Recycling enables materials to be processed and remade into new products. All recycling has a cost, but it is accepted for free where possible to help minimise waste to landfill.
These materials are accepted for free at the transfer stations.
- Cans (aluminium and steel)
- Car batteries
- E-waste - view list of accepted e-waste items
- Fire extinguishers (used or unused)
- Gas bottles
- Glass bottles and jars (not window glass or light bulbs)
- Home appliances: ovens, dishwashers, washing machines and clothes dryers
- Household batteries
- Mobile phones with batteries
- Oil (5 x 4 litre packs - up to 20 litres max). Waste oil is collected at the waste pit (located at the waste drop off area within the transfer station – separate to the recycling centre). If you bring the oil as part of a load containing waste, the whole load will be charged as waste. For larger quantities or commercial operations please contact Transpacific Technical Services or Waste Petroleum Combustion Ltd.
- Paper (newspaper, magazines, office paper, junk mail, envelopes)
- Plastic bottles (numbers one, two and five only)
Hazardous waste (household)
Small quantities of selected hazardous waste from households will be accepted at the transfer station. Household hazardous waste includes things like solvents, household cleaners and garden chemicals.
Recycling other items
See the Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s waste and recycling directory for advice on where to recycle items that aren't recycled at Tauranga's transfer stations.