Recycling - More Options

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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 from households 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:

  • The PC Recycling Channel, Gregory St, Naenae - Phone (04) 567 1081
  • New Age Materials, 32A Seaview Rd, Seaview - Phone (04) 568 7913
  • Megabyte Computer Consultants, 150-154 Willis Street, Wellington, - Phone (04) 803-3041
  • Remarkit Solutions Ltd, 130 Waterloo Quay, Wellington, - Phone (04) 499 0121
  • Working and non-working Telecom and Vodafone mobile phones can be recycled

Telecom mobile phones can be recycled at the Telecom shops in the North City Shopping Centre and the Megacentre.

Vodafone mobile phones can be recycled at the Vodafone shop in the North City Shopping Centre.

Used oil and car batteries can be recycled

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

  • Thurline Transport,190 Gracefield Road, Gracefield - Phone (04) 568 2185 or 0800 732 953. Please phone first.
  • Exide Technologies (car batteries – minimum 3 tonnes), 51-57 Waione Street, Petone, Lower Hutt – Phone (04) 568 4269
  • Barry & Mexted (Porirua's Marshall Batteries dealer), 2 Wall Place, Porirua – car batteries in small quantities (eg 1 and 2s) – Phone (04) 232 4067
  • Macauley Metals (car batteries), 45 Seaview Road, Lower Hutt - Phone (04) 568 6507

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

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 Wellington region also accept vehicles, including -

  • Able Car & Metal Recyclers, 2 Broken Hill Road, Porirua - Phone (04) 910 6473
  • 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
  • Pick-A-Part recyclers, 2 Eastern Hutt Road, Wingate, Lower Hutt (just north of the Wingate rail bridge) – Phone 0800 789 000 or email info@pickapart.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, 81B Kenepuru Drive - Phone (04) 237 5322
  • Wellington Scrap Metals, Tyers Road Ngauranga Gorge - Phone (04) 473 9277
  • Macauley Metals, 45 Seaview Road, Lower Hutt - Phone (04) 568 6507

Printer cartridges can be 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.

See the Cartridge World website for more information.

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.

Placemakers at the Megacentre also accepts leftover usable paint (conditions apply) as part of the Enviropaints scheme, where it is turned into recycled paint and resold at Placemakers.


The Resene Colour Shop in 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.

More information is available on the Resene PaintWise website.

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 3-7 (including clingfilm, strapping) can be picked up on a regular basis

Mana Community Enterprises accepts all plastics at a charge. They can arrange a regular or one off pick up from your premises.

The Trash Palace website has more information about Mana Community Enterprise.

Pacific Plastic Recyclers in Levin also offer a collection service for plastics at a small charge.

See the Pacific Plastic Recyclers website for more information about their collection service.

Fluorescent Lighting, CFLs and ECO light bulbs

Porirua City Council does not currently recycle fluorescent lights that contain mercury, However, Interwaste, located in Lower Hutt, provides a zero-to-landfill 100% 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.

To find out more details, visit the Interwaste website from the link below or phone (04) 566 6600.

Polystyrene is accepted at Poly Palace for a fee

Poly Palace, opposite Trash Palace on Broken Hill, accepts polystyrene for free (Less than 240 Litres of clean uncontaminated Polystyrene (a wheelie bin full)). Fees will apply to larger loads. he polystyrene is converted into underfloor insulation.

See the Poly Palace page on the Trash Palace website for more information.

On-Farm" Waste Products and the Agrecovery Rural Recycling Programme

AgRecovery logo.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.

Established in 2005 AgRecovery is a not-for-profit charitable trust put together by primary sector stakeholders. Its nationwide services are available for farmers, growers, contractors, sports turf managers, vet clinics and others within the New Zealand primary sector.

The aim of the programme is to provide a sustainable solution to help manage the sector’s impact on the environment and to meet increasing customer demands for best environmental practice.

For detailed information about how AgRecovery can help you deal with persistent waste on your farm or property, please visit the AgRecovery website from the link below.

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