Palmy Collections

All kerbside glass recycling collections will resume on Monday 9 May, after a temporary suspension due to driver shortages during the Omicron outbreak.

Thanks for working with us over the last month by storing your glass at your homes or taking it to our recycling drop off points at Ferguson Street, Awapuni or Ashhurst. We’re pleased to have secured additional driving staff to allow for this service to resume.

We ask that you keep working with us to safely clear through any backlog of stored glass from the past month. Drivers already collect around 1000 glass crates a day and so they may not be able to pick up all of the backlog in the first collection cycle.

If you have stored glass, please fill your PNCC glass crate to the top over the next few fortnightly pickups to get through your backlog. Please don’t overfill your crates because if glass falls out on the kerbside or driveway, this will cause a real safety issue, as well as cause significant delays to our drivers.

If you have no room to gradually top up your crates safely without glass falling out, please ask your neighbour if they have any room in their PNCC crate, or please take your glass to one of our recycling drop off points. If neither of these are possible, drivers will (for the next two fortnightly pickups) empty one additional plastic container or crate of glass. However, these must have handles for staff to safely pick up and they can’t be much bigger than the PNCC glass crates or they may become too heavy. Putting extra crates out will considerably increase the workload to drivers so please only do this if absolutely necessary and explore the other options we’ve suggested here first.