Recycle

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When all else fails.

Check that it can be recycled, make sure it's clean, then put it in the right bin (no lids).

There are two ways to recycle in Upper Hutt:

Step 1.Visit the Upper Hutt Recycling Station

Location and open hours
Upper Hutt Community Recycling Station
18 Park Street, Upper Hutt

Open 24/7 - you can drop off your recycling day or night, rain or shine. 

Recycling station servicing 

The recycling station is serviced Monday to Saturday. Processing plants for recyclable materials are not open on Sunday, therefore the station is not able to be serviced over this popular time, however will remain open unless at capacity. A container swap-out takes place on Saturday afternoon to accommodate for the influx of material received over the weekend. The station is monitored for dumping. 

  

Step 2.Use a private recycling wheelie bin service

Sign up to a private recycling collection service:


What you can recycle in Upper Hutt

  • Paper/cardboard - Clean and flattened
  • Cans - Clean, don't crush
  • Glass - Clean and separated into colours
  • Plastics 1, 2 and 5 only - Clean, don't squash, lids off  
  • Tetra Pak - open out flat, rinse, leave lid on (Recycling Station only)

 

The upgraded station only accepts plastic types 1, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) 2, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and 5 polypropylenes (PP). This is due to changes in the global plastics market resulting in little to no demand for most plastic types 3,4,6 and 7.

Examples of plastics that you can recycle

  • Plastics type 1 – water, juice, soft drink bottles and meat trays (provided they are clean and free from cling film) 
  • Plastics type 2 – milk, cream, shampoo and cleaning product bottles and containers
  • Plastics type 5 – take away containers, yoghurt and ice-cream containers
  • Tetra Pak – soy milk, almond milk containers (Recycling Station only)

Examples of plastics that you cannot recycle

  • 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 6 – disposable cutlery, plates and cutlery, and polystyrene products
  • Plastics type 7 –other plastics or combined materials used for toys.

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