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Plastic recycling changes on 1 July

From 1 July, Kāpiti Coast collectors and transfer stations will only accept plastics numbered 1, 2 and 5 for recycling. These make up most of the plastics used for packaging in New Zealand (87%), and include things like milk bottles and ice cream containers.

Plastics numbered 3, 4, 6 & 7 will no longer be accepted, because they cannot be recycled in New Zealand. Please put them in your general rubbish bin.

There are no changes to other types of recycling that will be collected, such as paper and cardboard, glass and cans.

To avoid unrecyclable plastics going to landfill, the best thing to do is to try and buy fewer of them, or reuse the containers at home. There’s information about how to do this on our website, and ideas on how to reduce plastic waste on the Sort Waste website.