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Dunedin City Council – Kaunihera-a-rohe o Otepoti
Recycling facility in CBD.

Glass recycling bins

Blue bins belong to the property and should have the address written on them. Each household can have up to three blue bins. The recycling service costs form part of your rates.

Blue bin

The blue bins are used for unbroken glass bottles and jars. Your blue bin is collected fortnightly, alternating weeks with the yellow-lidded wheelie bins. Please check the online calendar by entering your street address. Refer to the correct calendar i.e. week one or week two, or download the relevant calendar or contact our Customer Services Agency to obtain a current year calendar copy.

Please remember

  • Glass should be unbroken and should have been rinsed out.
  • Only glass bottles and jars can be accepted, not other glass products such as mirrors or sheet glass.
  • Lids can remain on.

Where does it go?

The glass will be sorted into green, white or brown glass as it is put into the truck. The sorted glass will be sent to OI Glass bottle manufacturer in Auckland to be re-made into bottles.

Replacement and extra blue bins

Each household can have up to three blue bins. Additional and broken bins cost $10 (45 ltr) and are available from all our Customer Services Agencies. The recycling service costs form part of the property rates.

If your bin is lost, or broken, contact the property owner to replace it or  buy one from one of our Customer Service Centres.

If your existing blue bin is the older style identified by its appearance (black on the inside and blue on the outside) and showing signs of age this can be exchanged for a new blue bin. In this instance customers can arrange for a blue bin exchange at no extra cost by phoning our Customer Service Agency. The exchange will occur on the day after the next blue bin collection day following the request being received. On the exchange day the blue bin must be empty and must be at the kerbside.

Collection day calendars

Find out your rubbish/recycling collection days using these PDF calendars.

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