Rubbish - Inorganic Collection for Unwanted Household Items
This page contains information about the inorganic collection for unwanted household items provided by Trash Palace on behalf of the Porirua City Council.
Porirua residents can have unwanted household items collected twice a year for free
Porirua City residents who are unable to drop unwanted household items off to Trash Palace can arrange for two free collections from their house per year.
Bookings are required and can be made from Monday to Saturday from 8.30 to 5pm on (04) 237 6440.
The collection will not take place immediately
There is a waiting time for the collection service so you will need to take a note of the scheduled collection date and only put your items for collection out at the gate on that day.
More information about this service can be found on the Trash Palace website (see link at the bottom of the page).
Unwanted household items can also be dropped off at Trash Palace
Unwanted household items can also be dropped off to Trash Palace seven days a week for free. Acceptance of items is at the discretion of Trash Palace.
More information about acceptable materials and opening times can be found on the Trash Palace website.
Processing of material dropped off at Trash Palace or collected as part of the inorganic collection service
Items collected as part of the inorganic collection service are taken to Trash Palace for processing.
Collected and dropped off items are sorted into stock for the Trash Palace shop, repaired, recycled, or landfilled as residual waste. It is estimated that up to 70% of materials dropped off or collected can be resold, reused, or recycled.
Trash Palace is operated by Mana Recovery and the Council
Trash Palace is operated by Mana Recovery, working in partnership with the Porirua City Council. Mana Recovery also operates the inorganic collection service.
Mana Recovery is a non-profit, community organisation that provides focused work rehabilitation and training (such as employment at Trash Palace) to users of Mental Health Services living in the Porirua area.
All proceeds from the sale of materials donated to Trash Palace and collected as part of the inorganic collection service go to Mana Recovery for development of work opportunities.
Links to more information on reducing rubbish
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