About Your Bins
Bins for your property
TWO wheelie bins and ONE crate are issued to each property on the kerbside collection route:
1 x 120 litre wheelie bin for REFUSE (red lid)
(equivalent to approximately TWO AND A HALF standard refuse bags)
1 x 240 litre wheelie bin for RECYCLING (yellow lid)
(equivalent to approximately FIVE standard refuse bags)
1 x 45 litre crate for RECYCLING GLASS (blue crate)
These bins and crates are specific to the property and will have a property identifier stamped onto each bin.
To download the easy to use quick reference flyer about your bins, click the link below.
Introducing your new Blue Glass Crate
The Grey District Council is making some changes to its refuse and recycling services, all customers who are currently on our wheelie bin service (red and yellow wheelie bins) will now also have a blue crate for glass recycling. Your new blue crate will be collected on the same day as your yellow wheelie bin.
The new glass collection has enabled Smart Environmental (Council’s refuse and recycling Contractor) to employ another local team member to service the new glass crates.
Changes to Types of Plastics Recycled
From 6 December 2021, Council will move to recycling only plastics numbered 1, 2 and 5. The change in the plastic collection is being made to align with New Zealand’s commitment to move away from using hard-to-recycle, low-value plastics. These are commonly processed overseas and contribute to the problematic international trade in plastic waste. Take a look inside this brochure to learn more about what can go in your yellow wheelie bin.
To download the easy to use quick reference flyer, click the link below.
Bins and crates should be put out close to the kerb, preferably one metre apart and one metre from other objects, and unobstructed by vehicles, trees or power poles. Handles should face the house.
Missed, stolen or damaged bins/crates
For missed collections, damaged, missing or stolen bins/crates, please contact the Council on 03 769 8611. You will be required to pay costs only if the bin is damaged due to negligence.
- Please put the right items in the right bins/crates.
- Squash boxes and bottles before putting them in the bin to make more room.
- Ensure your recycling is clean!
- Pay attention to weight - 80 kg maximum.
- Make sure your bins/crate are put out by 7am on collection day. Residential properties are to bring their bins/crate back in by 7pm that night - "out by 7 - in by 7". Collections in the CBD will take place between 7am and 8am and bins/crates can be taken back in after collection.
- Lids should be fully closed to ensure collection.
Got a question? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions section.