Eastern Bays recycling options

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

Note – there are clothing donation containers in the car park at the wharf end of Rimu Street.

Soft plastics recycling binRecycling – now

  • Plastics (1,2,5), glass, aluminium  steel cans, paper/cardboard, green waste
  • Kitchen waste/compost
    • Point Howard Community Garden drop-off
  • Metals – there are scrap metal companies in Seaview –
    • 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)-  Trial recycling  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 cartons etc.)
  • 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

  • Plastic bottle tops – we are exploring drop-off options, currently these can be taken to The Sustainability Trust .
  • Bottle tops (metal and plastic)https://goodcaps.org.nz/
  • Tetra Pak – these are converted into building materials by Saveboard – it would be great to have a collection centre in Eastbourne for these too.