Tetra Pak recycling

Two liquid paperboard packages under the sun with a clock tower at the background.

Tetra Pak and other liquid paperboard packaging can be dropped off to Ferguson Street Recycling Centre during opening hours.

Heads up! From 1 July, we’re updating some of our fees and charges for rubbish and recycling services. Here’s what’s new:

Rubbish bags:

  • 60L bags: $3.80 each, $19 for a 5-pack
  • 40L bags: $2.80 each, $14 for a 5-pack


  • 30L bag: $7

Awapuni green waste:

  • Car: $7
  • Trailer: $20
  • Van or ute: $20
  • Van or ute plus trailer: $40

Events recycling:

  • Option B (Self-servicing): $75
  • Option C (Council-serviced): $290

All prices include GST.

These new rates have been carefully reviewed and approved by the Council to ensure we can continue providing quality services.

Some common items of liquid paperboard include soy and almond milk containers, as well as cartons of juice and stock.

Once you drop off your used cartons and containers, these are collected and sent up to saveBOARD’s manufacturing plant in Hamilton, where it will be processed. These items are then turned into low-carbon building materials.

How to prepare your Tetra Pak cartons:

  1. Cut along the top and sides of the carton
  2. Open up and flatten
  3. Rinse out and dry

Ferguson Street Recycling Centre opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday 7.30am to 4.30pm
  • Saturday 8am to 4.30pm
  • Sunday and public holidays 10am to 3pm