Rubbish and recycling collections are carried out by private contractors on a pre-paid basis. It's important to note that this is not a Council run service.
Please check with your contractor if they provide kerbside collection at your address. If they do, you can arrange for a 'wheelie bin' or buy a pre-paid collection bag from supermarkets, dairies or service stations. Please ensure rubbish is put out for collection no later than 7.30am on the allocated day only.
We don't operate any transfer stations (rubbish dumps/tips) in the Western Bay. Transfer stations are available at Maleme Street, Greerton (Tauranga), Truman Lane, Te Maunga (Mount Maunganui) and Dean Crescent (Waihi).
For more information on Transfer stations in the
Tauranga area - see here.
Waste Operators Licence Application form
To undertake waste collection activities within the Western Bay district, please complete the application form here.
- MONDAY: Waihi Beach, Tahawai
- TUESDAY: Maketu, Paengaroa, Pongakawa, Upper Papamoa, Pukehina
- WEDNESDAY: Te Puna, Minden, Omokoroa, Kaimai
- THURSDAY: Te Puke, Rangiuru, Oropi, Pyes Pa
- FRIDAY: Katikati, Aongatete
Christmas Collection Days
Please visit Greenbin's website for all information about the Christmas period kerbside collection days.
If you have any questions about rubbish collections please call:
If your bin is not emptied or bag not collected by 6.00pm on collection day, we'd be grateful if you could take them back inside your property and contact the contractor to collect.
If you have questions about private recycling collection please contact:
If you are not in an area where kerbside collection is available please make your own arrangements with a private contractor for a door-to-door service. Many rural roads in the Western Bay fall into this category.
Please look in the Yellow Pages for licensed waste contractors who provide rubbish bin/drum drop and pick up services or visit the Bay of Plenty Regional Council's online waste and recycling directory at www.boprc.govt.nz/sustainable-communities/get-sustainable
Community Recycling and Greenwaste Centres
(Please note that all centres are closed Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday).
WHITEWARE FEES - NEW
A small fee is being introduced for disposing of whiteware
at recycling centres in Te Puke, Katikati and Athenree from 1 July, 2017.
Large whiteware items, such as fridges, washing machines,
driers and stoves, will cost $10 to dispose of. Smaller whiteware items, such
as microwaves and benchtop ovens, will cost $5.
Why? The cost for scrap metal is low and metal recyclers are
Council gets less return for the whiteware items.
Many people are also removing the valuable parts from their whiteware and
dropping off the remains – which we must dispose of at a cost.
We are introducing the fee to drop off whiteware so we can
cover the cost of disposal and prevent recycling centres from becoming a tip
area for unwanted items of no value.
|* Loose greenwaste charge is determined by operator measuring the load.|
Hazardous Waste - Domestic Quantities (up to 30kg or litres)