A – Z Reuse & Recycling Directory



Welcome to the A-Z Reuse & Recycling Guide for the Nelson/Tasman region!

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

For further information on kerbside collections from homes, check out the Nelson City Council and Tasman District Council websites or visit one of their offices in the region.

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things can change quickly in the world of waste, so if you can’t find what you are looking for or the information is out of date, please contact Waste Education Services (WES) at the Nelson Environment Centre to let us know.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.


A
Agricultural/Farm Chemicals
Agricultural/Farm Chemical Containers & Drums
Agricultural/Farm Plastics & Other Non-chemical Waste
Aluminium & Steel Cans – see Cans
Antiques
Appliances

B
Batteries
Bicycles
Books

C
Cameras – see Electronic Waste
Cans – Aluminium & Steel
Cardboard

Carpet & Rugs

Cartridges – including printer/photocopier ink/toner
Child Car Seats
China, glassware, pottery
Clothes, Linens & Curtains etc.
Clothes Dryers (electric) – see Appliances
Coffee Grounds
Computers – see Electronic Waste
Cooking Fats & Oils

Confidential Waste
documents/disks etc.
Concrete

Construction & Demolition

Curtains – see Clothes, Linens & Curtains

D
Dental Waste

E
Electronic Waste

F
Food Waste

Fridges & Freezers – see Appliances
Furniture

G
Game Consoles – see Electronic Waste
Glass
Garden Waste/ Greenwaste

H
Hardfill/Hardcore
Hazardous Waste

Horticultural Waste – see Agricultural/Farm Chemicals, Agricultural/Farm Chemical Containers, or Agricultural/Farm Plastics & Other Non-chemical Waste
House Parts/Windows etc.

I
None listed

J
Jewellery

K
None listed

L
Light Bulbs
Linens – see Clothes, Linens & Curtains
LPG Bottles

M
Machinery/Tools
Metal – see Scrap Metal
Microwaves – see Appliances
Mobile Phones

N
None listed

O
Oil
(including liquid, drums, filters, rags etc)
Ovens – see Appliances

P
Paint
Pallets

Paper

Photographic, X-ray Film & Fixer

Photocopiers – see Electronic Waste
Photocopier Toner Cartridges – see Cartridges
Plasterboard

Plastics 1-7

Plastics – Soft

Polystyrene (Expanded)

Printers – see Electronic Waste
Printer Cartridges – see Cartridges

Q
None listed

R
Rubber – see Tyres
Rugs – see Carpets & Rugs

S
Scrap Metal
Stereos – see Electronic Waste

T
Telephones – see Mobile Phones or Electronic Waste
Timber
Tin foil
Tools – see Machinery/Tools
Topsoil

TVs – see Electronic Waste
Tyres

U
None listed

V
Viticulture Waste – see Agricultural Chemicals, Agricultural Chemical Containers or Agricultural/Farm Plastic & other Non-chemical Waste

W
Washing Machines – see Whiteware
Whiteware
Wood – see Timber
Workshop Waste – see Oil

X
X-ray Film & Fixer – see Photographic, X-ray Film & Fixer

Y
None listed

Z
None listed