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Manurewa Community
Recycling Centre

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Welcome to our Zero Waste hub!

The Manurewa Community Recycling Centre is a place of community connection, a destination for learning and most importantly where practical actions can be taken to reduce waste to landfill by reusing, repurposing and recycling as much as possible.

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Wed to Sat 9am - 4pm, except public holidays.

Closed for Matariki, Friday 28 June 

38 Holmes Road, Manurewa, Auckland 2102


Upcoming Events

  • $5 Fill-a-bag
    $5 Fill-a-bag
    $5 Fill-a-bag
    Sat, 20 Jul
    20 Jul 2024, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Auckland, 38 Holmes Road, Manurewa, Auckland 2102, New Zealand
    20 Jul 2024, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Auckland, 38 Holmes Road, Manurewa, Auckland 2102, New Zealand
    Dive into a treasure trove of preloved clothing and fill your bag to the brim, all for just $5!

What we accept

We are a small recycling centre and therefore space determines what we can accept and recycle. Our focus is on good quality household items that can be reused, repurposed, upcycled, and recycled through partnership programmes. 

Please note: We're experiencing a high volume of clothing donations at the moment. To assist us in handling these donations more effectively, we're asking each person to please limit their clothing donations to just one bag.


Household items in good working condition are free to drop off (excludes e-waste, whiteware & damaged goods). All items will be assessed on-site by our staff. Not all items can be accepted. We can offer advice about where to dispose of goods we cannot accept.

What we accept

Household items

Recycling fee
Books & magazines
Free - Limits apply
Flattened cardboard - small household quantities
Free - Limits apply
Textiles (e.g. damaged clothing, towels, sheets) - must be clean, no underwear or swimwear
$2 per kg
CDs, VHS tapes, records
50c each
Clean polystyrene packaging, limit 1 bag per customer
$5 per rubbish sack
Scrap metal - all types from household, clean, including metal jar lids
Free - small enough for one person to safely handle
Car Tyres and 4x4 (inner metal part/ rim hub must be removed)
Damaged bicycles
Dining tables
By arrangement
#5 PP Plastics (plastic outdoor furniture, kids paddling pools/sand pit, #5 symbol shown)
Free - limits apply
Plastic storage crate/baskets
Free - limits apply

Household appliances

Recycling fee
Small (e.g. kettle, toaster, hairdryer, irons, food processors, fans and heaters)
Medium (e.g. microwaves, vacuum cleaner, oil heaters, dehumidifiers, sewing machine)
Large whiteware: Fridges, ovens & stoves, laundry machines, dishwashers
$25 by arrangement, please call or email in advance.


Recycling fee
Household batteries, all types, must tape off both ends of all batteries
50c per 100g

Computer items

Recycling fee
Desktop computers, laptops, printers/copiers (small desktop size), fax
Tablets / iPads / hand held computers
Flat screen monitors & TVs - SMALL up to 39"
Flat screen monitors & TVs - LARGE >39"
Computer and TV CRT monitors

Consumer electronics

Recycling fee
Cell phones
Chargers, cables, extension leads, powerboards & wiring
DVD/VCR players, gaming consoles, speakers, stereos
Ink & toner


Recycling fee
Glad products - wrap, plastic containers
Colgate products
Gilette razors
Tetra Pak - cut open flat, clean, with lid

What we don't accept

  • Household kerbside recycling (glass, tins, cans, plastic bottles, paper)

  • Soft plastics

  • Soiled clothing or textile waste

  • Mattresses

  • LPG gas bottles

  • Light bulbs

  • Car batteries

  • Car bodies & parts

  • Large truck/tractor tyres

  • BBQs

  • Motorised lawn mowers

  • Waste of any kind:

    • Household rubbish

    • Garden waste & fill

    • Waste oil

    • Veterinary or medical waste

    • Timber products (eg particle board, MDF, plywood, etc)

    • Construction & demolition

    • Paint/Paint Tins

    • Liquid waste

    • Asbestos

    • Hazardous or odorous waste

If you are unsure about whether we can accept your items, please contact us first on 09 269 4080 or

Need to get rid of something we can't accept?

Check out the Waste, Recycling and Rehoming Directory for South & East Auckland. You can search by item type to see where it can be donated, recycled or disposed of.

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What we don't accept

Reuse Store

Saving items from landfill and giving them a new life

Reusable, repaired, repurposed and upcycled - you can find all sorts of goodies at our Reuse Store. What's more, all proceeds from the Reuse Store support the Beautification Trust's mahi in South & East Auckland communities. 

Come in and find a bargain on second hand books, clothes, toys, kitchenware, homeware, furniture, art & craft supplies and much more!


We sometimes list special items for sale on Trade Me. View our listings. 

Reuse Store

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