Our community recycling depot
Recycling Drop-off Station
The recycling drop-off station is located in Park Street, just outside Council's depot, to the east of Maidstone Park.
The upgraded Park Street recycling station is now open and operating 24/7.
The upgraded station will only accept plastic types 1, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and 2, high-density polyethylene (HDPE). This is due to changes in the global plastics market resulting in little to no demand for most plastic types 3 to 7. Refer to this media release for more information.
Examples of products that WILL be accepted at the Park Street recycling station:
- Plastics type 1 –water, juice and soft drink bottles
- Plastics type 2 – milk, cream, shampoo and cleaning product bottles and containers
Examples of products that WILL NOT be collected at the Park Street recycling station:
- Plastics type 3 –clear food packaging, certain biscuit trays and coffee cup lids
- Plastics type 4 – soft plastics such as plastic, bread and produce bags, six-pack rings
- Plastics type 5 –take away meal containers, yoghurt and ice-cream containers
- Plastics type 6 – disposable cutlery, plates and cutlery, some meat trays and styrofoam products
- Plastics type 7 –other plastics or combined materials used for toys. Tetra Pak and milk cartons