- Refuse - collected weekly
- Recycling - collected fortnightly
- Collection days and recycling weeks
- Public holidays
- What week is it?
- Bins & Crates
- Clean recyclables only
- Bin and parts replacement costs
Transfer Stations and refuse and recycling collections will be affected by the Christmas/New Year public holidays. View more Christmas hours for Council services.
Only refuse in the HDC offical yellow pre-paid bags will be collected.
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
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.
Place your refuse and recycling at the kerbside before 7:30am
|Location||Weekly 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
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.
If you've lost track of what week it is, look it up on the kerbside recycling calendar.
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.
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.
Also see: What items can be Recycled
|The cost of purchasing a replacement wheelie bin should the bin be stolen or damaged||Charge
|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
|Hinge Pins||$0.20 each|