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82 Scarborough Street
Kaikōura 7300
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IWK  |  Innovative Waste Kaikōura  |  Resource Recovery Centre

Information & FAQ's

Q: What can be dropped off for Recycling?
 

At the Resource Recovery Centre you can drop-off anything that you can put out for collection from the kerbside. This includes:

  • Paper, newspaper and cardboard

  • Plastic bottles, milk bottles ... in fact any plastic regardless of recycling number, including plastic wrap and clean bags

  • Tin and aluminium cans

  • Glass

  • See the "What can be dropped off" info sheet for more info.

We will accept any of the following items

  • All plastics including clean shopping bags, glad wrap, bubble wrap

  • Aluminum & steel cans

  • Plastic bottles & containers, including soft drink and milk (1-7's)

  • Newspapers

  • Paper, junk mail, magazines etc

  • Cardboard

Q: What will you collect from our kerbside?
 
Q: What can't you take?

Please don't leave any of the following items in your recycling:

  • Rubber

  • Polystyrene meat trays

  • Foil lined wrappings

  • Chip and biscuit wrappers

  • Coffee and cat food sachets

  • Cigarette butts

  • Personal hygiene items

  • Toothpaste tubes

  • Fiberglass

Print Information
Tell me about Greenwaste

We accept all quantities of Greenwaste over the weighbridge ($80.00 per tonne) and it goes through the process of composting.


Items we can’t compost:
Cabbage tree, yakkas and flax (Harakeke) leaves
 

Due to the size of the shredder we have on site we can’t accept tree  stumps any wider than 3 inches in diameter.


When the compost is ready we sell it by the scoop for $60, roughly 1m3 or in 40L bags for $6.00. It is sold when the compost is ready and isn’t always available. You are welcome to call ahead before you come up with your trailer to make sure there is some available on site.

 
 
IWK Metal and E-Waste Drop-off

Visit our metal area by the weighbridge to drop off various metal products and objects. The bins are clearly labelled for splitting various metals. As well as accepting old car and household batteries we accept computers, TVs, printers, cars, fridges and various other metals and electrical items. Larger loads need to come over the weighbridge so we can inspect your load, lend you a hi-vis vest, sign you in and give you a brief induction so you can make your way down to the scrap metal area. If you are unsure then just flag down one of our friendly staff and they will be happy to help. 

 
IWK Electrical Goods

From August 2018, we are able to sell small electrical goods in our shop. All the items have been tagged and tested for electrical compliance by our staff on site. This is awesome news for diversion! We a huge range of products that come into the shop and we can put them back into the community, giving them a second life.

 
We have extended the shop to make room for this exiting new project. 
The Shop is in the heart of the recycling yard and it is open: 
Monday - Friday (except Tuesday and public holidays) 9am - 4pm. 
Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm