Where does Recycling from Hurunui go?
Glass and scrap metal is backloaded to Christchurch using empty trucks returning from Kate Valley. Glass is crushed for roading and metal is recycled locally.
Cardboard, paper, food and drink cans and plastic bottles and rigid plastic containers numbered 1, 2 and 5, from the kerbside collections and transfer stations are processed at EcoCentral in Christchurch.
Recycling at EcoCentral is audited. In 19/20, the average contamination rate for Hurunui was 1.55% and for 2020/21, the average contamination rate is 2.345%.
On-going low contamination rates have resulted in Hurunui being acknowledged as a Recycler of Merit.
Information explaining where EcoCentral send recycling is available on their website.
|Tonnage - by Material Type|
Recycling to EcoCentral and Transfer Station Recycling
E-waste, hazardous waste, clothes, etc.
Waste to Kate Valley
Discounted Composting Kits
Discounted food and animal waste composting kits are available for purchase from council outlets.
Agrecovery and Plasback recycling schemes are available in Hurunui to support farmers and growers to recycle.
Recycling for Charity
The council is collecting aluminium wine bottle lids of behalf of Amberley Lions to raise funds for KanTabs.
Council offers a free education programme for schools and community groups to learn to reduce, re-use and recycle in Hurunui.