bins-horizontal

Kaipatiki Information

Rubbish, Recycling & Reduce

The Average Aucklander sends about 160kg of rubbish to landfill every year. Of this, 65%per cent could have been avoided or put to better use. The tips in this guide will help you to reduce the amount of waste you send to landfill. It’s much easier than you might have thought!

  • A lot of rubbish can be reduced before it is even created - save on your bin tags
  • Before shopping consider what is needed (eg straws or disposable products), can it be reused or repaired -
  • There are now free repair cafes (https://repaircafeauckland.com/)locally and fixit.com to help.
  • Buy at, and support local second hand shops.
  • Need a shopping bag? Try a Boomarang Bag instead of getting a plastic bag – available from the Kaipatiki
  • Community Facilities Trust office.
  • See www.livelightly.nz for more great ideas to make a difference.

To make sure you are recycling as much as you can, follow our helpful guide:

  • You can recycle plastic, glass, metal and cardboard packaging containers from the kitchen, bathroom and laundry, as well as paper from home.
  • Please don’t put plastic bags in your Auckland Council recycling bin – they get caught in the sorting machines.
  • You can now drop these to collection points at local participating retailers.
  • For a full list of what can and can’t go in your recycling collection use our recycling search at makethemostofwaste.co.nz

Please note:

  • Rinse and squash all containers
  • Leave the lids on all bottles and containers
  • Containers should be no larger than 4 litres
  • Include paper, cardboard and milk and juice cartons e.g. Tetra Pak® cartons in your recycling bin.

On your collection day

Putting your rubbish and recycling out

  • Attach the pre-paid bin tag onto the left-hand bin handle of your rubbish bin so collectors can see it. (Recycling bins don’t require a tag). Remember, your rubbish bin won’t be collected without a tag!
  • Leave your bin(s) as close as you can to the kerbside, clear of the footpath and clear of other bins and away from signs, lamp posts, trees and parked cars.
  • Make sure your bins are not overfull and that the lids can closed.
  • Place your bins out the night before your usual collection day or by 7am on your collection day. Remember, your collection day is usually one day later after public holidays.
  • For information about loss of bin, damage to bin or collection date changes, please visit aucklandcouncil.govt.nz or call 09 301 0101.
  • Remember if you don’t put your rubbish and recycling out right, it may not be collected.
rubbish-graphic-auckland-council

Food and garden waste

Reduce your food waste, save money
Using all the food you buy and composting food scraps, tea and coffee grounds are two easy ways to reduce food waste sent to landfill.

The Love Food Hate Waste movement supports Aucklanders to minimise their food waste at home. Visit lovefoodhatewaste.co.nz for tips on meal planning and safe storage.

Get composting
Composting is a great way to keep the goodness in your garden. It’s easier and cleaner than you might have thought.

Auckland Council provides support to get you composting, through the council funded compost collective. To find out more about free courses and local advice visit compostcollective.org.nz or call 09 482 1672.

Types of composting

  • Compost bin: For food scraps, garden pruning, grass and dead leaves.
  • Worm farm: Use to dispose of food scraps and small amounts of paper.
  • Bokashi fermentation bucket: For food scraps, including meat and cooked leftovers.

Garden waste

  • Garden waste is grass clippings, branches, weeds, plants and wood.
  • What can I do with my garden waste?
  • Use your garden waste to build healthy compost.
  • Mulch your lawn clippings and garden waste.
  • Take your garden waste to a nearby transfer station or green waste drop-off point.
  • Sign up with a green waste collection company.
people-composting-food-scraps

Inorganic collections

Donate it. Sell it. Book it in

Auckland Council has changed how they collect inorganic items, to make things better for everyone. They now collect from inside your property boundary once a year. This means less mess on the street, so your neighbourhood is tidier and safer. Reusable items are made available to local community groups who can use them as much as possible.

There are lots of things you can do to keep inorganics out of landfill. Consider donating or selling your items before booking an inorganic collection. To book in your inorganic collection go to makethemostofwaste.co.nz/inorganic-collection

Big items don’t belong in rubbish
Please don’t put large household items in your recycling or rubbish collection. There are other ways to dispose of these things responsibly.

