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01/05/2020 4:16pm

We’re trialling kiosk screen protection and a contactless payment method at the Paeroa Refuse Transfer Station (RTS), with a view to getting back to usual opening hours during Level 3.

“We’ve been working hard to make the transfer station compliant with the Government’s Alert Level 3 as it’s important to get it right. We appreciate your patience while we worked through these new protocols”, said Group Manager Engineering Services, Adrian de Laborde.

“This return to normal opening hours is a trial but if everyone does their bit to follow the new protocols, and the process is manageable, we will continue with it”.

Eftpos only, no cash sales

All recycling to the RTS, besides mixed glass, must be in yellow council bags, as recycling still has to go to Landfill during Level 3. Payments will be by EFTPOS only, to meet contactless payment standards. There will be no cash sales. To meet the two metre physical distancing requirements, there will be a one in, one out system in place, and the maximum time to be on site will be 15 minutes. Extra staff will be on site to manage traffic flow but delays may be experienced.

Some identifying information must be provided for track and trace purposes.

Here’s what you can take

From 12:30pm Saturday 2 May, the Paeroa RTS will reopen with the following services:

  • Everything will go into the open pits, except for green waste and mixed glass recycling
  • Scrap metal can be dropped off
  • Green waste can be accepted
  • All glass goes into the glass bottle bank
  • No cost for rubbish or recycling that is in pre-paid yellow bags, all other bags will be charged at usual disposal fees
Paeroa Refuse Transfer Station

Grey Street

Open: 12:30pm to 5:30pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Closed: Wednesday and all Public Holidays


Major improvements at Waihi Refuse Transfer Station will delay opening

While we complete some major improvements to the Waihi RTS, including re-concreting surfaces and upgrading the scrap metal area, the Waihi RTS will remain on its current schedule, with skip bins available every Thursday from 12:30-4pm for mixed glass recycling and yellow pre-paid bagged waste including recycling.

Where to find us

Hours, disposal fees and locations of Refuse Transfer Stations are on the Council website at

To keep up to date with Council services under Alert Level 3, visit

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