Make the most of waste by the Auckland Council

What you can put out

Yes please:

  • large appliances - items like fridges, freezers, washing machines and ovens
  • furniture - items like beds, chairs, kitchen items and ornaments
  • sporting - items like gym equipment, bicycles and toys
  • renovation - items like timber (nails and/or other sharp items attached to timber must either be removed or flattened), carpet, tools, fixtures and fittings, baths and sinks
  • outdoors - items like lawnmowers, BBQs, garden tools and outdoor furniture
  • electronics - items like TVs, computers, phones and DVD players
  • small appliances - items like kettles, irons and vacuum cleaners.

No thanks:

  • bags of rubbish (including items contained in Flexi-bags) - please put these out in your usual kerbside bag or bin collection
  • recyclable packaging - please put these out in your usual kerbside bag or bin collection
  • garden waste - items like grass clippings, tree and hedge trimmings. These should be composted, or you will need to pay for a garden waste bag or bin service or pay to take them to a transfer station.
  • automotive - items like tyres and car parts. Check transfer station information for what to do with these items.
  • building and trade waste - items like plaster board, rubble, concrete and bricks. Check transfer station information for what to do with these items.
  • liquids - items like oil, petrol, paint and chemicals. Check hazardous waste information for what to do with these items. 
  • hazardous - items like broken glass, poisons, batteries and medical waste. Wrap small amounts of broken glass securely, to avoid the risk of injury to our collectors and put in your usual kerbside rubbish collection. Check hazardous waste information for what to do with other items.
  • asbestos - items like Fibrolite, floor coverings (made of asbestos), lagging and ceiling coatings. Check the Worksafe website for more information about asbestos, including a list of certified asbestos removers.
  • gas cylinders - items like CNG and LPG containers. Check transfer station information for what to do with these items.

Charges may apply for the disposal of some items not accepted in our inorganic collection service.