Automated recycling

Yellow Bin Wins & Sins

Top Wins

Yellow bin Sml

Plastics numbered 1,2,3,4,5 and 7
Metal tins and cans
Plastic bags

Worst Sins

Yellow bin Sml

Polystyrene meat trays (number 6)
Gas cylinders and fire extinguishers
Green refuse from the garden
Cellophane packaging
Recycling inside a sealed plastic bag

What does not belong in the yellow bin?

The list below outlines items what cannot go into the Yellow Bin. Some items can be considered hazardous materials so please refer to our information for handling these materials at our EcoDrop.




Not allowed in Yellow Bin Where it should be disposed of
Ash (hot or cold) EcoDrop Parkhouse Road & Styx Mill Road
Bubble wrap EcoDrop
Car parts and scrap metal EcoDrop
Ceramics, porcelain and crockery EcoDrop
Clothing, fabric and shoes EcoDrop
Cutlery EcoDrop
Drinking glasses EcoDrop
Engine oil containers EcoDrop
General rubbish Red Bin or EcoDrop
Household appliances EcoDrop
Light bulbs Red bin - Refer to recycling bible
Mirrors EcoDrop
Nappies Red bin or EcoDrop
Paint and chemicals Resene Paintwise program
Plastic ties and plastic tubing EcoDrop
Polystyrene (packaging and meat trays) EcoDrop
Flimsy plastic packaging Red Bin
Food and garden waste Green Bin or EcoDrop
Furniture EcoDrop
Garden hose Red bin or EcoDrop
Toys EcoDrop
Tyres and rubber EcoDrop
Window or windscreen glass EcoDrop
Gas Bottles EcoDrop