It’s all about caring for our planet …
Our mission is to keep as much as possible out of our landfills by accepting:
(a) good quality household items that are clean, safe, hygienic and readily saleable
(b) any other items we have the facility to recycle.
If it’s something we can sell then passing it on to Trash Palace will ensure it “goes around one more time”,
preventing the purchase of a similar product new from somewhere else (and thus saving all the resources involved in creating, shipping and marketing that new item).
If it’s something we can recycle then passing it on to Trash Palace helps reduce global production of the raw materials recovered.
And it’s all about supporting our community …
While fulfilling our mission above we also strive to support the local community in any way we can, including current and past support for …
The local Green Bikes Trust
The local Free For All store
The local Recycling For Charity e-waste recovery service
(who in turn support charities such as NZ Red Cross, Wellington Free Ambulance, Life Flight Trust, Wellington Children’s Hospital, SPCA and HUHA)
Victoria University of Wellington’s “Single Use Cup Free” campaign
Arohata Prison’s reading programme
The Women’s Refuge
Local childcare centres, and primary, intermediate and secondary schools
Sports teams, cultural groups, churches and scout troops
Various other community projects
If you believe there is a way we can support your local community based organisation please don’t hesitate to call us to discuss further how we can help.
Shopping – We make it easy …
You can shop with us every day of the year except Christmas Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and also ANZAC day before 1pm. We are open 8:30am-5:00pm Monday-Saturday and 9:00am-5:00pm on Sundays and Public Holidays.
We stock a wide range of quality, affordable second-hand goods for the whole family, including:
- Art, craft, books, CDs, DVDs, Vinyl
- Toys, Bikes, Sports and Exercise Equipment
- Electronics, Appliance Parts
- Clothing and Footwear
- Hardware, Tools, Gardening
Directly across the road from Trash Palace, in our recently opened Building Recycling Centre, we also stock a wide range of building materials including:
- Bathroom and Laundry materials
- Pallets (free of charge, while stocks last)
Donating – We make it easy …
You can drop off suitable goods to us every single day of the year except Christmas Day. We are open 8:30am-5:00pm Monday-Saturday and 9:00am-5:00pm on Sundays and Public Holidays.
We are also currently trialing a limited, free collection service for larger items such as furniture, appliances and estate lots. To request a collection click here.
- good quality household items that are clean, safe, hygienic and readily saleable by us
- any other items we have the facility to recycle.
Specific items you may be interested to know we accept free of charge include:
- washing machines, dryers, ovens and dishwashers if clean and hygienic
- electrical equipment in any condition (except as noted below)
- computer equipment in any condition (except as noted below)
- scrap metal
- car batteries.
We cannot accept:
- items that do not meet the above criteria
- items that do not meet Health & Safety and Hygiene Regulations
- items we do not have the capacity to store safely.
Specific items we cannot currently accept for the above reasons include:
- Gas bottles, paint, chemicals, medicines, food and alcohol of any kind
- Water safety equipment, helmets and medical equipment of any kind
- Fire safety equipment, firearms, weapons, ammunition, fireworks
- Plants, agricultural chemicals, veterinary medicines
- Baby gear, including cots, car seats, high chairs, prams, strollers and infant clothing
- Children’s “sleepwear” without Fire Hazard Labels introduced in mid-2018
- Carpets, mats, curtains, blinds, fabric, linen (including bedding)
- Printers, scanners, photocopiers, electric blankets, stereos (unless in complete working order)
- Encyclopedias, weekly magazines, suitcases
- TV Cabinets, tents, gazebos, BBQs
- Wood/timber, pallets, windows (unless aluminum and double-glazed)
All items accepted by us are accepted free of charge except where cost recovery is required. This currently only applies to the following items:
* Fridges and Freezers: $27.00 each
* Flat Screen TVs and Monitors: $10.00 each
* CRT TVs and Monitors: $25.00 each
Trash Palace staff on-site have the final say on goods acceptance – remember we pay the same landfill charges as you if unsuitable items are left with us.