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Some aspects of this service may have changed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Alert Level 2 - Full kerbside rubbish and recycling collections will start again from Monday 18 May, but with a change in plastic recycling. See the latest update to Rubbish & Recycling 


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 Disposal Sites

Paeroa Refuse Transfer Station

Grey Street

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

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. Name and phone number must be provided for track and trace purposes.

  • 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.
  • If anyone in your household is sick, please double bag your rubbish and recycling. Only the outside bag needs to be a yellow council bag.
Waihi Refuse Transfer Station

Dean Crescent

Waihi Transfer Station remains closed for major improvements to the concrete surfaces and the scrap metal area.

  • A skip bin is available every Thursday from 12:30 - 4pm inside the gate for yellow council bagged waste and recycling.
  • A glass bottle bank is also available at these times.
  • If anyone in your household is sick, please double bag your rubbish and recycling. Only the outside bag needs to be a yellow council bag.

Disposal Charges

Charges apply for the disposal of all rubbish (not including items separated for recycling). View the Disposal Charges

Kerbside Rubbish & Recycling Collections     

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

Please help keep our rubbish collectors safe.

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, except for the first week in January, New Years 2019. 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 the week of Queen's Birthday public holiday.

LocationCollection DayRecycling
Kaiaua Wednesday Week 2
Karangahake Thursday Week 2
Kerepehi Wednesday Week 1
Mackaytown Thursday Week 2
Ngatea Wednesday Week 2
Paeroa Thursday Week 2
Turua Wednesday Week 1
Waihi Thursday Week 1
Waikino Thursday Week 1
Waitakaruru Wednesday Week 2
Whiritoa Monday Week 1
kerbside collections - bag, bin, crate
What can go in your recycling wheelie bin?

Items that can go in your recycling wheelie bin are:

What Goes in the Blue Crate?

Glass only - empty glass bottles and jars (clear, amber, blue and green).

Find out more: What Items can be Recycled

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.

Half a metre between bins, crates and 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

Wheelie bins and replacement parts

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.

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