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At EXPOL we have a number of recycling programmes in place which include Household Polystyrene Recycling, Building Site Recycling and Commercial Recycling

We’ve made a commitment to the environment and take responsible manufacturing seriously.  Hence the introduction of our EXPOL Earth brand, designed to incorporate all our environmental, recycling and sustainability initiatives.


Recycling Initiatives


The Household Polystyrene Recycling Programme is available at selected hardware stores throughout New Zealand.

We have more than 25 outlets where consumers can drop their household polystyrene waste for recycling.

We accept:

  • Household quantities: Up to 2 full rubbish bags.
  • Clean polystyrene: No dirt, food waste or residue, no stickers or tape.

Once collected the household polystyrene is turned into new EXPOL products.

Recycling Initiatives

Collection Points for Household Polystyrene Waste include:

North Island


Mitre 10

• Mitre 10 Mega New Lynn
• Grove Mitre 10 Onehunga
• Mitre 10 Mega Henderson
• Mitre 10 Mega Albany
• Mitre 10 Mega Mount Wellington
• Mitre 10 Mega Botany
• Mitre 10 Mega Manukau
• Mitre 10 Mega Takanini
• Mitre 10 Mega Pukekohe
• Mitre 10 Thames
• Mitre 10 Mega Te Rapa *
• Mitre 10 Mega Ruakura
• Mitre 10 Mega Cambridge *
• Mitre 10 Mega Rotorua *
• Mitre 10 Mega Tauranga *
• Mitre 10 Gisborne *


  • ITM Kumeu
  • ITM Mangawhai
  • MacClures ITM
  • Western ITM Whenuapai


  • HyperDrive – Penrose
    434 Church Street East
  • Seagull Centre – Thames
    104 Burke Street


Please note that those stores with an * are only able to take back polystyrene waste / packaging from Mitre 10 purchases

South Island


Mitre 10

  • Mitre 10 Cromwell
  • Mitre 10 Gore *
  • Mitre 10 Mega Dunedin
  • Mitre 10 Mega Ferrymead
  • Mitre 10 Mega Invercargill *
  • Mitre 10 Mega Hornby
  • Mitre 10 Mega Nelson
  • Mitre 10 Mega Papanui
  • Mitre 10 Mega Rangiora
  • Mitre 10 Mega Queenstown
  • Mitre 10 Mega Wanaka


  • ITM Darfield

Please note that those stores with an * are only able to take back polystyrene waste / packaging from Mitre 10 purchases

Recycling Initiatives


This initiative is specifically designed for the building and construction industry who purchase EXPOL product.  Any excess polystyrene construction waste is collected from the building site and we close the loop by recycling it into other EXPOL product.

How it works:

  • EXPOL products are delivered to the building site, along with bags for collecting polystyrene waste.
  • The builder uses the EXPOL products and gathers waste into the bags provided.
  • The builder or site foreman emails EXPOL or uses the EXPOL Live App to order a pickup.
  • Waste is collected from the site by EXPOL and recycled back into new EXPOL products.

Further information about this service can be found by emailing or calling 0800 86 33 73.

Find out more about the EXPOL Live App here.


The commercial polystyrene recycling initiative is for businesses that generate a lot of polystyrene waste such as appliance retailers, hospitals, importers and many more.

Businesses can contact us by emailing or calling 0800 86 33 73 to discuss their requirements and any applicable costs. We look forward to discussing your recycling requirements with you.

Taking Responsibility

We encourage our products to be recycled time and time again and we don’t believe in putting a premium price on them.

It is better for the environment if our recycled products are accessible – without the barrier of over inflated prices.


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