Auckland council Bin exchange service has re-opened after a multi-month closure due to Covid-19 and other issues. My new recycling bin turned up today.
Option's here by area:
For Central Auckland suburbs, default recycling bin size is 240 Liter. Zero cost options are 120L (smaller, so easier to store and handle), or 360L.
Default 120L rubbish bin can be upgraded to 240L, but this has a cost ([edited] $81.26 per year), still fairly good value vs skips, dump fees etc.
 - as you would expect the 360L bins are somewhat large externally: 1100mm high, 848mm wide, 848mm deep
[edit2] - Some conflict over if this is actually free, one user has been advised by phone that there is a ongoing additional cost to have the larger bin. I suspect this is in error, but full disclosure for those considering taking up the offer.
Obviously this advice clashes with the councils Public website, what other users have been advised by phone, and council procedures which have allowed me (not the ratepayer) to upgrade the recycling bin size.
I wish chch council did a free upgrade for the green bin.