COVID-19 Alert Level 2
Full kerbside rubbish and recycling collections with yellow Council bags, recycling in wheelie bins, and glass in crates, will continue.
Refuse transfer stations will be open at their usual times under strict measures to ensure the risk of transmission is reduced. Please be patient as we will be managing the number of people on the site and this may mean a wait. Scanning the Covid code or signing in and wearing a mask on site is a condition of entry. All payments are by Eftpos or Paywave only.
See more information about rubbish and all Council services
Our solid waste services consist of the minimisation, collection, and disposal of solid waste. These services involve kerbside collection of rubbish and recyclables, and the management of two refuse transfer stations located in Paeroa and Waihi.
Rubbish is collected weekly and recycling is collected fortnightly.
Place your rubbish and recycling at the kerbside before 7:30am
Let's Talk Rubbish
Please note: On any week where there is a public holiday on a normal collection day all rubbish collections for that week, from that day, will be a day later than the normal. This will be advertised on our Facebook page, our website (public notices and homepage banner) and in the local newspapers. Scheduled delays to collections are also noted in the Kerbside Collection Calendar.
View the collection schedule for Queen's Birthday
|Kerepehi, Turua||Wednesday||Week 1|
|Kaiaua, Ngatea, Waitakaruru||Wednesday||Week 2|
|Karangahake, Mackaytown, Paeroa||Thursday||Week 2|
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.
What Week Is it?
If you've lost track of what week it is, look it up on the kerbside recycling calendar.
Yellow HDC Rubbish bags
The cost of purchasing a rubbish bag represents the costs for the kerbside collection and disposal of the rubbish. Rubbish bags can be purchased from Council offices and local supermarkets. View the purchase price of the yellow HDC rubbish bags.
Bins & Crates
Place your clean recyclable glass into the blue crate.
Place clean - plastic (1 and 2), tins/cans, paper and cardboard - into the wheelie bin. See more about what items can be placed for recycling in the wheelie bin and crate.
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.
What Items Can be Recycled?
Only CLEAN materials will be accepted for recycling in the Transfer Stations and at the Kerbside.
Glass, plastic (1 and 2), tins/cans, paper and cardboard.
See what can or cannot go into your wheelie bin and blue crate. Find out What Items can be Recycled
If your bin is damaged or stolen, contact us to order a replacement bin. Parts can also be replaced if they become damaged.
View the cost of bin or parts replacement.
It's a good idea to label your bins with your address to avoid any ownership issues.
Wheelie bin clips
Don't flip your lid, use a wheelie bin clip. Stop your recycling being tipped out of your bin when the wind blows, by using one our wheelie bin wind clips. It will keep your bin lid closed until you release it by hand, or the bin is turned upside down. Get yours for $10 incl GST from any of our Service Centres. There is a limited supply but if they fly out the door, we can order more.
Rubbish and recycling
- Only cleaned plastics 1 & 2, paper, cardboard, aluminium cans and tin cans can be recycled. Plastics 3-7 must go in rubbish bags.
- Green waste can be accepted.
- All glass goes into the glass bottle bank.
- Batteries - Place household batteries in the bin marked "Batteries start fires".
- No cost for rubbish or recycling in pre-paid yellow bags, all other bags will be charged at usual disposal fees.
- If someone in the household is sick, double bag personal hygiene and PPE products, i.e. facemasks, gloves, etc. and put it in your yellow rubbish bag.
Household batteries can start fires
Household batteries should not be placed in your yellow rubbish bags or the recycling wheelie bins.
Batteries have been responsible for fires in bins and on collection trucks. They are a danger to collection staff.
What can you do with household batteries?
Household batteries are collected in a specific bin at our Refuse Transfer Stations for safe disposal.
From 1 March 2021, we will no longer accept cash for payment, but welcome Eftpos, debit and credit cards.
Paeroa Refuse Transfer Station
ph:07 862 8693
Open: 12:30pm to 5:30pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Closed: Wednesday and all Public Holidays*
- Scrap metal can be dropped off at Paeroa Refuse Transfer Station.
Waihi Refuse Transfer Station
ph:07 863 6100
Open: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Closed: Tuesday, Thursday and all Public Holidays*
- Scrap metal can now be accepted as the recycling area upgrade has been completed.
Charges apply for the disposal of all rubbish (not including items separated for recycling). View the Disposal Charges