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Food scraps collection for Papakura and selected North Shore streets

Food scraps collections are currently available only in urban Papakura and selected streets in Takapuna, Northcote and Milford.

Food scraps are collected weekly on your normal rubbish day using special trucks. You can put out your food scraps bin even if it is not full.

Rural properties in Papakura are not included in food scraps collections and these residences can use a wheelie bin or orange rubbish bags for disposal. You can also do home composting.

From early 2023 onwards, the food scraps collection service will be rolled out in stages across mainland urban Auckland.

For more information, see Start dates for food scraps collection rollout.

Food scraps collection charges

You pay for the food scraps collection as part of your property rates.

Using a food scraps bin will save you money as you will not need to put out your rubbish bin every week.

For more information, see Food scraps collection rates charge and Rubbish and recycling bin options and charges.

Use of Papakura food scraps

The collected Papakura food scraps are turned into compost.

You can order and collect the compost free of charge if you live in south and east Auckland communities.

For more information, see Beautification Trust.

More information on food waste

You can reduce food waste at home and save money. For leftover recipes and food waste information, see lovefoodhatewaste.co.nz .

You can also reduce your food waste by home composting to complement our food scraps collection service.

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

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