Re-use and Recycling Schemes
For those looking to further increase the diversion of waste, a number of schemes in addition to those provided by Council are available.
For those running events, Council has an Events Waste Reduction Guide which offers advice and ways to reduce waste when planning, running and cleaning up after the event.
|Hurunui Op Shops||Opening Hours||Acceptance Criteria|
|Waikari Community Op Shop|
03 314 6088.
79 Princes Street, Waikari
|Monday and Thursday from|
10.30am to 2pm
|Clothes, shoes, toys, books and small household items accepted.|
Furniture and electrical items not accepted.
03 662 3989 firstname.lastname@example.org
96E Carters Road, Amberley
|Daily from 9am to 4.30pm||Bring items to the store for assessment during opening hours.|
Not accepted - chemicals, electric blankets, firefighting or medical items, life jackets, pressure cookers, sunbeds or lamps, tanning items, helmets and gas appliances.
101a Carters Road, Amberley
0800 THE DUKES
|During opening hours only||Collecting donations of good/new condition children's shoes in kid's size 10 to adult size 6, with donations going to local schools.|
|Mollies Place |
Community Resource Hub
Community run and not-for profit service
027 360 6948
97 Carters Road, Amberley
For larger items or loads and drop off outside of opening hours, contact by phone or email. Local collection by prior arrangement.
FACEBOOK - 'Mollie's Place at 97.'
INSTAGRAM - 'molliesplaceat'
|Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm|
Saturday from 10am to 1pm
Goods accepted during opening hours.
|The following good quality, clean, unbroken and resalable items are accepted - household goods, manchester, smaller furniture pieces, pictures, decorative items and small electrical appliances.|
Adult clothing, near new shoes, jewellery, accessories, books, CD's, DVD's, puzzles, toys, games, craft materials and tools.
Not accepted - pillows, large duvet inners, well worn shoes, children's clothes or shoes, vacuum cleaners, printers, whiteware, TV's, nursery or safety items and some other goods.
|Twice but Nice Clothing|
6/30 Conical Hill, Hanmer Springs
|Wednesday to Saturday from 10.30am to 3pm||Quality, washed clothing, hats and scarves accepted.|
Not accepted - household and electrical items.
Wine Bottle Lids - Council supports Amberley Lions by collecting aluminum wine bottle lids, the income from which is donated to the Christchurch Kidney Society. Lids can be dropped off to the locations below.
- Amberley (weighbridge), Cheviot, Culverden, Hanmer Springs (weighbridge) and Waiau transfer stations
- Amberley, Amuri, Cheviot and Hanmer Springs libraries
Milk Bottle Lids - Council collects plastic lids (type 2) from milk and juice bottles. These are passed to re-use projects in Hurunui including schools and community groups Lids can be dropped off to the following locations.
- Amberley and Hanmer Springs transfer station weighbridges.
- Amberley, Amuri, Cheviot and Hanmer Springs libraries
Agricultural Recycling - There are options available in Hurunui for recycling agricultural waste.
Soft Plastics - Soft plastics recycling is available in Countdown in Amberley and in Rangiora and Christchurch through a choice of locations. Soft plastics cannot be recycled via the recycling bags or any Hurunui transfer station.
For details of the types of clean soft plastics accepted via the programme, visit the Soft Plastics website.
Plant Pot Recycling - Mitre 10 stores accept clean plant and seedling pots and labels made from plastic type 5. Pots are shredded, melted into resin and remoulded into new pots. It is free to participate in this scheme.
Bunnings at Christchurch airport and Riccarton accept plastic plant packaging from polypropylene plastic 5 - plastic plant pots and stakes. Plant labels are not accepted.
PE Pipes and uPVC Pipes and Fittings - Marley offer a free recycling service for uPVC pipes, fittings, spouting and downpipes and PE pipes. There are drop off points in Christchurch with the product received used to manufacture uPVC and PVC piping systems.
Hearing Aid Battery Recycling - Triton Hearing offer a free battery recycling box able to hold around 70 hearing aid batteries, which when returned to your local Triton Hearing Clinic will be recycled for free and a single battery pack provided for no charge. An address for postage of hearing aid batteries for recycling is also provided.
Household Polystyrene - The household polystyrene recycling scheme is free for householders at selected hardware stores for clean polystyrene with no food residue, dirt, stickers or glue. The equivalent of two refuse bags will be accepted at a time. For commercial quantities, contact EXPOL on 0800 86 33 73 or email email@example.com
Water Refilling - RefillNZ offers a free and easy solution to reduce the use of plastic bottles by providing details of those offering a refill station for people to fill their water bottle for free. For locations in Hurunui, visit the RefillNZ site.
Unwanted Glasses - Specsavers offers a nationwide recycling programme for glasses and sun glasses. Pre-loved glasses can be placed in the glasses recycling box or handed to a team member at any Specsavers store.
Nespresso Coffee Pods - A great option for businesses to recycle Nespresso coffee pods, as a box and free collection service is now available. For further details or to participate, visit the Nespresso website.
Children's Car Seat Recycling - In Hurunui, all transfer stations accept children's car seats for recycling (there is a charge). For further details, visit the SeatSmart website.
Christchurch Methodist Central Mission - run a blanket and bedding re-use programme, through which good condition bedding items are generally accepted. Further information is available on their website.
Community Energy Action - Recycle unwanted, but good condition curtains for re-use by others. Further information is available on their website.