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What we can recycle is changing
The plastic we can recycle has changed. Plastic containers with the number 1, 2 & 5 in the recycling triangle can go in your kerbside recycling bin. New Plymouth (NPDC), Stratford (SDC) & South Taranaki (STDC) Councils no longer take plastics 3, 4, 6 & 7. Plastics 1, 2 & 5 make up 87% of our residential recyclable plastics in New Zealand. We have changed how we do things. For the better.
Remember if you use one of the regions transfer stations, the same change also applies – recycle plastic containers with a 1, 2 & 5 in the triangle.
Please continue to recycle clean glass, tin, aluminium, paper and cardboard as usual.
Find out more
Download the He tauira ki nga Ratonga Parapara o Taranaki ki te Tonga | Your Guide to South Taranaki's Solid Waste Servicesfor more information on what you can expect from your Kerbside collection services and transfer stations around the District.