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Recycling options

Here's some ideas for recycling or reducing your waste.

Kerbside recycling

A weekly kerbside recycling collection operates for Gisborne city, Wainui, Makorori, Poverty Bay Flats and Ruatoria township.  See what day your street is collected
There's a 24/7 recycling drop-off facility in Innes Street. 
Our rural transfer stations have free recycling too. Transfer station hours 

Zero waste

Items to recycle? Check the Guide to What's Recyclable  

Zero waste shopping guide for Gisborne / Tairawhiti

See the local places(external link) where you can source unpackaged groceries using BYO containers, reusable everyday items and low-waste cleaning products.

Rubbish Trip Guide(external link) 

Bokashi compost bucket

A great way to recycle your kitchen scraps using a Bokashi bucket system.  The composting system takes all left over food scraps, fruit and vegetable peelings, coffee grounds and tea leaves and bags, cooked or raw meat and fish.

The Bokashi system 'pickles' food scraps rather than the decaying process of traditional composting. And a nutrient rich compost can be produced in less than half the time.  The bucket can be kept in your kitchen, with no smell, and it takes most food waste.

You can buy the Bokashi compost system online - visit Bokashiboost website(external link)   

Worm farm

Make a worm farm and recycle your kitchen scraps.  More on how to make a worm farm


Recycle your garden and kitchen waste.  More on how to make compost

Secondhand Sunday

Sort your unwanted household items and put them out for Secondhand Sunday.  More on Secondhand Sunday

Recycling unwanted items

Find out where to recycle those unwanted items