Eastern Bays recycling options

There are other recycling opportunities in Eastbourne, and the potential for more:

(♥  marks local services)

Soft plastics recycling binRecycling – now

  • Online
  • Spare / excess food
    • Excess garden produce, shelf stable or tinned food – in the Community Fridge down the driveway at St Ronan’s church (no meat, dairy, opened or expired food) – let people know on Eastbourne Community Notice Board on Facebook if you can – especially for items with limited shelf life.
  • Plastics 
  • Kitchen waste/compost
    • Point Howard Community Garden drop-off
  • Paper / cardboard etc.
    • Egg cartons – welcomed at the Eastbourne Butcher
    • Paper supermarket bags – drop to the Harcourts office (used for food banks)
  • Clothing
    • Clothing bin by the Plunket rooms (wharf end of Rimu Street)
    • Clothes swaps at the Library/Community Hub (check when these are)
  • Metals – there are scrap metal companies in Seaview –
    • Metal ring pulls and bottle lids (eg from cans and wine bottles) – inside the Library/Community Hub: there’s an icecream container on top of the reserves shelf (profits fund dialysis machines)
    • St Ronan's Church logoSt Ronans Church is trialing a metal recycling scheme (fundraising) – METALS bin in car port 234 Muritai Road, Eastbourne. Your Hutt City Council yellow-lid recycling bin will take only aluminium cans and steel cans. All other reject metal items must go to landfill… St Ronan’s METALS bin fills the gap. It is for you to recycle your reject metal items (kitchen, cookware, workshop, building hardware) so they don’t go to landfill…

      Your reject metal items should be minimally contaminated by plastic, rubber, glass, wood, paint, food, etc…

      • For low-value metals (iron, steel) the contaminant tolerance is very low.
      • For intermediate-value metals (stainless steel, aluminium, lead) the contaminant tolerance is a bit higher.
      • For higher-value metals (brass, copper) the contaminant tolerance is higher still.

      Pity our planet… Think of your grandchildren…

    • Sims Metals
    • MacAulay Metals.
  • Electronics / appliances
  • Batteries (except car)
    • Bin available at Eastbourne Library – (same conditions as Bunnings below).
    • ITRecycla in Seaview
    • Bunnings
      • AA, AAA, C, D, 9V, 6V
      • Power tool batteries
      • Button cell batteries
      • Other handheld-sized batteries that fit into the collection unit slot

      Bunnings cannot accept lead acid batteries, car batteries, products with embedded batteries or other batteries that do not fit into the battery collection unit slot.

  • Lead acid/car batteries
  • Light bulbsMitre10 Mega, all types of bulbs but must not be broken.
  • Soft plastics – a soft plastic recycling bin is provided at our local
  • Tetra Pak packaging (milk, juice and other cartons – includes caps, open, clean and dry.)
  • Polystyrene
    • EXPOL , Wingate. Hopefully Mitre10, ITM and other places in the future.
  • Tyres
  • Wooden furniture
  • Colgate Oral Care containers
Recycling – future options

The Sustainability Trust (Wellington CBD) take most materials including bottle tops, batteries and e-waste