Wondering if you can place batteries or plastic bags in your recycling bin? Ever looked at an item and second guessed if it needs to go in your recycling bin or the rubbish bin? If this is the case, don’t worry, we have all been there and we want to educate you on what can and can’t go in your recycling bin. As it is no secret that incorrect recycling can cost up to $1 million each year.
The items you should not put into your recycling bin:
Chip and cookie packets / Plastic Straws
Single use paper cups
Face masks and gloves
All fabrics/ Towels/ Clothes/ Curtains
Electrical items (Hose and wires)
Mirror / light bulbs / window glass
These items either clog the machine, cause fires in the pick up trucks or can not be recylced.
What CAN go into your recycling bin:
(Please rinse items before you place them in your recycling bin)
Pizza boxes (without food inside)
Hard plastic food trays
Liquid paper board cartons
Plastic takeaway containers
Plastic cookie trays
Broken glass bottles
Glass bottles / glass jars
Paper / newspaper / magazines / Glossy advertising material
Where can I take my soft plastics?
Some stores around Auckland have special soft plastic recycling bins that anyone can place their soft plastics into.
If you can’t find a soft recycling station near your home then please place them into your rubbish bin.
Where can I recycle my gas bottle and batteries?
Gas bottles can be taken to your local transfer station or community recycling centre
Wondering how to get ride of the other items that can’t go into your recycle bin?
Go to Auckland Council website or go here – HOW TO GET RID OF UNWANTED ITEMS