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Keep your blue bin for the new service

Use your old blue bin for your new pay-as-you-throw rubbish bin service rolls out for west Auckland in October 2017 and in March 2018 for the North Shore.

The new service is easy – put your old blue bin back into action as your rubbish bin and simply attach a new pre-paid tag each time you want your bin collected. By re-using your old blue bin you’re helping to reduce the waste we send to landfill – every bin saved helps to achieve our zero waste goal for Auckland.

All you need to do is purchase a pre-paid tag for the bin each time you want it collected, attach it to your bin handle and put it out on your usual collection day.  Tags cost $3.80 per bin tag and are on sale at supermarket check outs across west Auckland.

Don’t have a bin? How to request a bin:

You can request a new bin if:
• You’ve already returned your old blue bin 
• Your old blue bin is broken or damaged
• Live in a property that is a new build and does not have a bin.

Please click here to request a new bin, or to request your blue one be collected.

Not using Auckland Council’s new rubbish service? 
If you wish to return your 140L blue and yellow bin, you can take it for free to the Waitakere refuse and recycling transfer station at 50 The Concourse, Henderson. Or you can fill in this form.

Please note: Ownership of bins remains with Auckland Council.