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What you can put in your rubbish

Items you should put in your rubbish

  • Plastic wraps and foil wraps.
  • Disposable cups, plates and cutlery.
  • Polystyrene takeaway containers and meat trays.
  • Nappies and sanitary products.
  • Broken glass, wrapped.
  • Some plastic items - see How to get rid of unwanted items to check how to dispose of specific plastic items.
  • Noxious weeds - see How to dispose of weeds.

For items not on the above list, see How to get rid of unwanted items.

Items you should not put in your rubbish

  • Hot ashes.
  • Garden waste.
  • Medical waste.
  • Building material.
  • Large household items.
  • Chemicals and hazardous items.
  • Recyclable items such as cans, glass and plastic bottles, paper and cardboard.

To know how to dispose of these items, see How to get rid of unwanted items.

For recyclable items, see What you can put in your recycling

For food scraps and garden waste, see Reduce your food scraps and garden waste.

For hazardous chemicals and paint, see Hazardous waste.

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How to get rid of unwanted itemshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/rubbish-recycling/Pages/get-rid-unwanted-items.aspxHow to get rid of unwanted itemsFind out the disposal options for each type of waste or unwanted item.aspxRecycling
Hazardous wastehttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/rubbish-recycling/Pages/hazardous-waste.aspxHazardous wasteFind out what is considered hazardous waste and where to dispose of it.aspxRecycling
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How to dispose of weedshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/how-to-dispose-weeds.aspxHow to dispose of weedsYou need to be careful when disposing of weeds. Check which transfer stations accept green waste or have a garden company collect the weeds you removed.aspxBiosecurity