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

Recycling inspections

Kerbside inspections were first undertaken in 2017 to help people improve their recycling, reduce contamination and keep the staff who collect and sort recycling safe.

The majority of Dunedin people do a great job with their recycling. However, the percentage of non-recyclables being put in recycling bins has been creeping up in recent years and is now above the national average of 9%.

The inspections involve a visual check of yellow-lidded bin contents on randomly selected streets. Coloured tags provided feedback, and residents whose bins contain non-recyclables receive a letter giving further guidance.

Inspection programmes are conducted regularly throughout the year.

For more information on the tags please click on the images below. To find out more about what can and can’t go in your yellow-lidded recycling bin, please check the yellow-lidded wheelie bins page.

What do the tags mean?

Click on the image for more information

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