Your local recycling centre

FAQs

What type of metal is acceptable for recycling at the EcoDrops?
Where can I take carpet?
Where can I take fridges/freezers/ovens/washing machines for disposal?
Where can I take the waste oil from my car? How do I dispose of waste oil?
How to use the glass bottle recycling drop-off points at the EcoDrops?
Where can I recycle my old computer?
Where can I take my used clothing or material?
Where do I dispose of used or old batteries?
Can I book a site visit to an EcoDrop or Recycling Centre?
Can I pay by Eftpos or cheque at the EcoDrop?
Can I set up a charge account at an EcoDrop?
Do the EcoDrops have public weighbridges?
How do I make a comment on an EcoDrop or Recycling Centre?
Where do I take hardfill for disposal?

What type of metal is acceptable for recycling at the EcoDrops?

The EcoDrop recycling centres accept all types of scrap metal. Examples of scrap metal are: aluminium, steel, iron, copper, air conditioners, car parts and drained engine blocks, old bike frames, whiteware, fridges, freezers, ovens, washing machines, old heaters.

Where can I take carpet?

The 3 EcoDrops all have a recycling centres. The staff will advise if the carpet is in good enough condition to be reused - if not you can continue through to the general refuse area where a fee will be charged to dispose of it.

Where can I take fridges/freezers/ovens/washing machines for disposal?

You can leave them at the EcoDrop recycling centre free of charge. Staff will ensure safe and efficient disposal by removing the gas of refrigeration units.

Where can I take the waste oil from my car? How do I dispose of waste oil?

The 3 EcoDrop recycling centres will accept used engine oil from domestic sources. Pour engine oil into the large receptacle. Empty oil containers cannot be recycled, please dispose of as refuse. Maximum drop off 20 litres of oil. There is no charge for leaving waste oil at the EcoDrop recycling centre.

To find out more about used oil and its impact on the environment, go to the ECan used oil web page.

How to use the glass bottle recycling drop-off points at the EcoDrops Recycling Centres?

The EcoDrop recycling centre accepts glass from domestic customers. We do not accept window glass. Glass does not need to be colour sorted

Where can I recycle my old computer?

The 3 EcoDrop recycling centres can accept unwanted computers and LCD screens, subject to inspection. CRT monitors are not accepted and must be disposed of as general refuse.

Where can I take my used clothing or material?

The 3 EcoDrops recycling centres will accept clean and good condition clothing and textiles. We do not accept undergarments or safety clothing.

Can I dispose of old car batteries?

The 3 EcoDrop recycling centres accept car batteries free of charge.

Can I book a site visit to an EcoDrop or Recycling Centre?

To enquire about a tour please click the Christchurch City Council link here.

Can I pay by Eftpos or cheque at the EcoDrop?

Payment at an EcoDrop may be by: - Cash - EFTPOS - Visa - Mastercard - Charge Account (for businesses only. This facility must be pre-arranged).

Payment by cheque is not accepted.

Can I set up a charge account at an EcoDrop?

Yes, however this will need prior approval and it cannot be arranged on the spot. Please email us or speak to the kiosk operator.

Do the EcoDrops have public weighbridges?

Yes. The three EcoDrops each have a weighbridge which is available to the public. There is a charge for using this facility so please refer to the price list for details.

How do I make a comment on an EcoDrop or recycling centre?

If you would like to make a comment about our EcoDrop or recycling centres, please phone EcoCentral to record your comment or email us.

Where do I take hardfill for disposal?

Hardfill is clean rubble, concrete, bricks and large stones. Reinforced concrete with metal webbing still attached, concrete with particle board still attached, tiles and cement are not accepted as hardfill. Hardfill must be separated from any green or household waste. Hardfill is only accepted at the Metro EcoDrop or Styx Mill EcoDrop.