Recycling Centre

​​​Location and Opening Hours


24 Te Ngae Road
Rotorua, 3010

Summer hours (October - March):

Monday to Saturday: 7.30am - 5.30pm 
Sunday: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Winter hours (April - September):

Monday - Saturday: 7.30am to 4.30pm,
Sunday: 9:30am - 4:30pm​

Public holidays:               

Open 9.30am – 4.30pm
Closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday​

​​ ​Accepted recyclable items

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​

*Although you can continue to put plastics numbered 1-7 into your kerbside recycling bin, only uncontaminated plastic items numbered 1, 2 and 5 will be recycled until onshore recycling facilities for other plastics are made available in NZ.​For more information click here.

Items that are not accepted at the recycling centre

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.

Recycling electronic waste (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:


(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)
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
DVD/CD/VCR playerFree

Other Recycling Charges

ItemDegassing Charges
(including GST)
Fridges and Freezers requiring degassing$15
LPG gas cylinders requiring degassing$5

There is no payment booth and Recycling Centre staff will approach you for cash or electronic payment.

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: 21 Apr 2021 4:40pm