A – Z Reuse & Recycling Directory
It’s been developed to help households and businesses find out what items can be reused or recycled locally, or how they can be disposed of safely. Just scroll down the page, find the waste item you’ve got, click on it and you’ll get the information you need – it’s as simple as that!
Various local Facebook groups exist that offer the option to donate, swap, sell or buy goods for reuse – more details can be found here
We try to keep this guide as up to date as possible but things can change quickly in the world of waste, so if you can’t find what you are looking for or the information is out of date, please contact Waste Education Services (WES) at the Nelson Environment Centre to let us know. You can contact us on 03 545 9176 or send us an email.
The listing of outlets through this guide does not imply a recommendation.
Agricultural/Farm Chemical Containers & Drums
Agricultural/Farm Plastics & Other Non-chemical Waste
Aluminium & Steel Cans – see Cans
Cameras – see Electronic Waste
Cans – Aluminium & Steel
Carpet & Rugs
Cartridges – including printer/photocopier ink/toner
Child Car Seats
China, glassware, pottery
Clothes, Linens & Curtains etc.
Clothes Dryers (electric) – see Appliances
Computers – see Electronic Waste
Cooking Fats & Oils
Confidential Waste – documents/disks etc.
Construction & Demolition
Curtains – see Clothes, Linens & Curtains
Horticultural Waste – see Agricultural/Farm Chemicals, Agricultural/Farm Chemical Containers, or Agricultural/Farm Plastics & Other Non-chemical Waste
House Parts/Windows etc.
Photographic, X-ray Film & Fixer
Photocopiers – see Electronic Waste
Photocopier Toner Cartridges – see Cartridges
Plastics – Soft
Printers – see Electronic Waste
Printer Cartridges – see Cartridges
Viticulture Waste – see Agricultural Chemicals, Agricultural Chemical Containers or Agricultural/Farm Plastic & other Non-chemical Waste
X-ray Film & Fixer – see Photographic, X-ray Film & Fixer