Services

Kerbside services

A lot of our rubbish can be recycled. When we recycle, less waste goes to landfill and this is good for the planet!

We follow a different model for kerbside collection services to a number of other councils around the country. Since 2013, these services have been provided to Kāpiti residents solely by independent operators. Our role is to monitor all collectors for their compliance to our licence conditions and the Solid Waste Bylaw.

Rubbish and recycling collectors

There are four private rubbish and recycling collectors licensed by the council to operate in the district:

What service they provide

Collectors are required to provide waste and recycling collection for their urban residential customers. The price customers pay for rubbish bags and wheelie bins for waste includes the cost of a recycling service.

For waste: all collectors provide a wheelie bin. EnviroWaste (aka Budget Waste) also offers pre-paid yellow rubbish bags, sold in local supermarkets and dairies.

For recyclables: EnviroWaste and Low Cost Bins provide a wheelie bin for paper/cardboard, plastic and cans, along with a separate crate for glass items. Waste Management and Lucy's Bins provide one crate for all recyclables. Check out what can be recycled in Kāpiti here.

Recycling changes for rubbish bag users

EnviroWaste has introduced a two-stream recycling service for rubbish bag customers. Instead of one crate for all recyclables, rubbish bag customers now use a 240L wheelie bin for paper, plastics and cans and a crate for glass items (emptied on alternate weeks). Green crates containing mixed recycling are no longer collected by EnviroWaste.

If you use yellow Budget Waste rubbish bags and you don't have the new recycling wheelie bin and crate yet, please call EnviroWaste on 0800 438 224 or email otaki@envirowaste.co.nz (include your full address, full name & phone number). 

 What bins do collectors provide?

COLLECTOR

ENVIROWASTE
(waste wheelie bin & rubbish bag customers)

LOW COST BINS

WASTE MANAGEMENT

LUCY'S BINS

FOR GENERAL WASTE

EnviroWaste or Clean Green wheelie bin OR yellow 'Budget Waste' rubbish bags

Low Cost Bins or Skip-E-Bins wheelie bin

 Wheelie bin

Wheelie bin

FOR RECYCLING

 

 

Green crate for glass items (fortnightly, alternating with non-glass recyclables)

Wheelie bin for non-glass items i.e. cans, plastics and paper(fortnightly, alternating with glass)

Green crate for glass items (fortnightly, alternating with non-glass recyclables)

Wheelie bin for non-glass items i.e. cans, plastics and paper(fortnightly, alternating with glass)

Blue crate for all recyclables (weekly)

Crate for all recyclables

If your recycling has been missed or you are unsure when to put out your recyling bin and crate, please contact your collector directly. Lucy's Bins has a backdoor collection service - contact them for details.

When do I put out my rubbish & recycling?

COLLECTOR

ENVIROWASTE

LOW COST BINS

WASTE MANAGEMENT

Ōtaki

Friday

Friday

Friday

Te Horo (west of SH1)

Friday

Rubbish: Monday

Recycling : Friday

Friday

 

 

Te Horo (east of SH1)

Friday

Thursday

Friday

Peka Peka Rd & Kensington Dr

Friday

Rubbish: Monday

Recycling: Friday

Friday

 

 

Peka Peka - Paetawa Rd

Monday

Monday

Monday

Waikanae & Waikanae Beach

Monday

Monday

Monday

Waikanae - over the railway (east)

Monday

Monday

Friday

Waikanae Downs

Tuesday

Rubbish: Monday

Recycling: Tuesday

Monday

Nikau Valley

Tuesday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Paraparaumu township incl. east of railway

Tuesday

Tuesday

Tuesday

Paraparaumu Beach

Thursday

Thursday

Thursday

Raumati

Wednesday

Wednesday

Wednesday

Paekākāriki

Tuesday

Rubbish: Wednesday

Recycling: Tuesday

Tuesday

If you are a customer of Lucy’s Bins – please check with Lucy’s Bins when your collection day is.

Rubbish bags, wheelie bins and recycling crates must be on the kerbside before 7am on your collection day, as collections start at 7am. Rubbish and recyclables are collected by different trucks and collection times may vary from week to week.  

Recyclable items can be dropped off at a local transfer station free-of-charge.

If you are in Kāpiti on weekends/holidays only, please remember that under the bylaw you are only allowed to put your rubbish and recycling out the day before your collection day (after 1 pm) – if waste is put out too early, it can lead to pollution of your neighbourhood and/or recyclables blowing around the street. Warnings or fines can be issued.

If this isn't possible, please take your weekend rubbish and recycling to the transfer stations at Ōtaki, Otaihanga and Waikanae (open 7 days a week to 5pm). Or ask your neighbours/friends to put your rubbish and recycling out on the correct collection day for you.

Public holidays

Kerbside services continue as normal except for Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday. Wheelie bin collections may also vary on public holidays.

Collectors are required to publicise alternative collection arrangements. If you are unsure, please contact your collector.

Related links

Frequently Asked Questions
Rubbish Disposal Fees