Te para me te hangarua | Rubbish and recycling
We can keep our city clean if we recycle and put rubbish where it belongs. Use the tools on this page to find out what goes where.
Rubbish and recycling days
Find out when we collect rubbish and recycling in your street.
Guru's guide to what goes where
Got an item to dispose of? We'll help you put it in its place.
Rubbish and recycling facilities
Addresses and opening hours for recycling centres and refuse transfer stations in Palmerston North.
Plastic recycling changes
Plastic packaging with the numbers 3,4,6 and 7 will no longer be collected for recycling.
Find out how to make the most of our kerbside recycling service.
Rubbish bags and collection
Everything you need to know about our Council rubbish bags and weekly collection service.
Recycle your batteries, mobile phones and other electronic waste.
Green waste recycling
Bring us your green waste and we'll turn it into compost.
Drop off your household batteries and we'll recycle them for you.
Report rubbish in the wrong place
Let’s keep our city litter free – let us know if you see rubbish that's been illegally dumped.
Palmerston North City Council provides an optional recycling collection service for local businesses.
What do the plastic recycling numbers mean?
What the numbers are, what type of plastic they are, and what common household items are made of them.