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

Rural recycling facilities

Dunedin city boundaries stretch far and wide which means some residents living in rural or satellite areas do not have ready access to DCC’s kerbside collection service for recycling.

Because recycling is becoming an increasingly important issue in our community, and the demand for recycling services continues to grow, a solution was sought to provide remote communities with the opportunity to recycle. DCC supports 100% glass recycling in New Zealand

This led to an innovative partnership approach between DCC and community whereby three recycling facilities were established in host locations. Under this arrangement the host is a local community group or organisation who agrees to oversee the facility in their area to ensure it is being used correctly, while the DCC provides the facilities and the collection service. The host also uses local networks for communications to support good recycling practice.  Experience shows that the quantity and quality of recyclables collected at these recycling facilities improves year on year.

The following recyclable packaging products can be dropped off at any of the community recycling facilities;


Glass collection pods or bottle banks are provided for the collection colour sorted glass i.e; brown, clear and green.

  • 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.

Please do not deposit window glass, drinking glasses, light bulbs or crockery in these containers. The composition of this glass differs greatly. This has to be treated as contaminated in the recycling process.

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Mixed Recycling

Yellow lidded wheelie bins are provided for the collection of;

  • Rigid plastic containers 1 – 7 e.g. plastic drink bottles, plastic take away containers, yogurt pottles
  • Aluminium drink cans
  • Steel food cans
  • Paper
  • Cardboard: flattened and folded

Please do not deposit polystyrene or soft plastics (e.g. plastic bags) or general waste in these bins.

Whether you’re a local or visitor to any one of the community recycling facilities listed below, please take care to recycle correctly. The success of hosted facilities depends on all those who use them. Please keep your recycling free from contamination and do not leave general waste at these sites.

Middlemarch Community Recycling Facility

This recycling facility is located in the car park at the back of the Kissing Gate Café at 5 South Road. Residents in the greater Strath Taieri area, currently not receiving the DCC’s kerbside collection service, are encouraged to use this recycling facility.

Lee Stream Community Recycling Facility

This recycling facility is located behind Lee Stream Community Hall, next to Lee Stream School on Clarks Junction-Lee Stream Road (coming from Outram, just before George King Memorial Drive).

Hoopers Inlet Community Recycling Facility

This recycling facility is located at the entrance of the Hoopers Inlet Hall on Allans Beach Road, Cape Saunders. Coming from Portobello, continue on Allans Beach Road turning left once at Hoopers Inlet. Hoopers Inlet Hall is approximately 100 metres on the left.

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