What should you put into your yellow bin?
The EcoSort facility receives all the Yellow Bin recycling from
Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri Districts where it is
automatically sorted, baled and sold as a reclaimed material.
Some of the materials are shipped overseas and some are sent
for recycling within New Zealand. We are constantly exploring
new initiatives to deliver a better recycling service for our city
and New Zealand.
A huge investment in our sorting facility enables us to manage
the large amount of recycling we receive daily. However this
plant does have its restrictions so some materials cannot be
accepted in the yellow bin.
Your yellow wheelie bin is for recycling only and is collected
fortnightly as part of the council kerbside collection service. The
quality of items we receive through the yellow bin collection means
we are able to ensure the materials can be successfully
Below are the main items we love to find in your yellow bin. Click
on the graphic to learn more about yellow bin 'wins and sins'. For more
information check out the Christchurch City Council app
|Yellow Bin Wins
||Yellow Bin Sins
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