Inorganic collection

Inorganic rubbish collection will begin in May 2018.

Only properties that have rubbish and recycling picked up weekly by Waikato District Council are entitled to the kerbside inorganic collection.

The service is a familiar one for people living in the central/southern areas of the Waikato district, but it is new to those in the northern area of our district.

Collection dates

Please note these are separated into the southern/central area (those who have received Waikato District Council’s annual inorganic collection service in the past) and the northern area (those who are new to the service).

Northern area collection dates

This area includes communities in the Port Waikato, Otaua, Aka Aka, Te Kohanga, Onewhero, Tuakau, Harrisville, Pokeno, Mercer, Mangatawhiri, Mangatangi areas.

Remember, if you don’t have your stickered rubbish bag collected weekly, you are not eligible for the inorganic rubbish collection.

View the northern Waikato district inorganic collection map

Central/Southern area collection dates

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

If your weekly refuse and recycling collection is on:

  • Monday, your inorganic collection is from 30 April - 4 May. (Please put your inorganic rubbish on the kerb outside your property on 29 April)
  • Tuesday, your collection is from 7 May - 11 May. (Please put your inorganic rubbish on the kerb outside your property on 6 May)
  • Wednesday, your collection is from 14 May – 25 May. (Please put your inorganic rubbish on the kerb outside your property on 13 May)
  • Thursday, your collection is from 28 May - 1 June. (Please put your inorganic rubbish on the kerb outside your property on 27 May)
  • Friday, your collection is from 5 June – 8 June. (Please put your inorganic rubbish on the kerb outside your property on 4 June)

Do's and don'ts

Fridges/freezer have not been included in the inorganic collection due to health and safety issues; these items require degassing and cannot be put into a compactor truck.

Please contact Huntly transfer station, Te Kauwhata transfer station or Waikato Environment Centre to dispose of e-waste or whiteware responsibly.

If you have placed a fridge/freezer on the verge for collection, we kindly ask that you take it back.

You need to make sure your pile of inorganic rubbish is less than two metres long, no more than one metre wide and one metre high.

Anything over this amount will be left behind – it is then your responsibility to remove the remainder.

It is also important to remember that inorganic rubbish should not be put out on the kerb until the day before your week of inorganic collection.

Unfortunately we cannot collect all of your unwanted items. Below is a list of items that are suitable and a list of those that are not.

Prohibited items will not be picked up and it will be your responsibility to dispose of items that are not picked up by contractors.

Please note, you risk being prosecuted for illegal dumping if items are left out on road frontages after the inorganic collection has been completed.

Yes we can collect

  • Furniture, eg chairs, tables, cabinets
  • Lawnmowers and bikes
  • Carpet
  • Metal items from household renovations, eg corrugated iron, pipes up to two metres long
  • Appliances, eg. washing machines, stoves (excluding fridges and freezers).

Sorry we can't take

  • Televisions
  • Any standard bagged rubbish
  • Glass windows and windscreens
  • Garden waste, tree trimmings and soil
  • Commercial and farm waste
  • Bricks and broken concrete
  • Oil, paint and chemicals
  • Fibrolite or asbestos
  • Car bodies or car engines
  • Builders waste
  • Household renovation materials, eg timber
  • Batteries and gas cylinders/gas bottles
  • Wire of any description
  • Tyres
  • Fridges and freezers


Have a question?

View our inorganic FAQ's or free phone 0800 130 908.