What Goes Where

Overview

Do you accept the challenge? All waste, even recycled materials, will have an impact on our environment. Let’s produce as little rubbish as possible. This “What Goes Where” for rubbish and recycling will help you make sure that your household waste products end up where they need to.

Check out the video below for our most common items found in recycling that just shouldn't be there!

Council Rubbish Bag

Some items cannot be recycled and will need to be disposed of appropriately. The following items can go in your Horowhenua District Council rubbish bag.

  • Bedding (poor condition, wet, stained, torn)
  • Bubblewrap
  • Clothing and shoes (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.
  • 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.
  • Pizza boxes 
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic wrap / Gladwrap
  • Polystyrene
  • Pyrex glass (poor condition, broken) -  wrap in newspaper and place in your Council rubbish bag.
  • Rubbish (household)
  • Soft plastics
  • Takeaway cups (coffee, soft drinks)
  • Tissues / paper towels (used)
  • Toys in poor condition (mixed material / wood / hard plastic)
  • Videos, CDs 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): 

  • Glass bottles (lids removed)
  • Glass food jars - remove lid, those can go in your Council wheelie bin.

Some types of glass are dangerous to recycling collectors or can't be easily recycled because they melt at different temperatures.

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
  • Cardboard - excludes pizza boxes due to contamination
  • Egg cartons
  • Junk mail
  • Metal lids from jars and bottles 
  • Milk bottles (lids removed)
  • Newspapers
  • Paper
  • Plastic drink bottles (lids removed) 
  • Plastic food containers (numbers 1-7) - this excludes meat trays due to contamination from meat juice and soft plastics. These go in your Council rubbish bag. 
  • Shampoo, conditioner or body wash bottles (clean plastic)
  • Steel food tins and cans
  • Takeaway food containers (clean plastic).

Don't forget to wash and squash. Non-recyclable materials can endanger recycling collectors, break machinery or contaminate recyclables. If your bin contains non-recyclable materials, we may not be able to collect it.

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)
  • Fire extinguisher 
  • Furniture (poor condition, broken)
  • Garden waste 
  • Gas cylinder / LPG bottle 
  • 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.
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.