Recycling Centre

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The Recycling Centre has several self-sorting bays for you to get rid of your recyclables.  Here's what can be recycled in these areas:
  • Aluminium and tin cans
  • Glass bottles and jars (clear, brown and green)
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Plastics (Numbers 1 – 7)* except plastic bags/plastic film
    • Cleaning bottles
    • Ice cream containers
    • Plastic drink bottles
    • Plastic milk bottles
    • Plastic tubs (e.g margarine containers)
    • Yoghurt tubs

*Plastic Shopping Bags/plastic film: Plastic shopping bags or soft pliable plastics such as clingfilm, bubble wrap or resealable bags are not accepted at the Recycling Centre. 

Tetrapaks: Tetrapaks are not accepted at Rotorua Recycling Centre

Polystyrene: Polystyrene is not accepted at​ Rotorua Recycling Centre.

Scrap metal: Scrap metal items are accepted at the Rotorua Recycling Centre free of charge although you may wish to take it directly to a local scrap metal yard where you could receive money back for your items.

Location and Opening Hours

The Recycling Centre is located at:
24 Te Ngae Road
Victoria
Rotorua, 3010

 

The Recycling Centre is open during the
following times:

Summer Hours:                               
7.30am – 5.30pm (During NZ Daylight Savings Time)
Winter Hours:                                   
7.30am – 4.30pm
Sunday & Public Holidays:               
9.30am – 4.30pm
Closed:                                             
Christmas Day and Good Friday

Electronic Waste Recycling (E-Waste)

It is important to recycle E-Waste in an appropriate and environmentally friendly way.  This can be done at the recycling centre where the following fees will apply:

Notice: These charges will apply from 18 July 2016

Item

Charge
(incl GST)
CRT television$27
Plasma/LCD televisions (flat screen)$20
CRT computer monitor$20
LCD computer monitor$14
Printer, scanner, fax$7
Photocopier (large)$60
Laptop computer$7
Laptop battery (only) and similar$1
Small appliances (eg stereo system, gaming console,
microwave, vacuum cleaner, heater)
$7
Speakers (per unit)$3
Modem, router, keyboard, small peripherals, mouse, UPS unitFree
Copier tonerFree
Desktop computer (box only)Free
Server (box only)Free
PVC wire cablesFree
CellphoneFree
DVD/CD/VCR playerFree

Other Recycling Charges

ItemDegassing Charges
(including GST)
Fridges and Freezers requiring degassing$15
LPG gas cylinders requiring degassing$5
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There is no payment booth and Recycling Centre staff will approach you for cash or electronic payment. Charges go directly towards the cost of dismantling and e-waste recycling.

Red Cross Shop

Operating at the Recycling Centre, the Red Cross Shop offers quality second-hand goods at affordable prices. People can also donate pre-loved items in a working, usable condition.

The shop accepts and sells good quality bric-a-brac, clothing and accessories, footwear, curtains, furniture, homeware, books and toys and electronic appliances. By donating or shopping with Red Cross, you are supporting our work helping people in need. For more information, click here.

Page reviewed: 05 Jun 2018 3:19pm