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What you can and cannot put out for inorganic collection

​Accepted items for inorganic collections

Our inorganic collection service is now focused on reuse, recycling and diverting waste from landfills.

We can't provide an exhaustive list, but examples of items that are acceptable are:

  • large appliances – empty fridges, freezers, washing machines and ovens
  • small appliances – kettles, irons and vacuum cleaners
  • furniture – beds, couches, chairs, kitchen items and ornaments
  • sporting items – gym equipment, bicycles and toys
  • outdoor equipment – unassembled trampolines and basketball hoops
  • outdoor items – barbecues, garden tools and outdoor furniture
  • renovation items – carpet, fixtures and fittings, tools, baths and sinks (metal and plastic only)
  • timber – must be less than two metres long and free of exposed nails
  • lawnmowers – with petrol and oil removed
  • electronics – TVs, computers, phones and DVD players

Our tip

Consider donating or selling these items before putting them out for your collection.

We do not accept the following items

We do not accept the following items as part of our inorganic collection service:

Rubbish

See What you can put in your rubbish.

Recyclable packaging

See What you can put in your recycling.

Other items

See How to get rid of unwanted items to get disposal options for:

  • bags of rubbish, including items contained in Flexi-bags
  • household recycling material – containers, paper or cardboard
  • polystyrene, including bean bags and bean bag beans
  • garden waste – grass clippings, and tree and hedge trimmings
  • vehicle parts – automotive or boating items of any kind (tyres, parts, seats, engines, etc.)
  • construction, demolition or trade waste – tiles, plaster / gib board, concrete, ceramic or porcelain, toilet bowls or toilet seats
  • any items containing concrete, porcelain or ceramic material (planters, umbrella bases, pavers, etc.)
  • glass of any kind
  • clothing of any kind including shoes
  • liquids – oil, petrol, paint and chemicals
  • hazardous waste – poisons, batteries and medical waste
  • asbestos – fibrolite, floor coverings made of asbestos, lagging and ceiling coating.
  • gas cylinders – CNG or LPG containers
  • weapons of any kind (swords, guns, etc.)
  • wheelie bins of any kind
  • items that weigh over 55kg or cannot safely be lifted by two people – wooden pianos, spa pools.

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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
What you can put in your rubbishhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/rubbish-recycling/bin-requests/Pages/what-put-your-rubbish.aspxWhat you can put in your rubbishFind out what items are accepted and not accepted in your rubbish collection.aspxRubbish
On your inorganic collection dayhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/rubbish-recycling/inorganic-collections/Pages/on-your-inorganic-collection-day.aspxOn your inorganic collection dayFind out where and when to put out your inorganic items for collection.aspxInorganic waste
Book your inorganic collectionhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/rubbish-recycling/inorganic-collections/Pages/book-inorganic-collection.aspxBook your inorganic collectionInformation on when and how to book an inorganic collection and find your collection date.aspxInorganic waste
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