Recycling guidelines & tips
Flatten cardboard and make sure it is smaller than the base of your crate.
Crush your recycling to make more room in your bin! Place bigger and heavier items on top to stop it blowing off down the street.
For more info on how to recycle in Waipa, download the Waipa Recycling Guide.
Bundle and secure paper items like newspapers, cardboard, junk mail, pizza boxes and magazines, and place next to your crate.
Glass items must be inside a Waipa District Council crate, stacked no higher than the edge of the bin, otherwise they will not be collected.
Please only include whole bottles or jars. Broken glass, mirrors or lightbulbs should be carefully disposed of in your rubbish, not recycling.
Use the edge of the crate as a guide when filling. Items stacked above this will have your crate rejected. You can visit your local transfer station for additional or bulk recycling.
If you regularly have an overload of recycling, you can purchase additional crates at Council offices for $22.50. Damaged crates can be replaced free of charge, just bring your damaged bin into the Council offices to exchange it.