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.
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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.
In the waste collection service review of 2015/2016, Tuakau advised they wished to have wheelie bins.
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.
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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.
The service is a wheelie bin service and that is what the contract is set up for Tuakau.
In 2017, there was also a disruption to service following an accident, so bags were facilitated over this time.
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.
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.
This is to avoid items falling onto the road creating a mess and a safety hazard for residents and our collectors. Items can get stuck in the bins when the truck picks them up which may mean your bin isn't completely emptied. Overflowing wheelie bins generally end up getting their lids damaged when the truck picks them up.
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.
That is completely up to you.