You can:

  • Recycle, repair, donate, gift or exchange items
  • Drop them off at a transfer station during opening hours (charges may apply)
  • Contact the manufacturer to see if they will take the product back for recycling.

Hazardous waste

Household hazardous waste is unwanted household products and chemicals that can potentially harm people’s health or pollute the environment. Hazardous waste often has labels such as ‘warning’, ‘caution’, ‘danger’, ‘poison’ or ‘do not dispose of with household rubbish’.

The best way to manage hazardous waste is to eliminate or reduce its use whenever possible.

people-putting-out-inorganic-waste
inorganic-waste

Organisations and Companies that can help with recycling, disposal, etc

Reuse Shops

Beach Haven

St Vincent de Paul
211 Beach Haven Road
09 482 3017
www.svdp.org.nz

Glenfield

St Vincent de Paul
75 Ellice Road
09 443 5274

Hospice Ellice Rd Warehouse
60 Ellice Rd
09 441 6679
ellicerd.shop@hospicenorthshore.org.nz

North Shore Hospice Shop
27 Link Drive
09 443 4061

St John Opportunity Shop
18 Link Drive
09 444 9531
www.stjohn.org.nz

The Salvation Army Family Store
407 Glenfield Road 09 441 7494
www.salvationarmy.org.nz

Red Cross Shop
450 Glenfield Road
09 443 3034
www.redcross.org.nz

Sweet Charity Home Store 96 Bentley Avenue
022 422 6885
www.sweetcharity.co.nz

Northcote

Savemart
30 College Road
09 419 4537
savemart.co.nz

Northcote Baptist Op Shop
103A Lake Road
09 480 7564

Birkenhead

The Salvation Army Family Store
42 Birkenhead Avenue
09 480 6718
www.salvationarmy.org.nz

North Shore Hospice Shop
1 Hammond Place
09 480 2522

IHC Op Shop
50 Mokoia Road
09 419 1957

SPCA
60 Mokoia Road
022 590 0114
www.rnzspca.org.nz

SPCA
231 Hinemoa Street
09 418 3536
www.rnzspca.org.nz

North Shore Resource Centre
Useful stuff for schools, early childhood centres, community groups, craft and care groups.
44 Mahara Avenue, Birkenhead
021 165 3841
northshoreresourcecentre.org.nz

E-Waste / electronics, battery recycling, polystyrene, household appliances and secure document destruction

Abilities Group
91 Hillside Rd, Glenfield
09 444 00611
www.abilities.co.nz

Paint disposal

Renene Paintwise
8 croftfield Lane, Wairau Park
09 444 4387

Engine oil disposal

Repco North Shore
79 Wairau Road
09 444 4505

Metal Salvage Services

16 Hillside Road
Wairau Valley 09 444 6368
www.metalsalvage.co.nz

Auckland Scrap Metal
245 Archers Rd, Glenfield
09 444 9700
0800 44 88 99
www.aucklandscrapmetal.co.nz

Curtain Recycling

Drop off point – Kaipatiki project
17 Lauderdale Road, Birkdale.
We help turn old curtains into new ones for those in need. VisionWest runs a curtain-bank. They take old curtains, they clean them, they adjust them where needed and provide them to low-income families to help keep their houses warm.

Re-purposing

Boomerang Bags Kaipatiki North Shore
15 Chartwell Ave, Glenfield
Mobilizes communities to make re-useable ‘Boomerang Bags’ using recycled materials, to be used instead of plastic bags.
sustainability@kaipatikicommunityfacilitiestrust.org.nz

Kaipatiki Lead Advocate for local communities

Kaipatiki Community Facilities Trust Hub
15 Chartwell Ave, Glenfield
The Kaipatiki Community Facilities Trust provides community development and a variety of programmes, events and projects.

Other Helpful Sites

aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/rubbish-recycling/Pages/community-recycling-centres.aspx

Community Recycling Centre
Devonport, 27 Lake Road, Devonport
09 444 1999
globalactionplanoceania.com/devonport-community-recycling-centre
Refill Eco Store Products

aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

makethemostofwaste.co.nz

trademe.co.nz

Composting
sharewaste.org.nz
Join the collective. Share your waste

compostcollective.org.nz
Learn what composting system is best for you.

Soft plastic recycling
recycling.kiwi.nz/solutions/soft-plastics/

curved-background-green