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Rubbish and recycling collection

*Covid 19 update. Accurate as at 1pm, 31/08/21*

✔️ Most rubbish and recycling will be collected as per usual.

✔️ Raglan kerbside collections for pre-paid bags and foodwaste only will be:

  • Raglan Tuesday and Wednesday areas – Collected on WEDNESDAY.
  • Raglan Thursday and Friday areas – Collected on FRIDAY.

❌ All rubbish tips/transfer stations will be closed through Level 3 & 4 lockdown.

🙏 We ask you please rinse clean all recycling, to ensure our contractors, who sort by hand, can stay safe.

We will update you when we have further information. For full Covid 19 updates, please visit https://covid19.govt.nz/

Weekly residential kerbside rubbish and recycling collection is available for those living in urban and some rural areas of our district.

Each week those who receive the service must have their rubbish and recycling on the kerb by 7:30am for pick—up.

If your rubbish and/or recycling is not collected by 5:30pm on your usual day, please give us a call on 0800 492 452.

What day is my rubbish and recycling collected?

Here are some maps which show when the kerbside collection is in each area. Collection days may change due to public holidays. Please check this website at the time to see if your day has changed. 
Note: we are working on a better way to display this information.

 

What’s collected in my area?

Rubbish and recycling collection are slightly different for some areas of the district. Select the what area you are in below to find out what’s collected each week and what you need to do to ensure it is collected.

Tuakau

Tuakau rubbish and recycling

Each week you can put out your 120L wheelie bin with a $3 pre-paid sticker attached to the handle. You can buy these stickers and tags in the local convenience stores, service stations and selected Waikato District Council offices.

View a list of retailers

 

You can also put out recycling each week using the teal blue recycling crate and secured and flattened cardboard/paper. Maximum of two crates per household.

See recycling rules below for more information on what can be recycled.

If you do not have a wheelie bin or if it has been stolen, you can order a new wheelie bin by phoning 0800 492 452. The cost is $55 and there is a charge of $15 for delivery. The council contractor delivers the wheelie bin to your property.


Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any further questions about the Tuakau services please phone 0800 492 452.

Why does Tuakau have wheelie bins while the rest of the district as bags?

In the waste collection service review of 2015/2016, Tuakau advised they wished to have wheelie bins. 

Do I need a tag for my wheelie bin?

A $3.00 pre-paid tag will need to be purchased and attached to the wheelie bin’s handle prior to collection. You can buy these stickers and tags in the local convenience stores, service stations and selected Waikato District Council offices.

View a list of retailers

A tag is $3 as opposed to $1.50 for stickers in other parts of the district because the wheelie bins are 120 litres – every bag requires a sticker and bags have size and weight restrictions.

Why can’t I have black bags as well as a wheelie bin?

The service is a wheelie bin service and that is what the contract is set up for Tuakau.

Why have they been picked up in the past?

In 2017, there was also a disruption to service following an accident, so bags were facilitated over this time.

How do I get a wheelie bin? How much does it cost me?

Wheelie bins must be ordered through Council. The cost is $55 and there is a charge of $15 for delivery. The council contractor delivers the wheelie bin to your property.

What do I do if I want an extra wheelie bin?

Give us a call on 0800 492 452 and it is the same arrangement as the first wheelie bin.

Please note that an extra wheelie bin will incur a second rate charge.

Why must the lid be closed on the wheelie bins?

The reason for having a wheelie bin is to contain waste, if waste is overflowing then the wheelie bin is over full. Overflowing wheelie bins generally end up getting damaged.

Why can’t I cram my wheelie bin full of rubbish?

Because waste gets stuck and the bin does not get completely emptied when the bin is lifted and continual over filling of wheelie bin, damages the bin. We get a lot of calls saying bins have been damaged by the contractor, continued misuse of the bin does lead to damage.

Do I have to put my rubbish in a bag before putting it in the wheelie bin?

That is completely up to you.

What happens if I have a load of blue stickers left by the time the black bags are stopped being collected?

You’ll be able to the Council office in Tuakau and swap blue stickers for wheelie bin tags – two blue stickers will get you one wheelie bin tag.

Raglan

Raglan rubbish and recycling

Each week you need to put out your rubbish for collection using the Xtreme Zero Waste prepaid 60L or 25L bags. Each bag must weigh no more than 15kg.

View a list of pre-paid bag retailers

You can also put out recycling each week using the teal blue recycling crate and secured and flattened cardboard/paper. Maximum of two crates per household.

See recycling rules below for more information on what can be recycled.

You also receive a weekly food waste collection run by Xtreme Zero Waste. For more information on the service and equipment visit, xtremezerowaste.org.nz.

Everywhere else

Rubbish and recycling collection everywhere else

Each week you can put out standard 60L rubbish bags (including feedstock bags). Each bag must weigh no more than 15kg and have one full pre-paid sticker attached for the Council collection.

You can also put out recycling each week using the teal blue recycling crate and secured and flattened cardboard/paper. Maximum of two crates per household.

See recycling rules below for more information on what can be recycled.

Glen Murray recycling drop-off

Glen Murray

Glen Murray Hall carpark. First Saturday of each month (except after holidays) from 8.30am-12.30pm.

2400 Highway 22, Glen Murray 2695

View upcoming drop-off dates.


Recycling

You can place your weekly recycling into a teal green Waikato District Council recycling crate. Each household receives two crates free when they complete a new build, after that, replacement crates are $20 each.

Lost, stolen or damaged crates can be replaced from any one of our council offices, for locations see our contact us page.

Recycling rules

  • Wash clean all items (like you would your dishes)
  • Containers 4L and under can be recycled
  • All lids must be removed and put in the rubbish bin (this includes milk bottle lids), these are often different to the plastic material of the bottle itself and get stuck in the recycling processing machinery.
  • Please put:
    • Glass in one crate 
    • Tins, cans and plastics (labelled 1, 2 and 5) in the other crate
    • If you only have one crate, please rotate your recycling. Glass one week and plastic, tins and cans the next week. A second crate can also be purchased from any council office. 
  • Place cardboard/paper between or under a crate or in a cardboard box not in the crate. 
  • Cardboard and paper can be no larger than 50cm x 50cm x 50cm. Please keep all cardboard and paper out of your recycling crates. 
recycle right - 2021

Resources for recycling

To find out more details about recycling in the Waikato District and New Zealand check out our Resources for Recycling Youtube playlist here.

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