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

2019 to 2020

2020 to 2021

2021 to 2022

Awatere

8

13

8

Grovetown

52

55

59

Okiwi Bay

19

23

22

Port Underwood

11

13

11

Quarry

37

44

30

Rapaura

67

102

92

Seddon

60

52

43

Spring Creek

56

71

61

Tuamarina

103

111

83

Waihopai

26

37

30

Total

581

521

439

The following table highlights the breakdown of the recycling materials:

Recycling Material

% of tonnage
2019/20

% of tonnage
2020/21

% of tonnage
2021/22

Plastic and cans

9%

9%

10%

Green glass

35%

34%

31%

Cardboard

26%

26%

27%

Clear/brown glass

30%

31%

32%

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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