Until July, household rubbish and recycling are collected weekly on the same day.
From July, wheelie bins will replace crates for kerbside recycling. See our recycling collections page for more information.
Until then, rubbish bags and recycling crates must be kerbside by 8 am on the collection day.
Collections take place on all public holidays as scheduled, except for Christmas Day. Any other changes will be advertised.
|Ascot Park - south of Warspite Ave||Tuesday|
|Ascot Park - north of Warspite Ave||Wednesday|
|Rānui - south of Mungavin Ave||Monday|
|Rānui - north of Mungavin Ave||Tuesday|
Rubbish collection for rural areas is on Mondays. These areas include:
Only rubbish in a pre-paid black plastic Council rubbish bag will be collected. We don’t currently operate a wheelie bin service for households or commercial premises.
The 60 litre rubbish bags are sold at our Customer Services Centre at 16 Cobham Court, all Porirua City libraries and most supermarkets and dairies. They cost $2.50 each or $25.00 for a pack of 10.
The bag must not weigh more than 15 kg when full.
You don’t have to have a recycling crate – we accept containers such as supermarket bags and cardboard cartons making sure it is clear it is recyclable material, not rubbish. We currently provide a recycling crate to owners of houses in new subdivisions, or you can buy a crate from us at our Customer Services Centre, 16 Cobham Court, Porirua for $15.00.
Recycling must be kerbside by 8 am on collection day.
We collect rubbish and recycling in all weather, it doesn’t matter if your recycling gets wet. You should flatten and fold large boxes so they fit in the crate, and tie paper and cardboard in bundles to prevent it being blown away.
Recycling needs to be household quantities. If the official Council crate is not used the alternative container should be of a similar size. Cardboard boxes should be flattened and folded so they are of a size that could fit into the official Council crate. Alternatively residents can take their recyclables to the Council’s Bulk Recycling drop off point at Spicer Landfill.
Sometimes the recycling is sorted as it is collected by our service providers depending on the type of truck used. At other times the items are sorted when it is delivered to the recycling facility.
You can recycle:
Rinse containers to reduce smells and health issues. Lids can be on or off bottles.
Rubbish bags containing these items won’t be collected:
These materials can’t be recycled and will be left behind if put out with your recycling:
If you can’t easily move around, we can collect one official Porirua City bag of household rubbish and a crate of recycling from your back or front door.
You’ll need a written statement from your GP confirming that your mobility is limited.
Recycling blowing around the streets of Porirua should soon be a thing of the past.8 May 2018