Rubbish & Recycling

General Rubbish and Recycling Collection

General Rubbish

Our rubbish removal service includes taking away extra rubbish bags that won’t fit in your bin as well as piles of general rubbish from inside or outside your home.

If you’ve got a garage full of junk that needs to go or a pile of rubbish sitting in your yard that’s been there forever, give us a call.

Overflowing rubbish poses a risk to your health for several reasons.

  • It’s a breeding ground for bacteria, insects and vermin
  • It causes air pollution that can lead to respiratory issues and illness
  • Toxic substances can leak into and contaminate the soil and pollute waterways
  • It causes bad odor from decomposing food and liquid waste
  • Attracts rats, mice and stray cats and dogs.
  • Risk of injury and infection from broken and rusty objects
As well as the health risks, living with piles of rubbish impacts your life by being a nuisance and causing stress. Getting our help to remove the rubbish cluttering up your life is as simple as you calling us and pointing to what needs to go. We’ll gather it all up and take care of it.
House rubbish

Need your rubbish gone in a hurry?

If you’ve done a big clean up and need the rubbish removed before a landlord inspection or guests arrive, we’ll get it sorted for you.

Old tyres

We also collect old tyres and either take them to a recycling centre or take them to someone who has a good use for them. For example community groups or schools may want tyres for playgrounds, gardens or artwork. Tyres that get taken to recycling centres get turned into things like roading surfaces and park seating, among other things.


We’re passionate about recycling and taking as little as possible to our landfills.

We know how fast a recycling bin can fill up and it can be difficult to get to a recycling station. This is why we offer a collection service so that we can do it for you. You don’t even need to sort it first, just show us what needs to go, and we’ll sort it as we load.

We will collect your plastic, glass, tins, aluminum, cardboard and paper, and take these items to the recycling station for you.

Helpful tips and info about recycling in Wellington

If like us you’re keen to recycle in the best way, here’s a few tips:

  • Only plastic numbered 1, 2 and 5 can be recycled
  • Clean and remove all food scraps
  • Remove lids from bottles
  • Don’t squash bottles, tins and cans

What cannot be recycled

  • Paper that has plastic, foil or wax on it
  • Shredded paper cannot go in recycling as it can’t be smaller than a credit card
  • Juice or milk cartons
  • Any plastic numbered 3, 4, 6 and 7
  • Nappies
  • Polystyrene
  • Soft plastics
Too much rubbish and recycling

Any of the above items can still be taken away by us and be disposed of responsibly.

Hazardous waste

Many households have items such as left-over paint, tins of varnish, batteries, herbicides and pesticides, and a variety of sprays and tubs from home DIY projects. These items often sit in sheds and garages for years.

It’s vital that these items are disposed of correctly because they pose a health risk for people and the environment. Anything toxic, flammable, corrosive or explosive should never go in your rubbish bin as they require special treatment.

We solve your dilemma of what to do about these items by collecting and ensuring they are disposed of correctly and safely. We take away full and partially used items, as well as empty packaging.

To see if an item is considered hazardous waste, check the labelling and look for the red and black symbol, or give us a call to ask.

We collect:

  • Paint tins and pails
  • Batteries of all kinds – including mobile phone and car batteries
  • Weedkillers (herbicides and pesticides)
  • Varnish
  • Aerosol spray cans
  • Solvents
  • Miscellaneous tins and tubs from household maintenance projects

We don’t collect:

  • Animal carcasses
  • Medical waste
  • Asbestos

Paint waste

Paint should never be poured down stormwater or household drains because it pollutes our waterways. The same goes with taking it to the landfill where it can harm the environment by seeping into the soil and releasing harmful vapours into the air.

We know how to dispose of paint correctly, including where good quality products can be repurposed, and packaging recycled. Community groups take water-based paints for use in local projects.

Dulux and Resene both accept unwanted paint as part of their efforts to reduce the amount of paint and packaging going to the landfill and into our waterways. We take the paint we collect to these drop off locations, saving you time and you don’t need to worry about lifting heavy paint pails and possible spills in your car!

Battery disposal

Did you know that batteries cannot be thrown away with your general rubbish? They contain hazardous substances that can cause a fire or leak into soil and groundwater at landfills. This includes everyday batteries that you use in your remotes, mobile phone and car batteries and those small button style batteries often found in children’s toys.

We recommend keeping old batteries in a box so that you have them all in one place, and when it’s full, give us a call to take it away to be recycled.

End of Tenancy Clearance in Wellington

Coming to the end of a tenancy can be a busy and stressful time. You have to deal with everything related to moving to a new home, including packing your belongings, arranging the details of your new place, and planning the moving day.

You also have the issue of ending the tenancy with your existing landlord and property management company, ideally on good terms, not least to ensure you get your deposit back. At Junk N Dump, we can help with one crucial aspect of this process – getting rid of any wanted rubbish or junk in the property you are moving out of.

If you are in a hurry, we’ll do everything we can to remove the rubbish before the end of tenancy inspection takes place. We can remove just about anything, too, including items that other rubbish removal companies won’t remove. Examples include green waste and hazardous materials like paints, varnishes, and tyres.

Plus, you’ll get a competitive price when you come to us. We know you are trying to save money by leaving the property you are moving out of in as good a condition as possible, so we keep our prices affordable. So, if you need end of tenancy rubbish clearance services in Wellington, get in touch with us to get a free, no-obligation quote.

Garage Clearance in Wellington

Has your garage become a storage unit and dumping ground for things that don’t work, that may never be needed again, and that are long past their usefulness? You are not alone, but we can help give you back your garage with our garage clearance services in Wellington.

You simply need to tell us what you want to get rid of. It can also make the process easier if you can move the items that you want removed out to your driveway, but we know that’s not always possible. Wherever they are, we’ll get in there to get rid of them.

We can remove just about anything too. This includes hazardous items commonly found in garages, including old partially used tins of paint and varnish, pesticides and other garden supplies, and machines that may contain petrol, oil, or other potentially hazardous substances. As for large and heavy items, we can remove those, too.

The days of you squeezing past unwanted rubbish in your garage to get to the item you are looking for will be over after we’ve helped with your clear-out by taking away all the unwanted materials and items. Call us today on 027 276 6922 to get a free, no-obligation quote.