Para | Rubbish & PAYT Tags
Rubbish is collected fortnightly. Check the collection day for your area.
Always place bin's logo facing toward the road by 7:30am on collection day. Put them as close as possible to the kerb so the trucks can pick them up.
Your green PAYT tag must be fed through the red bin handle and the black lug next to the handle. This is so the tag will rip along the perforation as the bin is turned upside down. Bins with tags only thread through the one handle will not be collected as the tag will not tear and could be used again.
Pay As You Throw (PAYT) tag
Fit it right, it'll sit tight!
Watch this handy video from Mayor Toby Adams. It shows the correct way to secure your rubbish bin tag. When done right, even a blow gun couldn't remove it!
Note: From Monday 20 November, rubbish bins that have no PAYT tag or have a tag that is only thread through one handle, will not be emptied.
This PAYT system for rubbish bins means that each household is only paying for the rubbish they generate.
The green HDC PAYT tag must be attached to the rubbish bin each time it is put out for collection.
Tags must be fed through the handle on the red bin lid and the black lug to the side of the handle. This is so when the bin is turned upside down, the tag will tear apart and fall into the truck. If the tag is only on one handle, it won't tear and can be used again which isn't fair on other users. Only green HDC tags will be accepted at kerbside.
Follow instructions carefully on the tag to make sure the tag is secured properly through the T shaped slot.
The tags have a built-in security feature, so they can’t be copied. Falsifying a PAYT tag could result in a $200 fine.
Don't let the wind flip your lid
Pick up a FREE bin lid clip from one of our three service centres.
So, your tag is on correctly, the wind isn't blowing it off - but the wind has managed to flip your bin lid and your tag has split and blown away. Here's a quick solution - pick up a FREE bin lid clip from our service centres if you don't already have one. We've got a good supply of bin clips available - one per household as they are interchangeable between the rubbish and recycling bins. Whiritoa cafe also has a supply for locals - saves you a trip into Waihī. Watch this video for 'how to use the clip'.
What you can put in this bin
Household waste only. Anything that can't be reused, recycled or composted.
✓ Plastics graded 3, 4, 6, 7 or no graded number
✓ Wet wipes, nappies, sanitary and incontinence products
✓ Bags, bin liners, cling film and glad wrap
✓ Glass medicine and perfume bottles, light bulbs, drinking glasses, cookware and broken glass (wrap broken glass in paper)
✓ Clothing and shoes (worn out and unwearable)
✓ Takeaway coffee cups/lids and tea bags
✓ Small animal waste and cold ash
✓ Small lids (milk bottle and soft drink)
✓ Toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes
✓ Small stationery items
What you cannot put in this bin
X dead animals/pets
X hot ash
X untreated timber
X construction material
X white ware
X hazardous waste*
X TV tubes and computer screens*
*Check our Rubbish Disposal Sites (Refuse Transfer Stations) for disposal options.