Automated recycling

Bottles + other recycling


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 recycled

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 here.

Yellow Bin Wins Yellow Bin Sins


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