Last Modified: 7 July 2014
Rubbish and recycle
In Upper Hutt (urban and rural), you can recycle your household domestic recyclable material by utilising one of the following private service providers on a user pays basis:
Both provide a roadside collection and recepticles for collecting the recycling in. Contact them to
ascertain the areas of the city they cover, what they recycle, the cost of their service and days they
All complaints about non-collection, collection calendars, etc should be directed to the contractor who you have contracted to provide your roadside collection service.
To prepare your recycling for collection, each week simply:
Plastic identification codesCheck with your recycling service provider which plastics they can recycle
||Type of plastic
|Clear, tough solvent resistant, barrier to gas and moisture, softens at 80°C
||Soft drink and water bottles, salad domes, biscuit trays||Pillow and sleeping bag filling, clothing, soft drink bottles carpet|
High Density Polyethylene
|Hard to semi-flexible, resistant to chemicals
and moisture, waxy surface, opaque, softens at 75°C, easily coloured,
processed and formed
||Crinkly shopping bags, freezer bags, milk bottles, ice cream containers, juice bottles, shampoo, chemical and detergent bottles, buckets, rigid agricultural pipe, milk crates||Recycling bins, compost bins, buckets, detergent containers, posts, fencing, pipes|
Unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride PVC-U
Plasticised Polyvinyl Chloride PCV-P
|Strong, tough, can be clear, can be solvent welded, softens at 80°C
Flexible, clear, elastic, can be solvent welded
|Cosmetic containers, electrical conduit,
plumbing pipes and fittings, blister packs, wall cladding, roof
garden hose, shoe soles, cable sheathing, blood bags and tubing, watch straps
|Flooring, film and sheets, cables, speed bumps, packaging, binders, mud flaps and mat|
Low density Polyethylene
|Soft, flexible, waxy surface, translucent, softens at 70°C, scratches easily
||Plastic Food wrap, garbage bags, squeeze bottles, black irrigation tube, garbage bins||Rubbish bin liners, pallet sheets|
|Hard but still flexible, waxy
surface, softens at 140°C, translucent, withstands solvents, versatile
||Dip bottles and ice cream tubs, potato chip bags, straws, microwave
dishes, kettles, garden furniture, lunch boxes, blue packing tape
||Pegs, bins, pipes, pallet sheets, oil funnels, car battery cases, trays|
|Clear, glassy, rigid, brittle,
opaque, semi-tough, softens at 95°C. Affected by fats and solvents
Foamed, lightweight, energy absorbing, heat insulating
|CD cases, plastic
cutlery, imitation 'crystal glassware', low cost brittle toys, video
Foamed polystyrene hot drink cups, hamburger takeaway clamshells, foamed meat trays, protective packaging for fragile items
|Coat hangers, coasters, white ware components, stationery trays and accessories
e.g SAN, ABS, PC, Nylon
|Includes all other resins and multi materials (e.g. laminates). Properties depend on plastic or combination of plastics||Car parts, appliance parts, electronics, water cooler bottles, packaging||Car parts, concrete aggregate, plastic timber|
|Recycling saves you money | when you put all your recyclable products
out for recycling you save yourself money on extra rubbish bags by
reducing the amount of rubbish you generate.
Recycling conserves resources | when we recycle, used materials are converted into new products, reducing the need to consume natural resources. If used materials are not recycled, new products are made by extracting fresh, raw material from the Earth, through mining and forestry. Recycling helps conserve important raw materials and protects natural habitats for the future.
Recycling saves energy | using recycled materials in the manufacturing process uses considerably less energy than that required for producing new products from raw materials – even when comparing all associated costs including transport etc. Plus there are extra energy savings because more energy is required to extract, refine, transport and process raw materials ready for industry compared with providing industry-ready materials.
Recycling helps protect the environment | recycling reduces the need for extracting (mining, quarrying and logging), refining and processing raw materials all of which create substantial air and water pollution. As recycling saves energy it also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which helps to tackle climate change.
Recycling reduces landfill | when we recycle, recyclable materials are reprocessed into new products, and as a result the amount of rubbish sent to Silverstream landfill reduces.
|The Agrecovery Rural Recycling Programme provides New Zealand’s primary sector with responsible and sustainable systems for the recovery and recycling of persistent 'on-farm' (excluding silage plastic wrap) waste products.|
Established in 2005 Agrecovery is a not-for-profit charitable trust put
together by primary sector stakeholders. Its nationwide services are
available for farmers, growers, contractors, sports turf managers, vet
clinics and others within the New Zealand primary sector.
The aim of the programme is to provide a sustainable solution to help manage the sector’s impact on the environment and to meet increasing customer demands for best environmental practice.
For detailed information about how Agrecovery can help you deal with persistent waste on your farm or property, please visit www.agrecovery.co.nz