Household rubbish and recycling are collected weekly on the same day.
Rubbish bags and recycling crates must be outside your gate 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 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, and at Cannon’s Creek and Porirua Central 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. We 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 outside your gate by 8 am on the collection day.
We collect rubbish and recycling in all weather. It doesn’t matter if your recycling gets wet, but you should flatten large boxes and tie paper and cardboard in bundles or put it in a supermarket bag to prevent it being blown away.
There is no limit on how much you can leave out for recycling.
You can recycle:
Rinse containers to reduce smells and health issues. Lids can be on or off bottles.
Read our guide to household recycling: What can be recycled?
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 a health professional or organisation confirming that your mobility is limited.