Here’s how to recycle
The dos and don’ts of recycling are confusing some residents, so the Porirua City Council has outlined the rules.
Kerbside recycling: You can recycle paper, cardboard, tins, cans, bottles, jars and plastics numbered 1 to 5 and 7. Polystyrene is not collected.
You can put your recycling out in 60 litre recycling crates, council recycling bags or in other containers such as supermarket bags and cardboard cartons. All items in your bin need to be washed. Separate paper and cardboard from plastics, glass and cans. You can tie paper and cardboard in bundles or put in a bag. Recycling is collected in all weather. To stop items being blown about by the wind and creating litter, put loose paper into a tied shopping bag.
There is no limit for households on the amount of material that can be left for collection.
Kerbside collections are done on: Monday – Titahi Bay, Takapuwahia, Elsdon, Kenepuru, Ranui, Mungavin Ave, rural areas. Tuesday – Cannons Creek, Waitangirua. All of Warspite Ave, Caduceus Pl, Ascot Park South side of Warspite Ave. Wednesday – Ascot Park north side of Warspite Ave (except Warspite Ave and Caduceus Pl) Aotea, Papakowhai and Paremata. Thursday – Whitby and Omapere St. Friday – Mana, Plimmerton, Pukerua Bay and Camborne.
Trash Palace: there is a new glass bulk recycling bin at Trash Palace that is colour sorted.
You can recycle glass, plastic, metal, paper, cardboard and clothing at the bulk bin centre.
At Trash Palace you can drop off used household goods, including e-waste. A $20 charge applies for old type televisions and computer screens with cathode ray tubes.
Poly Palace: You can drop off household quantities of polystyrene at Poly Palace. A charge may apply for larger quantities.
For more information contact the council at 237 5089.