We care about our environment, but sometimes recycling can be confusing.
Upper Hutt’s Park Street recycling station is open 24/7
How it works
There are three containers, two for plastic, cans, and cardboard, and one (split into three colours) for glass. The containers are taken to be hand-sorted at the material recovery facility.
The two cardboard, plastic and cans containers are emptied on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at around 9.00am, and Saturday around 3.00 pm. The glass container is emptied weekly.
At the material recovery facility, a scoop test is taken of the recycling. If the material is too contaminated, the entire container will be landfilled.
Please do not dump your recycling!
The station is cleaned daily by Intergroup. Any material that is left outside the containers will not be recycled and Council is charged extra to clean it up. Make sure you check all of the containers—if they are all full, come back another time when they have been emptied.
Looking for ways to reduce your waste?
Check out sortwaste.nz for tips and tricks, as well as inspiration from other local Hutt Valley residents.