Inorganic collections

Inorganic collections

An inorganic collection happens once a year and is to reduce the amount of material sent to landfill. When we collect your inorganic items, we save anything we can repair, repurpose, or reuse. With your help, we can all participate to make Auckland zero waste to landfill by 2040.

Have an annual clean out and book your inorganic collection today. Encourage your friends, family, and neighbours to do the same. 

Book you annual on-property inorganic collection today and help reduce waste to landfill, aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/inorganic

You can book an inorganic collection in the way that works best for you:

  • Online at aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/inorganic
  • Over the phone at 09 301 0101
  • Or visit one of our service centres.

We will notify you one week before your collection week, so if you decide you no longer need a collection, you have time to cancel it.

Once you have all your inorganic items together, please check:

  • Items are easy to access within the boundary of your property
  • There is no more than one cubic metre (approximately a small trailer load) of material

Don’t delay book your inorganic collection today.

Consider other options

If you have items you want to get rid of now and can’t wait for your inorganic collection, you can also take your reusable items directly to your local Community Recycling Centre, charges may apply. Support your local community by diverting unwanted items and diverting waste from landfill.

If you have items that aren’t suitable for putting in your inorganic collection, visit aucklandcouncil.govt.nz and use the “how to get rid of unwanted items” search tool to learn what to do with them.