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Kerbside Collections

Week 2 begins Monday 10 December 2018

xmas_bells.gif Transfer Stations and refuse and recycling collections will be affected by the Christmas/New Year public holidays. View more Christmas hours for Council services.

Refuse - collected weekly

Only refuse in the HDC offical yellow pre-paid bags will be collected.

Official yellow rubbish bag

There is no limit on the number of pre-paid bags that can be put out for collection. The collect of bags is restricted to a maximum weight limit of 7 kg for each bag.

They cost $2.20 each and can be purchased from the following locations:

  • Council Offices
  • New World in Waihi 
  • Countdown in Paeroa 
  • Four Square in Ngatea 
  • Pak n Save in Thames 
  • Kaiaua Store 
  • Waitakaruru Country Store 
Recycling - collected fortnightly 

on alternate weeks, either Week 1 or Week 2.

Your refuse & recycling must be at the gate before 7:30am to guarantee collection.

The easiest way to remember your collection day is to check the ID sticker on the wheelie bin allocated to your address, which will show the day and week. In the example below it is Tuesday, Week 1.

Pre-paid rubbish bag, wheelie recycle bin and crate for glass.         Sticker on wheelie bin showing collection day and week

Collection Days and Recycling Weeks

Place your refuse and recycling at the kerbside before 7:30am

**View the schedule for any changes to kerbside collections due to a public holiday


LocationWeekly Refuse Collection 
Yellow Pre-paid rubbish bags
Fortnightly Recycling Collection
Wheelie bins and blue crates
Kaiaua Wednesday  Wednesday - Week 2
Karangahake  Thursday  Thursday - Week 2
Kerepehi Wednesday  Wednesday - Week 1
Mackaytown Thursday Thursday - Week 2
Ngatea  Wednesday Wednesday - Week 2
Paeroa Thursday Thursday - Week 2
Turua Wednesday  Wednesday - Week 1
Waihi Thursday Thursday - Week 1
Waikino  Thursday  Thursday - Week 1
Waitakaruru Wednesday Wednesday - Week 2
Whiritoa Monday Monday - Week 1

View the Kerside Collection Calendar

Public Holidays: 

On any week where there is a public holiday on a normal collection day, all refuse collections will be a day later than the normal. This will be advertised on our Facebook page, our website and in the local newspapers.

What Week is it?

If you've lost track of what week it is, look it up on the kerbside recycling calendar

What goes where? - Bins & Crates

Place your clean recyclable glass into the blue crate.

Place clean - plastic (1-7), tins/cans, paper and cardboard - into the wheelie bin. See below for what can be recycled in the wheelie bin and crate.

Clean Recyclables Only

Please ensure all recyclable items are CLEANED thoroughly before placing in the bins. Dirty items will not be collected.

Place your crate and your wheelie bin out on the kerbside by 7.30am. Make sure the front of the wheelie bin is facing the road (wheels are at the back) and the lid is closed. The truck's mechanical arm needs room to pick up the bin so place it at least half-a-metre (same as the bin's width) away from other objects.

Ensure half a metre between bins, crates, bags and other objects.

Also see: What items can be Recycled

Bin Replacements
The cost of purchasing a replacement wheelie bin should the bin be stolen or damaged Charge
(including GST)
Small Wheelie bin (80 litre) – delivered to property $105.00 Each
Large Wheelie bin (240 litre) – delivered to property $118.00 each
Glass crate (60 litre) – collected from Council offices $15.00 each
Wheelie Bin Parts Replacement
The cost of purchasing replacement wheelie bin components should they become damaged Charge
(including GST)
Axle $6.00 Each
Wheels $5.00 each
Hinge Pins $0.20 each