Reducing the load locally

When you consider that our cartons are made mostly from a renewable raw material, and can package and deliver many times their own weight in liquid food, they already look like a good choice for the environment. But the wood fibre in cartons is also easily and widely recycled. At Tetra Pak, we believe recycling is an obligation, not a choice. Currently 90 per cent of Australians and 52 per cent of New Zealanders can put our cartons in their kerbside recycling.

In New Zealand

If you are in New Zealand, you can recycle at the following locations. 

  • Auckland – Auckland, Franklin, Manukau and Papakura residents can put all beverage cartons in kerbside recycling bins.
  • Gisborne – You can put milk cartons in kerbside recycling bins.
  • Wellington – Porirua residents can put their milk cartons in kerbside recycling bins.
  • West Coast – Franz Josef and Fox Glacier residents and businesses can put all beverage cartons in kerbside recycling bins. Public recycling bins are located in Whataroa, Hari Hari, Franz Josef and Fox Glacier.
  • Canterbury
    • Christchurch and Selwyn residents can drop unsquashed milk cartons at Trees for Canterbury, 42 Charlesworth Street (off Ferry Road) Woolston. Cartons are also collected in collection bins at every metro transfer station and at the Meadow Fresh milk factory on Blenheim Road. Milk and juice cartons can be put into kerbside recycling bins.
    • Hurunui residents can put milk cartons in the drop off collection bin at Amberley.
    • Kaikoura residents can put milk cartons in kerbside recycling bins and at drop off locations.
    • Timaru and Waimate residents can put milk cartons into kerbside recycling bins.
    • Waimakariri residents can put milk cartons into collection bins at Oxford and Rangiora transfer stations. Milk and juice cartons can be put into kerbside recycling bins.
  • Southland – Southland, Invercargill and Bluff residents can put all beverage cartons in kerbside recycling bins.

We are continuously working with local partners and councils to improve access to recycling, please contact your local council for information on carton recycling if your location is not listed above.

Recycling near you

In Australia

If you are in Australia, visit Planet Ark's Recycling Near You website to check the recycling and waste services offered by your council.

Visit Planet Ark's Recycling Near You

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