There will be no changes to kerbside collections due to King's Birthday (Monday 3 June). Pop your bins out as usual by 7am on your normal collection day.



What happens to our recycling?

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

Only plastics 1, 2, and 5 are recycled onshore and can go into your yellow lidded kerbside recycling bins, along with paper, cardboard, clean tins and cans.

Plastics 3, 4, 6, and 7 are known as ‘hard to recycle’ and there are limited recycling options for them in New Zealand or overseas. They make up less than 5% of all plastics currently in the kerbside recycling.

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.