Recycling FAQs

Recycling is a private initiative and weekly recycling bag collections are provided in Mangawhai and Baylys and supported by collection points along the State Highways between the two townships.

Other recycling alternatives?

Please note: Little River Transport (Beach Road, Dargaville) is no longer accepting recycling. Recycling can be taken to the Awakino Road Transfer Station during opening hours.

Area

Organisation responsible

What can be deposited

Cost

Dargaville – Countdown Carpark

Scouts

Aluminium cans

Free

Dargaville – Edward Street

Greenways Trust

Aluminium cans and clean tins

Free

Dargaville – Murdoch Street

Fast Food Takeaways

Newspaper – clean large sheets only

Free

Dargaville – Gordon Street

Dargaville Primary School

Cellphones

Free

What types of products can be recycled?

  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminium Cans
  • Aerosol cans
  • Tins
  • Plastics Grade 1 (Clear only, and no meat trays as those that aren't up to grade can contaminate the plastic quality)
  • Plastics Grade 2 (Milk bottlers, clear and coloured)

Recycling must be placed in a yellow recycling bag in order to be collected. Bags cost $1.50 and can be purchased throughout the District from most supermarkets and Council offices.

The nature of recycling is determined by market who will buy the waste products. Currently there is a lot of change in these markets, and at times due to over supply, the transfer station may not take certain products. 

Also at the Dargaville Recycling Centre - 

  • Scrap metal
  • White ware items
  • Green Waste
  • Second Chance Shop

A recycling service for old and unwanted CRT television sets etc is provided at the Dargaville and Hakaru Transfer Stations, It is a user pay scheme and items are sent to Auckland for recycling.

Office Max Whangarei accept the following items for recycling free of charge:

  • Personal and laptop computers and all cables
  • Tablets, Notebooks and palmtops
  • Computer monitors and parts (eg internal hard drives and CD drives)
  • Computer peripherals and accessories (eg mouse, keyboards, web cameras, USBs and modems)
  • Printers, faxes, scanners and multi-functional devices
  • Cameras and video cameras.