Inorganic collection

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Our inorganic rubbish collection for the 2020/21 financial year will start in the second half of April.

The collection will begin in the central southern area on a weekly basis, determined by the day you usually have your rubbish collected.

The service will then move up to the northern part of the district, determined by area you live in.

Collection dates

The collection will start in the central/southern area on a weekly basis, determined by the day you usually have your rubbish collected.

The service will then move up to the northern part of the district, determined by the area you live in.

Note: The Raglan area does not receive this service.

Central/southern areas collection dates
Please put your inorganic items out the day before your collection.

Collection dates for communities living in the central and south areas of the Waikato District Council area are as follows:

If your weekly rubbish and recycling collection is on:

  • Monday (Ruawaro, Rotangaro, Glen Murray, Whatawhata, Te Kowhai areas) – 19 April to 23 April
  • Tuesday (Huntly, Waingaro Road, Glen Massey, Pukemiro areas) –27 April to 7 May
  • Wednesday (Ngaruawahia, Taupiri, Horotiu, Gordonton areas) –10 May to 21 May
  • Thursday (Tauwhare, Tamahere areas) – 24 May to 28 May
  • Friday (Te Kauwhata, Puketaha, Meremere areas) – 31 May to 4 June.

View the central/southern Waikato district inorganic flyer

Northern area collection dates
Please put your inorganic items out the day before your collection.

  • Aka Aka, Otaua, Puni, Pukekohe South areas – 8 June to 11 June
  • Pokeno, Mangatawhiri, Mangatangi, Mercer (east of the river) –14 June to 18 June
  • Pukekawa, Onewhero, Port Waikato areas – 21 June to 25 June
  • Tuakau, Harrisville, Whangarata – 28 June to 2 July

View the northern Waikato district inorganic collection map


What rubbish can be collected?

For the full list of what can or cannot be put out on the kerb for collection click here.


Other details

  • Only properties that have rubbish and recycling picked up weekly are entitled to the kerbside inorganic collection.
  • Residents also need to make sure that their pile of inorganic rubbish is a maximum of two metres long and no more than one metre wide.
  • Anything over this amount will be left behind – it is then the resident’s responsibility to remove the remainder in a responsible way. Locations of transfer stations can be found here
  • It is also important to remember that rubbish should not be put out on the kerb until the day before the week of inorganic collection.


Have a question?

View our inorganic FAQ's or free phone 0800492452.