Our kerbside recycling service reduces waste going to landfill. By putting the right things in the right bin, you're doing your bit to reduce waste. Thank you!
Ever wondered what happens to your recycling after it's picked up from your house? Wonder no more.
We provide a kerbside collection service for Palmerston North urban residents.
Your recycling needs to be out on the kerb by 7.30am.
If a 240 litre wheelie bin is difficult for you to manage or store, please call the Recycling Hotline on 06 351 6399 to arrange for us to deliver you an 80 litre wheelie bin.
Your wheelie bin should have a sticker with an address printed on it, and a serial number heat-stamped into it. The serial number is recorded in Council's rates database under your address.
If your address sticker comes loose, it’s a good idea to clearly label your bin with a permanent marker.
Look up our rubbish and recycling days tool to find out when your recycling will be collected.
The kerbside recycling service is for all properties rated residential that pay the recycling charge.
You’ll get a 240 litre wheelie bin for recycling plastic, paper, cardboard and cans and a 45 litre crate for recycling glass. A small number of properties with restricted access or limited storage get a smaller 80 litre recycling wheelie bin.
The service is paid for by your rates. There is no separate charge for kerbside recycling.
The kerbside recycling targeted rate for 2021-22 is $130.