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

LoveNZ public places recycling bins and street litter bins

To make recycling and disposing of waste easy, recycling stations and street litter bins are conveniently located around Dunedin.

Recycling stations and street litter bins are not for commercial or household use. They are there to provide the public and visitors to our city with a valuable service and to keep Dunedin’s public places clean and beautiful.

Public places recycling bins

LoveNZ Recycling station

These enable the public to recycle while out and about. Three bins are contained within a single unit. These bins collect different waste material as follows.

LoveNZ Recycling station
Mixed Recycling
You can deposit:
rigid plastic containers and aluminium cans, fizz and water bottles
plastic take away containers
plastic cups
coffee cup lids
yoghurt pottles
steel food cans.
Do not deposit:
polystyrene or soft plastics (e.g. plastic bags)
paper or cardboard in these bins
Paper and cardboard are best recycled via your kerbside or workplace recycling bin. This is because paper and cardboard cannot be kept clean from food or liquid contamination. Doing so could result in a fine.
All Glass
You can deposit:
all unbroken bottles and jars.
Lids on OK.
Do not deposit:
broken glass
drinking glasses
window glass
light bulbs or crockery.
Rubbish
For all other waste use the rubbish bin or any of the street litter bins and keep Dunedin beautiful.

Glass bottle banks

LoveNZ Glass bottle bank

There are three public places recycling bottle banks. These bottle banks collect colour sorted glass bottles and jars. The bottle banks are hosted which means a community group or organisation keep a careful eye on how these facilities are used.

  • The Otago Polytechnic hosts two bottle banks
    - outside their Manaaki Student Centre on Harbour Terrace.
    - at the Dunedin School of Engineering on Anzac Avenue by the Leith Street bridge.
  • All Saints Church hosts a bottle bank on Cumberland Street.

Street litter bins

street litter bin

There are a number of different styled street litter bins in Dunedin but the majority of them are the 100 litre heritage bin as pictured. Having easy access to these bins means with your help our streets and footpaths can remain litter free.

Disposing of commercial or household waste in these bins breaches the Dunedin City Litter Compliance Policy and you could face an infringement fee of up to $400. For commercial quantities of waste or recycling please contact a commercial waste and recycling collection service provider. You can find these companies listed in the yellow pages.

If you wish to report a litter incident or make any comments on how we can improve our services please contact the DCC Customer Services Centre on 03 477 4000.

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