Kāwhia Transfer Station is open Mondays 9am-12pm
Ōtorohanga Transfer Station is open Wednesdays 9am-12pm
This is for disposal of prepaid yellow bags only. No other refuse or recycling will be accepted.
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Recycling drop-offs at the station will not be permitted due to a lack of storage space at the facility and safety concerns over the virus being spread to staff who manually sort the items. Once the facility can safely receive recyclable materials for sorting and processing, the station will be able to resume recycling drop-offs.
To ensure our drivers and runners are safe they are not able to handle the items put out for collection at this time. So we are asking for all glass items put out for recycling to be washed clean so they can be recycled. If they are not clean they will go to landfill.
We’re unable to collect tins, cans and plastics because these items get sorted by hand. Please continue to reduce your waste or pop your plastics, tins and cans in your yellow rubbish bags to go to landfill or store them on your property.
We recommend that people don’t stockpile, this is based on official advice from the Ministry for the Environment. However, if you are currently stockpiling, we recommend you focus on clean glass jars or bottles, and cardboard boxes that have not contained food and can be stored in bundles somewhere safe and dry.
Stockpiling is undesirable because:
This pandemic is a first for us all and we only had a couple of days to prepare for the lockdown, similar to many other essential services. We did the best we could with the advice given to us and believed that stockpiling recycling was the best option at the time.
From now we recommend you begin putting all new recycling into your yellow bags until we move to Alert Level 2.
We are unsure at this stage. We are still waiting for more in-depth direction from Central Government on what will be allowed in level 2.