Recycling wheelie bin collection starts Monday


Nelsonians will finally be able to use their new recycling wheelie bins as the new recycling system kicks off on Monday.

Week One collections start next Monday and Week Two collections begin on Monday 24 October.

Council says to expect footpath congestion with each property placing two bins on the pavement.

However, they expect this to settle down as people adjust to the collection, work out the best placement and put their wheelie bin out only when full.

While rubbish collections are still weekly, the new recycling system features several changes.


What’s new:

  • The new bins should be used for plastics, cans, paper and cardboard while the existing blue crates will only be used for glass.
  • Recycling (mixed and glass) will be collected on the same day every fortnight.
  • Your collection day may change – check your bin for details.
  • Bins need to be out by 7am so put them out the night before if you prefer.
  • Do not place recycling in plastic bags, or on top/beside the wheelie bin, any overflow will not be collected.