What happens to my recycling?
Rubbish collected by your provider is taken to our transfer stations for consolidation, and then trucked to landfills in Horowhenua, Rangitikei and Porirua for disposal.
Everything we put in our recycling crates and bins is hand-sorted, so please wash all recycling well. A small amount of each load will go to landfill after sorting. The reasons for this are dirty recyclable and broken glass contamination, and/or non-recyclable rubbish being mixed in with the recyclables. This contamination makes potentially recyclable products no longer usable for recycling.
Most recyclables collected in Kāpiti are taken to the Otaihanga Resource Recovery Facility (ORRF), which is run by MidWest Disposals. MidWest staff do everything they can to reduce the amount of waste that needs to go to landfill.