Matakawau recycling drop-off station closure

Matakawau recycling drop-off station closure

Service withdrawn due to COVID-19

Published: Sunday 29 March 2020

With communities being asked to stay home and self-isolate, Auckland Council has made the decision to close the recycling drop-off station at Matakawau on the Āwhitu Peninsula. 

The station closure will safeguard the wellbeing of the local community, as well as staff and contractors who manage the collections from the drop-off station.

“Our utmost priority has to be on keeping people safe and taking all the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” says Parul Sood, General Manager Waste Solutions.

The drop-off station, located at Matakawau Road, Matakawau will close at 11.59pm on Sunday, 29 March 2020 until further notice.

Roadside recycling collection services

From 24 March 2020, Auckland’s roadside rubbish and recycling collections are considered essential services and are continuing as usual.

Local Matakawau residents that currently use the drop-off station are instead encouraged to use Auckland Council’s roadside recycling service.  Rubbish and recycling bins should be placed on the roadside by 7am on your normal collection day.

In order to keep providing roadside rubbish and recycling collection services, the council will be following all Ministry of Health guidelines to ensure that public health is not compromised.

“We are all grateful to the drivers and team members who are working around the clock to make sure that essential services are maintained safely at this time,” Parul Sood says.

How to order a recycling bin

Local Matakawau residents that are paying a waste charge but do not currently have a 240-litre recycling bin on your property can request one online or by calling 09 301 0101.  Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, no other bin removals, exchanges or minor repairs can be done at this time.

Recycle Right

How to recycle right

The things that should go in our roadside recycling bins are household containers from our kitchen, bathroom, and laundry made from plastic, glass, steel, and aluminium, as well as paper and cardboard.

If unsure, people can play council's fun online Recycle Right game to find out whether items should go in the rubbish bin or recycling bin.