Inorganic collections have changed. The different systems we had across the region have been replaced with one consistent pick-up service for all of Auckland.
The new service is:
Bookings are open for 2017 inorganic collections. Use the booking tool to find out when your collection is scheduled and make your booking.
A flyer and a letter will arrive in your letterbox before your collection advising when and how to book, if you haven't done so already.
You can book your collection any time of the year, until bookings close for your area (8 days before your collection week begins).
Make your booking online, or by:
Once you've made your booking, we will tell you by email, text or phone what day in your collection period we will pick up your items.
If you live in an apartment or townhouse block, speak to your body corporate or building manager about arranging a pick-up. Body corporates or building managers can register their interest in a collection by completing the Inorganic collections for multi-unit developments online form.
The inorganic collections service for Waiheke started on Monday 5 September 2016.
See the Waiheke inorganics brochure (PDF 7.4MB) to see when collections in your area will take place.
Great Barrier Island and Rakino Island
Collections took place in 2016. We are working on a system for future inorganic collections to meet the needs of these communities.
You can put up to one cubic metre of material out for collection - about one small trailer load.
Items should be able to be lifted by two people.
For information about how to dispose of items we don't collect, see transfer stations or our recycling search.
A maximum amount of one cubic metre of material may be collected by two trucks:
You will need to place items out for collection on your property (not the kerbside) by 7am. Make sure your unwanted items are away from cars, bikes, outdoor furniture, toys or other items, so our collectors can easily identify what is to be taken.
The items should be close to your driveway or access to the property, and outside (i.e. not in a shed, garage or carport). Do not leave items on the kerbside as this will be considered illegal dumping and could lead to a fine of up to $400.
Unlock gates and tie up or secure dogs away from the collection area.
Over the next 10 years we will be developing a network of community recycling centres so people can drop off unwanted goods at any time of the year.
Instead of sending everything to landfill, items picked up during inorganic collections that can be reused will be distributed through charities and these recycling centres.
We expect the centres will become community destinations for reusing, recycling and refurbishing items, and offer business and job opportunities for local people.
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