Recycling - More Options

This page outlines some of the other recycling and resource recovery options available in Porirua and the greater Wellington region.

Trash Palace accepts most inorganic reusable and recyclable items

Trash Palace accepts many types of household reusable and recyclable items free of charge.

See the Trash Palace website for more information about the items they do and don’t accept.

There are several businesses that accept old computers and electronics

Trash Palace accepts domestic quantities of computers and electronics. Contact them regarding commercial quantities.

There are several companies in the Wellington Region that accept computer and electronic parts for recycling:

  • New Age Materials, 32A Seaview Rd, Seaview - Phone (04) 568 7913

Working and non-working mobile phones can be recycled at the Vodafone or Spark consumer stores in the North City Shopping Centre.

Used oil and car batteries can be recycled

Spicer Landfill will also take used vehicle oil, batteries and gas bottles (conditions apply).

The following companies provide special services to garages and the automotive industry:

  • Thurline Transport,190 Gracefield Road, Gracefield (used oil) - Phone (04) 568 2185 or 0800 732 953. Please phone first.
  • Exide Technologies (car batteries), 51-57 Waione Street, Petone, Lower Hutt – Phone (04) 568 4269
  • Barry & Mexted (car batteries), 2 Wall Place, Porirua – Phone (04) 232 4067
  • Macauley Metals (car batteries), 45 Seaview Road, Lower Hutt - Phone (04) 568 6507

Vehicle bodies clear of rubbish are accepted at Spicer Landfill

Clean vehicle bodies are accepted at Spicer Landfill, Porirua for a fee. If the vehicle has rubbish in it, the cost is increased.

A number of businesses in the Porirua region also accept vehicles, including -

  • Porirua Auto Dismantlers, 3/11 Raiha Street, Porirua – Phone (04) 237 5539
  • Selective Autoparts Ltd, 6 Kapuni Grove, Porirua – Phone (04) 238 2292 or email selectiveautoparts@xtra.co.nz

Dealers may pay for scrap metal

Dealers may pay for scrap metal; however this is subject to demand.

The following businesses in the Wellington region accept scrap metal:

  • AKB Ingot Metals, 37 Raiha Street - Phone (04) 237 5322
  • Wellington Scrap Metals, Tyers Road Ngauranga Gorge - Phone (04) 473 9277. Collection service available.
  • Macauley Metals, 45 Seaview Road, Lower Hutt - Phone (04) 589 2222

Printer cartridges can be recycled or refilled

  • Cartridge World Porirua, 7 Hartham Place South, refills cartridges while you wait at about half the cost of new ones. Phone (04) 238 1575.
  • Warehouse Stationery, 5 Semple Street, Porirua, accepts cartridges for recycling (but not refilling). Phone (04) 238 9415

Re-usable paint and clean paint cans are accepted through various schemes

If you have useable paint, it can be dropped off at Trash Palace where it will be made available to the public for reuse.

The Resene Colour Shop on Lyttelton Ave, Porirua accepts useable leftover Resene paint as part of Resene’s PaintWise scheme (conditions apply). The paint is given to community groups free of charge.

Clean and empty metal paint cans up to 4 litres can be put out for the household recycling collection.

Office Furniture is accepted at Trash Palace

Trash Palace accepts office furniture for a charge.

Plastics recycling for businesses

Mana Recovery accepts some plastics for a charge. They can arrange a regular or one-off pick up from your premises.

Second Life Plastics in Otaki also offer a collection service for a variety of plastic types. Phone (06) 364 5152.

Fluorescent Lighting, CFLs and ECO light bulbs

Interwaste, located in Porirua, provides a recycling service for these products. You can purchase pre-paid postage boxes from Interwaste, in which you can send back to them to be recycled. Phone (04) 237 6982.

Polystyrene is accepted at Poly Palace

Poly Palace, opposite Trash Palace on Broken Hill, accepts less than a wheelie bin of clean polystyrene for free. Fees will apply to larger loads.

On-Farm Waste and the Agrecovery Rural Recycling Programme

The AgRecovery Rural Recycling Programme provides New Zealand’s primary sector with responsible and sustainable systems for the recovery and recycling of persistent “on-farm” waste products.

More information on reducing waste

Porirua City Council pages

Legislation and Policy

Waste forms and information fliers

Local Waste Minimisation Organisations

National Waste Minimisation Organisations