Broadlands Road Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre
|OPENING HOURS: 1 SEPTEMBER TO 30 APRIL|
|Monday to Friday||8am to 5.30pm|
|Weekends and public holidays||8am to 6pm|
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday
Closed up to 1pm on ANZAC Day
|OPENING HOURS: 1 MAY TO 30 AUGUST|
|Monday to Friday||8am to 5pm|
|Weekends and public holidays||8am to 5.30pm|
The drop-down sections below include more information about the types of items that can be accepted for recycling.
Recycle your batteries for free at our battery recycling station.
Batteries contain numerous components that are bad for the environment and they can deteriorate if not in use and become hazardous. Collecting batteries before they deteriorate means they can be recycled appropriately, saving valuable components for reuse and reducing the risk to people and the environment.
YES please - we accept the following batteries for free recycling:
✔️ Batteries from household devices:
✔️ AA, AAA, C, and D cell batteries
✔️ Alkaline cell
✔️ Cr123 camera batteries
✔️ Dry cell and zinc batteries
✔️ Li-ion batteries (from laptops, cameras, cell phones and tools)
✔️ Gel cell
✔️ Loose batteries
✔️ Removable mobile phone batteries*
NO thank you - you CANNOT recycle the following batteries:
❌ Damaged batteries
❌ Leaking batteries
❌ Rusty batteries
❌ Modified batteries
❌ Mobile phones without a removable battery*
*If your old mobile phone doesn’t have a removable battery, drop the phone off at a One NZ, Spark or 2Degrees retailer where it can be recycled.
Child car seats, capsules and booster seats that are expired or damaged can be recycled by simply dropping them in the designated container in the recycling area at the Broadlands Road Transfer Station.
YES please - we accept the following for free recycling:
✔️ Child car seats
✔️ Child capsules
✔️ Child booster seats
The seats are collected, dismantled, and recycled, through the national child car seat recycling programme SeatSmart.
Child car seats have expiry dates of between six and 10 years depending on the make and model, and the SeatSmart programme not only gets expired and unsafe seats out of circulation, it also ensures they don't go to landfill. SeatSmart recycles or repurposes around 75 percent of car seats by weight, including plastic, metal and straps.
YES please - paper and cardboard you CAN recycle:
✔️ Flattened cardboard boxes with tape removed
✔️ Magazines, newspapers, brochures, catalogues, leaflets, pamphlets
✔️ Empty pizza boxes - remove any pizza scraps
✔️ Cardboard such as toothpaste boxes, soap boxes, tissue boxes and toilet roll tubes
✔️ Envelopes and domestic junk mail
✔️ Telephone directories
✔️ Shredded paper and any other clean paper or cardboard
NO thank you - paper and cardboard you CANNOT recycle:
❌ Tetra Pak cartons
❌ Takeaway coffee cups and fast food drink cups
❌ Used napkins, tissues and paper towels
❌ Dirty paper plates
❌ Mixed paper (or cardboard) products such as waxed paper, carbon paper, milk or juice cartons.
TIPS for recycling your paper and cardboard:
♻️ Flatten cardboard cartons and boxes
YES please - we accept the following items for e-waste recycling:
✔️ Mobile phones
✔️ Small peripheral devices such as keyboards and mice
✔️ Toners from copiers and printers
✔️ Video/DVD/CD players
YES please - glass you CAN recycle:
✔️ Whole glass jars and bottles
NO thank you - glass you CANNOT recycle:
❌ Broken glass (please wrap in newspaper and put into your rubbish)
❌ Window glass
❌ Drinking glasses
❌ Glass cookware or ceramics
❌ Light bulbs
TIPS for recycling your glass:
♻️ Empty and rinse clean your glass jars and bottles
♻️ Separate bottles by colour - brown, clear or green and blue
♻️ Remove bottle lids and caps and place them in your household rubbish or recycle in the bin provided
♻️ Broken glass must be wrapped in newspaper/cardboard and placed in your rubbish
Greenwaste is accepted for recycling (see charges above).
To protect contractors equipment and maintain product quality there are restrictions on green waste - it cannot contain any of the items listed below, or the whole load must be charged and dumped as refuse.
NO thank you - you CANNOT recycle these items as green waste:
❌ Agapanthus and other noxious plants
❌ Cabbage trees/leaves
❌ Hard fill/concrete/rocks
❌ Phoenix palm fronds
❌ Steel poles/stakes
❌ Tree limbs over 150mm
❌ Vines netting
✔️ Agricultural chemicals (domestic quantities only; no commercial)
✔️ Scrap metal including well washed paint tins
✔️ Waste oil - including lubricating oil, transmission and hydraulic fluids only (domestic quantities only, up to 20 litres)
All the recyclables - including plastics 1, 2 and 5, tin and aluminium - that you put in your green bin for kerbside collections can also be recycled for free here.
YES please - plastic, tin and aluminium you CAN recycle:
✔️ Kitchen, bathroom and laundry plastics with the number 1, 2 and 5
✔️ Aluminum drink cans
✔️ Tinfoil, foil trays and foil pans
✔️Tin food cans and pet food cans
NO thank you - plastic, tin and aluminium you CANNOT recycle:
❌ Any plastics with the number 3, 4, 6 and 7
❌ Outdoor number 5 plastics such as plant pots
❌ Children's plastic toys and bath toys
❌ Soft plastics such as plastic bags/wrappers, frozen food bags, grocery bags, chip packets, bread bags, glad wrap and bubble wrap
❌ Bottle caps and lids
❌ Aerosol cans such as deodorant, air freshener, sunscreen and hairspray
TIPS for recycling your plastic, tin and aluminium:
♻️ Look for the recycle number or symbol on the bottom or side of plastic containers
♻️ Rinse out and clean your recyclables
♻️ Put bottle caps and lids into your rubbish bag
♻️ Remove any shrink or plastic wrap from recyclable items
♻️ Push tin lids down inside the tin for safety, no sharp edges
Generally speaking, whiteware contains lots of good metals in them like stainless, aluminum, steel, wrought iron and they also have non-ferrous precious metals like copper that are in the electrical cables and motors, and all of these things can be recycled. All refrigerant gases will be removed and destroyed, as part of the recycling process.
YES please - the following whiteware items CAN be recycled:
✔️ Heat pumps and air conditioning units
✔️ Washing machines
Habitat for Humanity
The Habitat for Humanity second-hand retail ReStore accepts and resells quality new and gently pre-loved goods ranging from furniture, appliances, clothing, books, building materials, and more. By shopping, donating or volunteering here, you are supporting Habitat for Humanity's mission with all proceeds going directly toward local housing programmes.
Phone: 07 217 0069
Compost and mulch
Charges for mulch and compost are shown in the table below.
|One cubic metre||$60|
|Small trailer (6x4) - half metre||$30|
|Bulk contractors for orders over 100m3||Contact Michael Rusden from Envirowaste on 027 504 3714 for a quote.|
|One cubic metre||$30|
|Small trailer (6X4)||$20|
For bulk order pricing contact Michael Rusden from Envirowaste on 027 504 3714.
Broadlands Road Landfill flyover
Ever been curious about what the Landfill at Broadlands Road looks like and where our local waste goes? Take a look at this aerial footage!