Accepted recyclable items
*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:
|Plasma/LCD televisions (flat screen)||$20|
|CRT computer monitor||$20|
|LCD computer monitor||$14|
|Printer, scanner, fax||$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 unit||Free|
|Desktop computer (box only)||Free|
|Server (box only)||Free|
|PVC wire cables||Free|
Other Recycling Charges
| Item||Degassing Charges|
|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. 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.