Kerbside Collection Criteria
Only official Hurunui Council rubbish and recycling bags will be collected, these can be purchased from various outlets in Hurunui and must be at the kerbside boundary of the property by 8am on collection day.
Bags split before the contractors arrival are not the contractors responsibility to clean up.
Rubbish bags will not be collected if:
- The bag exceeds the allowable 15kg weight.
- The bag is not securely tied.
- The bag contains something, which could endanger the collector or damage the vehicle e.g. medical or hazardous waste, needles, animal waste, ashes, sharp objects or liquids.
- The bag is full of bottles or contains unwrapped glass.
The contractor is authorised by council to sticker and leave non-complying rubbish bags; further information is printed on the bags.
It is possible to recycle the following, via the collections, all of which must be clean and loose in the recycling bag.
- Newspapers, magazines and telephone directories - paper must be larger than a 'letter' envelope (11cm x 22cm).
- Cardboard, greetings cards, egg boxes and trays.
- Office waste paper, glitter free wrapping paper and envelopes.
- Food, drink and pet food cans.
- Clean plastic bottles and containers numbered 1 - i.e. soft drink bottles (no lids).
- Clean plastics bottles and containers numbered 2 - i.e. milk bottles (no lids).
- Clean plastic bottles and containers numbered 5 - i.e. yoghurt and ice cream containers (no lids).
Bundles of cardboard and papers, which do not fit in a recycling bag should be flattened, tied in secure bundles and taken to a transfer station. These will not be collected from the kerbside.
What NOT to Place in a Recycling Bag
To maintain the quality of recycling, the following must not be placed in the recycling bags. Non complying recycling bags will be stickered and not collected.
- Plastics numbered 3, 4, 6 and 7 - these will contaminate recycling.
- Soft plastics - i.e. any plastics that can be scrunched in your hand. Soft plastic recycling has been reintroduced to Christchurch, for details, visit Soft Plastic Recycling
- Polystyrene and polystyrene meat trays.
- Plastic shopping bags and plastic strapping.
- Nappies, batteries and general waste; batteries can be recycling via all transfer stations for free.
- Clothing and shoes; these can be recycled via Amberley transfer station for free.
- Food or garden waste.
- Glass bottles; these can be recycled via all transfer stations for free.
Hanmer Springs Household Glass Bottle Recycling
In Hanmer Springs, household glass bottles are collected, providing:
- An official Hurunui Council glass recycling box is used.
- Boxes do not contain other recycling or rubbish. Glass bottles are crushed and used in road construction, so must be contaminant 'free'.
- All lids are removed.
- Boxes can be lifted safely, are not overloaded and are left at the kerbside of the property.
Bottles outside commercial premises, in cardboard boxes or a container not issued by Hurunui Council will be left.