A-Z of waste & recycling in Kaipara

An A-Z index of waste & recycling solutions in Kaipara and surrounds.  Please remember, in the hierarchy of waste, REFUSE & REUSE are a better solution and higher priority than RECYCLING.  If however recycling is the only option, certainly do so.
If you think something should be added or updated on this list, please contact us!

Aerosol Cans

  • Kaipara Refuse
    → Place in yellow kerbside recycling bag OR
    → Take to Ruawai & Dargaville transfer stations Transfer Station details >>

Aluminum Cans

  • see Cans

Batteries – Household

Kaipara West

Kaipara East

  • Mahurangi Wastebusters
    → Take to 141 Rustybrook Road, Wellsford
    Site details >>

Batteries – Vehicle

  • Repco Whangārei
    → Drop off in store, 8 Okara Drive, Whangārei
    Store details >>

Bottles (glass)

  • see Glass

Bottle caps

  • Lions NZ
    → Find your local Lions club, and read about their partnership with Kidney-Kids, collecting bottle caps for funds: Scheme details >>

Cans – steel & aluminium

  • Kaipara Refuse
    → Place in yellow kerbside recycling bag OR
    → Take to Ruawai & Dargaville transfer stations Transfer Station details >>

Car Seats

  • Baby on the Move, Albany
    → Take to Baby on the Move Store in Albany Scheme details >>

Cardboard – flattened / paper

  • Kaipara Refuse
    → Place in yellow kerbside recycling bag OR
    → Take to Ruawai & Dargaville transfer stations. Transfer Station details >>

Cellphones

  • See mobile phones 

Clean tinfoil/ foil plates/ dishes

  • See foil

Computers

  • See E-waste

Drawers (chest of)

  • Mangawhai’s Helping Hands
    → You can have broken sets of wooden drawers upcycled and passed on to someone else who needs them. Visit the Helping Hands facebook page and post on the page to learn more: Mangawhai’s Helping Hands >>

E-waste, TV’s, computers, stereos, printers etc

Kaipara West

Kaipara East

Electrical items & Appliances

Farm Chemicals & Containers

  • Agrecovery
    → Check the Agrecovery website for details on what can be recycled agrecovery.co.nz >>

Farm Plastics, bale wraps, bags, containers

  • Plasback
    → Check the Plasback website for details on what can be recycled plasback.co.nz >>

Foil (aluminium foil), aluminium trays/dishes

  • Kaipara Refuse
    → Place in yellow kerbside recycling bag OR
    → Take to Ruawai & Dargaville transfer stations Transfer Station details >>

Food Scraps

Kaipara East

  • Sustainable Kaipara Community Compost Collection Service
    → Mangawhai : turning food waste into a valuable resource for your garden!  Enquire about our collection service here: Mangawhai Community Compost Collection >>

GLAD cling-wrap, bags and containers

Kaipara East

Glass (jars, bottles)

  • Kaipara Refuse
    → Place in yellow kerbside recycling bag OR
    → Take to Ruawai & Dargaville transfer stations Transfer Station details >>

Glasses (reading glasses)

  • see Reading glasses

Sorry there are currently no entries.  If you think something should be here, please don’t hesitate in contacting us!

Ice Packs from food boxes

  • Mangawhai Meats
    → take into store during opening hours, they will reuse these Mangawhai Meats >>

Jars (glass)

  • see Glass

Sorry there are currently no entries.  If you think something should be here, please don’t hesitate in contacting us!

Sorry there are currently no entries.  If you think something should be here, please don’t hesitate in contacting us!

Mobile Phones

Kaipara West

  • Dargaville Primary School
    → Take in to school collection box for recycling, the school receives rewards for collecting them
  • Resene Colourshop & PaintWise, Dargaville
    → Part of the Re:Mobile initiative, raising funds for Sustainable Coastlines >>

Kaipara East

  • Mangawhai Beach School
    → Take in to school collection box for recycling, the school receives rewards for collecting them

NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Capsules

Kaipara East

Oral Care 

  • Mangawhai Physiotherapy
    → Mangawhai Physio is a Collection point for Terracycle Colgate oral care programme.  (Will take any oral care products, not just Colgate brand). Insley Street, Mangawhai Mangawhai Physiotherapy >>

Plastics #1, Clear only

  • Kaipara Refuse
    → Place in yellow kerbside recycling bag OR
    → Take to Ruawai & Dargaville transfer stations Transfer Station details >>

Plastics #2, Milk bottles only*

  • Kaipara Refuse
    → Place in yellow kerbside recycling bag OR
    → Take to Ruawai & Dargaville transfer stations Transfer Station details >>
    *milk bottle lids should go in your landfill bin

Polystyrene

  • ITM Mangawhai
    → Take all clean and dry polystyrene packaging etc to the collection bag outside ITM Mangawhai >>

Printers (not working)

  • See E-waste

Printer Cartridges

Sorry there are currently no entries.  If you think something should be here, please don’t hesitate in contacting us!

Reading Glasses & Sunglasses

  • Eyes on Heads: Mangawhai Optometrists
    → Collection point for used reading and sun glasses in Mangawhai: Eyes on Heads >>

  • Specsavers
    → Specsavers Community Program collects glasses to be recycled and sent overseas to support the Fred Hollows Foundation : Specsavers Community Program >>

Scrap Metal

Soft Plastics

Bread bags, frozen food bags, toilet paper packaging, confectionary and biscuit wrap, chip bags, pasta and rice bags, courier envelopes, sanitary hygiene packaging, squeeze pouches, and basically anything made of soft plastic that can be scrunched into a ball – you can drop off EMPTY, CLEAN, DRY soft plastic to a Love NZ Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme bin near you.
Store locator here >>

Stereos

  • See E-waste

Televisions (not working)

  • See E-waste

Timber (treated)

Sorry there are currently no entries.  If you think something should be here, please don’t hesitate in contacting us!

Sorry there are currently no entries.  If you think something should be here, please don’t hesitate in contacting us!

Washing Machines (not working)

  • Mangawhai’s Helping Hands
    → You can have a washing machine upcycled and passed on to someone else who needs it. Visit the Helping Hands facebook page and post on the page to learn more: Mangawhai’s Helping Hands >>

Whiteware

Kaipara West

  • Kaipara Refuse
    → Take to Ruawai & Dargaville transfer stations for recycling of parts and materials (cost applied at site) Transfer Station details >>

Kaipara East

Writing Instruments (pens, markers, glue sticks etc)

Kaipara West

Sorry there are currently no entries.  If you think something should be here, please don’t hesitate in contacting us!

Sorry there are currently no entries.  If you think something should be here, please don’t hesitate in contacting us!

Zuru Bunch O Balloons

  • TerraCycle
    → Once finished with your Bunch O Balloons stems, balloon pieces and packaging, send them to TerraCycle: Transfer Station details >>

Learn more about our work

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