FAQs

FAQs

What happens to our recycling?

Paper, cardboard, glass, aluminium, and steel are all recycled onshore.

We collect plastic types 1-7. 

Plastic types 1, 2 and 5 are recycled onshore, however plastic types 3, 4, 6 and 7  are currently sent to landfill until another solution is found.

This does not include plastic bags or other soft plastics. The Soft Plastics Recycling Scheme continues to collect soft plastics from nine selected Countdown and The Warehouse stores in Hamilton. This is a scheme Hamilton City Council is making a funding contribution towards.

Food scraps are collected and taken to a composting facility in Hampton Downs to be turned into compost.