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When you can expect to receive your food scraps bin
Food scraps collection rollout across urban Auckland
The food scraps collection service is being rolled out in stages across mainland urban Auckland throughout 2023.
It will not be available in rural areas, the Hauraki Gulf islands, or the city centre.
The weekly service is a simple way for households to:
- reduce waste to landfill
- lower greenhouse gas emissions
- improve our environment.
Check if you're in our collection area
Check online if your property will receive a food scraps bin and sign up for updates on:
Check rollout schedule
- when a food scraps bin has been delivered to your property,
- when collections are about to start in your area
- delays to your food scraps service.
What you will receive in your food scraps collection kit
Each residential home within the collection area will receive:
- a green-lidded kerbside food scraps bin (23-litre) – this bin is collected weekly on your council collection day
- a kitchen caddy – a smaller bin to collect food scraps in the kitchen before transferring them to the main food scraps bin outside
- a starter set of compostable bin liners – these fit into your kitchen caddy and help keep your caddy clean and reduce smells
- an information brochure on how to use the food scraps collection service.
Learn more about
how to use your food scraps bin.
Food scraps bin deliveries and collections
Dates are subject to change.
When your bin arrives, it will tell you when your food scraps collection will start.
You can also
check rollout schedule to find out when the service starts for your property and sign up for a reminder.
|| April or May 2023
||April to June 2023
||May or June 2023
||September to October 2023
||Mid October 2023
||July to August 2023
||July to September 2023
||October to November 2023
||Late October 2023
Food scrap collection rollout maps
Food scrap collection rollout maps for mainland Auckland.
|Food scraps collection for units and apartments||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/rubbish-recycling/food-scraps-collections/Pages/food-scraps-collection-for-units-apartments.aspx||Food scraps collection for units and apartments||Information on the food scraps collection service when you live in a multi-unit development or apartment building.||aspx||Organic waste
|Food scraps collection bins and bin liners||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/rubbish-recycling/food-scraps-collections/Pages/food-scraps-collection-bins.aspx||Food scraps collection bins and bin liners||Everything you need to know about food scraps collection bins and bin liners.||aspx||Organic waste
|Food scraps collection charges||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/rubbish-recycling/food-scraps-collections/Pages/food-scraps-collection-charges.aspx||Food scraps collection charges||Find out more on how our food scraps collection will be paid for through a new targeted rates charge.||aspx||Organic waste
|How to use your food scraps bin||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/rubbish-recycling/food-scraps-collections/Pages/how-to-use-your-food-scraps-bin.aspx||How to use your food scraps bin||Find out what you can and can't put in your food scraps collection bin, how to keep your food scraps bin clean and what to do on rubbish day.||aspx||Organic waste
|Find your rubbish, recycling, and food scraps collection day||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/rubbish-recycling/rubbish-recycling-collections/Pages/rubbish-recycling-collection-days.aspx||Find your rubbish, recycling, and food scraps collection day||Search for household and commercial rubbish, recycling and food scraps collection dates.||aspx||Rubbish
|Reduce your food scraps and garden waste||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/rubbish-recycling/ways-reduce-waste/Pages/reduce-food-garden-waste.aspx||Reduce your food scraps and garden waste||Learn how to minimise food scraps and garden waste.||aspx||Reducing waste|