Firearms, ammunition, swords, dead animals, chemicals, tree stumps and Christmas trees are just some of the strange things Aucklanders have attempted to recycle this year.
However, the contest for the most unexpected items went to those who tried to recycle a samurai sword and an artificial hip joint.
Auckland Council is pleading with residents to be wary of what they recycle, as it reveals some of the weird items found in the yellow-top recycling bins in 2019.
Anyone who attempted to recycled prohibited items bubble wrap, plastic bags, ribbons, batteries, food scraps, clothing, footwear, electronics, broken glass, polystyrene and single-use coffee cups should consider themselves an addition to "Santa's Naughty List", Auckland Council said.
Are you on the naughty list? What weird things have you tried recycling?
Every area of Auckland is allocated a week each year for an on-property inorganic collection. One collection of up to 1m3 of inorganic material is included in your property’s rates.
You can book a collection:
• Online at aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/inorganic
• Over the phone 09 301 0101
• Or visit one of our service centres
Once you’ve made a booking, you’ll be given a timeframe for when collections will happen in your area. You can book as early as you like and cancel if you no longer need the service. Book your inorganic collection today and help reduce waste going to landfill.
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Auckland's new trains have started arriving from Spain - and they need to be unwrapped.
Harry Calder, 9, is at the train depot in Onehunga to pull the plastic off for a sneak peak of the trains before they hit the tracks, in this KEA Kids News video bulletin.
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