Rural Community Recycling (RCR)

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Rural Community Recycling (RCR)

Council currently has RCR containers located at Grovetown, Spring Creek, Rapaura, Tuamarina, Waihopai, Awatere Valley Road, Okiwi Bay, Ohingaroa Quarry, Seddon and on the Port Underwood Road area towards Oyster Bay.

What can I put in these recycling containers?

  • Plastic (1 to 7)
  • Cans (steel and aluminium)
  • Glass bottles/jars (clear, brown and green)
  • Cardboard
  • Paper (glossies, newspapers, office papers)

What shouldn’t be put in the recycling containers?

  • Rubbish
  • Plate glass eg; windows

Location of containers

Use the map below to find out where the containers are currently located.

Service issues

Do not leave any material outside the container. If it is full then take your items away and report the issue on Freephone: 0800 355 005.

The following table highlights the tonnage of recycling materials from each bin by location.

Site

2018 to 2019

2019 to 2020

2020 to 2021

Awatere

10

8

13

Grovetown

51

52

55

Okiwi Bay

16

19

23

Port Underwood

5

11

13

Quarry

22

37

44

Rapaura

28

67

102

Renwick

255

140

0

Seddon

14

60

52

Spring Creek

50

56

71

Tuamarina

91

103

111

Waihopai

20

26

37

Total

563

581

521

The following table highlights the breakdown of the recycling materials:

Recycling Material

% of tonnage
2018/19

% of tonnage
2019/20

% of tonnage
2020/21

Plastic and cans

10%

9%

9%

Green glass

33%

35%

34%

Cardboard

25%

26%

26%

Clear/brown glass

32%

30%

31%

Totals for Council year

100%

100%

100%

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Awatere Valley

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Okiwi Bay

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Ohingaroa Quarry and Oyster Bay Lookout

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