
Pesticides Take to a chemical collection and disposal company.
Petrol Take to a chemical collection and disposal company.
Pots and pans (poor condition, stainless steel) Take to a metal recyclers.
Scrap metal Take to a metal recyclers.
Solvents Take to a chemical collection or disposal company.
Spray cans (empty) Take to a metal recyclers.
Stainless steel Take to a metal recyclers.
Tin (metal) Take to a metal recyclers.
Tools (poor condition / broken) Take to a metal recyclers.
Trailers Take to a metal recyclers.
Whiteware Take to a metal recyclers OR can be taken to the Foxton or Shannon Waste Transfer Recycling Stations.
Window (complete with frame, no glass) Take to a metal recyclers.

 

Donate to your local charity shop

If an item is in good, usable condition, don't throw it out. It can be donated to your local charity shop. This includes:

  • Bedding
  • Board games (all parts included)
  • CDs
  • Clothing
  • Crockery and cutlery
  • Fabric
  • Furniture
  • Glasses / eyewear
  • Mattress
  • Musical instruments
  • Pots and pans
  • Pyrex glass
  • Shoes
  • Sports equipment
  • Tools
  • Toys
  • Videos and DVDs.