Rubbish and recycling
The more you refuse, reduce, reuse, and recycle, the better it is for our environment and your bank account.
Waste is a part of our daily lives, but if we minimise waste it’ll cost us less for collection, and our landfill sites will last longer and produce fewer greenhouse gases (which cause climate change). Even before you buy, think about what will happen to items – and their packaging – longer term, and aim to reduce your waste impacts.
One of the first things every new Kāpiti household needs to do is find out about the rubbish and recycling services provided by the licensed local collectors, and sign up to a service.
When you dispose of waste, it’s important you sort it properly, so we’ve outlined what to do with a wide range of waste.
If you live rurally, choose not to have a bin service, or you’ve had a big clean-out, you can take your waste and recycling to one of our transfer stations.
It's best to keep greenwaste and food waste out of our rubbish bins, where it will end up in landfill. Find out how you can do things differently.
Are you learning about waste or looking at reducing waste at your school, early childhood centre, or organisation? Find out what's available to support you.
Waste professionals need to be licensed by Council before starting operations, under legislation and local bylaws.
We all love community events, but they can generate a lot of waste. With planning, you'll be surprised how easy it is to reduce waste at your next event.
The councils in Greater Wellington create our waste management and minimisation plan together, as we can achieve more when we work together. As a region, our vision is waste free, together – for people, environment, and economy.