To get you started, check out the basics of recycling in Buller:
- Clear and coloured plastics 1, 2 and 5 are accepted if they are thoroughly rinsed and clean.
- Cardboard and paper, including clean pizza boxes are accepted at the Westport and Reefton transfer stations (but not in Karamea). They must not be contaminated with food residue. It is important to note that till receipts cannot be recycled, they are made from material which is coated in chemicals.
- Aluminium cans, steel tins and glass bottles and jars are accepted although any food residue also prevents them from being recycled. You need to rinse, clean and check.
For the finer details on how refuse and recycling work in Buller, read about the three refuse and recycling zones and see our 'what can be recycled in Buller' page for a recycling refresher.