Auckland Public Drop-Off Point


The Reclaim Difference

Reclaim offers a drop-off point for members of the public to unload readily recyclable material in an environmentally sustainable way.

This drop-off point follows source separation principles, whereby waste is separated at source by material type before any processing occurs. This method helps to maintain material integrity and keep contamination to a minimum, so that Reclaim can make sure any items dropped off are recycled.

Please see the drop-off guidelines for more information.

Auckland Public Drop-Off Facility Guidelines

The Public Drop-Off Area is located at 218 Station Road, Penrose, down the drive to the left. It is open Monday-Friday 8:30am to 3:00pm and is closed on public holidays and weekends.

Please find bins for each material stream below.


Drop-off Guidelines



Acceptable Items
  • Flattened corrugated cardboard
  • Cardboard cores less than 1.5 metres in length

  • Unacceptable Items
  • Plastic Corflute
  • Cardboard boxes which have not been broken down (unflattened)
  • Chilltainer (aluminium lined carboard)
  • Cardboard cores longer than 1.5 metres (please cut down cores longer than this to fit in bin)

  • Paper

    Acceptable Items
  • Office Paper
  • Box board (cereal boxes)
  • Newspaper
  • Tissue paper

  • Unacceptable Items
  • Paper with a plastic laminate (photocopier ream cover)
  • Non-recyclable paper alternatives (plastic laminate, rock paper)
  • Ring binders (please remove paper from ring binders before disposing of in here)

  • Glass

    Acceptable Items
  • Please separate into amber, green and clear colours
  • Clean glass jars and bottles
  • Please make sure these are clean and any residual liquid/food is removed

  • Unacceptable Items
  • Broken glass
  • Reinforced glass (car/house window)
  • Electronics glass
  • Items with residual liquid/food
  • Anything that is not a bottle or jar

  • Plastic Bottles

    Acceptable Items
  • # 1 plastic bottles and containers (PET). Example: plastic drink bottle
  • # 2 plastic bottles and containers (HDPE) under 10L in size. Example: milk bottle
  • Please make sure these are clean and any residual liquid/food is removed

  • Unacceptable Items
  • Plastic containers with #3, #4, #5, #6 or #7 on it
  • Plastic items with no numbers on them
  • Items with residual liquid/food

  • Plastic Film

    Acceptable Items
  • Clean, clear #4 (LDPE) plastic film
  • Clean, clear pallet/shrink wrap

  • Unacceptable Items
  • Coloured plastic film (any number)
  • Plastic film which has residual waste on it (food, powder, liquid)
  • Plastic film which is not clearly LDPE. If the plastic sounds like a crunchy leaf when you crush into a ball, then it is unacceptable.


    If you bring material in a plastic bag, please remove it from the bag before disposing of it in the correct bin.
    Please note that we do not accept any types of polystyrene or plastic foam.

    If you are producing large or regular amounts of recyclable material as part of your operations and would like to learn more about your options, please get in touch with our friendly team

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