What does this mean for rubbish and recycling?

The wellbeing of our community and our team are our number one priority. We are closely monitoring the advice from the Government and Ministry of Health and will be updating our website as new information becomes available.

Alert Level 3

Please visit fightthelandfill.co.nz ​for all things rubbish and recycling or download the free mobile app Antenno for collection day reminders.​

What's happening with the kerbside collection during COVID-19 Alert Level 3?
All Kerbside collection services will continue as usual. This includes food scraps and glass which will be collected like normal.

Please make sure your bins are out before 7am on your collection day and are put in an easy location for our collection staff to pick them up. Please continue to practice safe social distancing and give our drivers some space. There may be some delays so please be patient and kind.

Hamilton's Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) will be back up and running. This means most items will be able to be recycled again except for a small amount of plastic materials. This is due to manual handling requirements. Please continue to put these materials in your yellow mixed recycling bin.

Is the Refuse Transfer Station open?
The Lincoln Street Resource Recovery Centre (Refuse Transfer Station) in Frankton will reopen at reduced capacity at Alert Level 3. Please expect delays.

Rubbish, green waste, plastic, glass, paper and cardboard, steel (including whiteware), and e-waste can all be dropped off at Alert Level 3. Hazardous materials cannot be dropped off at Alert Level 3. The Habitat for Humanity store will also remain closed. Only contactless payments will be permitted – cash payments will not be accepted. The Refuse Transfer Station will be open between 7.30am and 4.30pm on weekdays and between 9am and 4pm on Sundays and public holidays.

Our contractor EnviroWaste will log registration plate numbers and time on site for COVID-19 contact tracing purposes. There will be no assistance from staff when tipping, and customers are required to maintain the set physical distancing requirements of two metres. Please be patient and considerate of staff and other customers during this transitional period.

To keep everyone safe, only one person will be permitted to exit each vehicle and a strict one-in one-out policy will be in place, which may lead to traffic congestion. If queues back up to public roads, we ask residents to come back at an alternative time.

What about my green waste?
The Hamilton Organic Centre which accepts green waste will reopen at reduced capacity. Only contactless payments will be permitted – cash payments will not be accepted. The facility will be open every day from 8am to 5pm.

Our contractor EnviroWaste will log registration plate numbers and time on site for COVID-19 contact tracing purposes. There will be no assistance from staff when tipping, and customers are required to maintain the set physical distancing requirements of two metres. Please be patient and considerate of staff and other customers during this transitional period.

To keep everyone safe, a strict one-in one-out policy will be in place, which may lead to traffic congestion. If queues back up to public roads, we ask residents to come back at an alternative time.

For more information on the new service and what normal looks like visit fightthelandfill.co.nz


Page reviewed: 03 Oct 2021 2:08pm