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Your Rubbish and Recycling Services

Kerbside Collections

Rubbish and recycling kerbside collections are available on the days and locations listed below:

  • Monday: Waipukurau (Pink Zone)
  • Tuesday: Waipukurau (Yellow Zone)
  • Wednesday: Waipawa
  • Thursday: Otāne, Takapau, Tikokino, Ongaonga

Place your Council recycling crates and rubbish bags kerbside by 7.30am on your collection day. There are three crates: red for glass recycling, black for plastics (1,2 & 5) and cans, teal for cardboard and paper. Recyclables must be clean and lids/tops removed (for rubbish)

Waipukurau - Pink & Yellow Zones

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Rural Recycling Trailer Service


Two mobile recycling trailers operate in our rural communities where Drop-Off Centres and kerbside collections are unavailable. The rural trailers operate from 8am to 4pm during the week on the following days and locations:

  • Monday & Tuesday: Elsthorpe Hall and Argyll Hall
  • Wednesday:  Omakere Hall
  • Thursday & Friday: Sherwood School and Flemington School

Rubbish Bags to Wheelie Bins in 2023

Through the Long Term Plan 2021-2031 process we heard from you that our current refuse bags are not the easiest or most practical to use. When given a choice of using a bag or a wheelie bin, you told us you would prefer a wheelie bin.

From 2023 Council will provide a wheelie bin refuse collection service, instead of rubbish bags, to the townships of Waipukurau, Waipawa, Otāne, Tikokino, Ongaonga and Takapau. The cost of this wheelie bin will be covered by your rates, and will be a similar cost to the existing bag service.

You will still be able to buy rubbish bags beyond 2023, and dispose of these for FREE at Transfer Stations, however kerbside collection will no
longer be available.

You can find out more about decisions made to future-proof solid waste in Council's 2021-2031 Long Term Plan here.


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