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User fees and charges apply for rubbish disposal at our two refuse transfer stations. Rubbish and recycling kerbside collections are charged through rates and the use of pre-paid rubbish bags.

Rubbish bags

Only rubbish in the HDC official yellow pre-paid bags will be collected.

Item Charge 
(including GST)
The cost of purchasing a rubbish bag represents the costs for the kerbside collection and disposal of the refuse. Rubbish bags can be purchased from Council offices and local supermarkets.

$3.00 each


Wheelie bins and glass crates 
The cost of purchasing a replacement wheelie bin should the bin be stolen or damaged  Charge
(including GST)
Large black wheelie bin (240 litre)  $70.60 each
Small black wheelie bin (80 litre)  $60.40 each
Delivery of Wheelie bin to Paeroa/Plains $45.00 per delivery
Delivery of Wheelie bin to Waihi $39.00 per delivery
Glass crate bin (45 litre) – collected from a Council office $15.00  each
Wheelie bin parts replacement
The cost of purchasing wheelie bin components should they become damaged  Charge
(including GST)
Axles $9.60 each
Wheels $9.60 each
Hinge Pins $0.40 each
80 litre body $60.40 each
80 litre lid $15.60 each
240 litre body $70.60 each
240 litre lid $15.60 each

Refuse transfer stations

Disposal of refuse/rubbish and green waste

Load Type Maximum quantity of refuse requiring disposal


 Green Waste
(including GST)

Single rubbish bag Kleensac size
(limited to 7kg)
$4.00* $2.70*
Pre-purchased yellow HDC rubbish bag Rubbish bag No charge No charge
Car boot 0.2m3 loose $12.60* $8.00*
Station wagon 0.4m3 loose $25.00* $16.00*
Small ute/trailer 1m3 loose $63.00* $40.00*
Large ute/trailer 2m3 loose $125.00* $80.00*
Truck or bulk load weighed on certified weighbridge (Paeroa only) Per tonne $206.50* $135.00*
High volume/ low weight (i.e. non-recyclable packaging such as polystyrene) Per ton
Min $63
$1,565.00*  -   

Unwanted plant material from gardens is called greenwaste. Some plant material is not accepted at our refuse transfer stations as greenwaste and is listed below.

  • Stringy plants, noxious plants or weeds, and oversize branches (greater than 150mm diameter) cannot be accepted at the reduced green waste disposal rate.
    Examples of these plants include - ponga trees, agapanthus, flax, bamboo, ginger plant, gorse cuttings, box thorn, cabbage trees, yucca, ragwort, noxious weeds or anything similar to these.
  • Green waste containing contaminates such as stones, concrete, plastic, weed matting, ornamental bark is also not accepted.

Any rejected green waste is charged at General waste rates and unloaded into General waste areas.

Disposal of other waste
Other type  Green Waste
(including GST)
Tyres Please note: Tyres must be whole. Cut tyres will not be accepted as general waste.  
  Car tyres $13.50 each*
  4WD tyres $18.00 each*
  Truck tyres $27.00 each*
  Tractor tyres $56.00 each*
LPG bottles A fee is charged for recycling $6.50 each*
Car Bodies Car bodies $50.00*
Recycling Glass, oil, paper, cardboard, aluminium, plastic soft drink and milk bottles, scrap metal and car batteries no charge

* Please note that for ease of use these fees have been rounded to the nearest 10 cent value.

Hazardous Waste

Items such as herbicides, pesticides, solvents and varnish are accepted at transfer stations in domestic quantities only, e.g. 20 litres of liquid or less, 5kg of powder or less. Commercial volumes are not accepted.  There is no charge for domestic quantities.

To dispose of unwanted agrichemicals, including the recycling of agrichemcial containers see our page on Agricovery.

Litter infringement fees

Litter Control Officers can issue infringements for the dumping of rubbish in a public place or on private land without the occupiers consent. 

Litter Infringement Offence   Fee
(including GST)
Depositing non-dangerous litter of less than 1 litre by volume in a public place, or on private land without the occupier's consent. $100
Depositing non-dangerous litter from 1 to 20 litres in volume in a public place, or on private land without the occupier's consent.* $200
Depositing non-dangerous litter from 20 to 120 litres in volume in a public place, or on private land without the occupier's consent.** $300
Depositing non-dangerous litter of more than 120 litres by volume in a public place, or on private land without the occupier’s consent. $400
Depositing dangerous litter of any quantity in any place. $400

*20L is the approximate maximum capacity of two standard plastic bags.

** 120L is the approximate maximum capacity of a standard 'wheelie bin'.