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.
A list of current contractors and their contact dehere.
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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).
See the Tauranga City Council website for more information on transfer stations in the Tauranga area, and the Hauraki District Council website for the Waihi transfer station.
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.
Please note: It is illegal to leave any pre-paid
rubbish bags at lay-by areas, intersections or at the end of rural roads.
Waste Operators Licence Application form
To undertake waste collection activities within the Western Bay District, please complete this application form.
Licensed waste collectors
Independent contractors are licenced by council to offer kerbside and door to door collection services.
- 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
Please ensure rubbish is put out for collection no later than 7.30am on the allocated day only.
If you are in an area where kerbside collection is not available, please make your own arrangements with a private contractor for a door-to-door service.
Community Recycling and Greenwaste Centres
- Flattened Cardboard
- Steel cans
- Aluminium cans
- Glass bottles and jars - please no broken windows, drinking glasses or ceramics
- Plastics, Number 1 and 2 Only
- Fluorescent light bulbs
- Batteries - all kinds e.g. vehicle and dry cell
- Scrap metal - ferrous and non-ferrous
- Used motor oil
- Whiteware (fee applies, see below)
Normal Opening Hours
A fee applies for whiteware
at recycling centres in Te Puke, Katikati and Athenree.
Large whiteware items, such as fridges, washing machines,
driers and stoves, costs $10 to dispose of. Smaller whiteware items, such
as microwaves and benchtop ovens, costs $5.
|* Loose greenwaste charge is determined by operator measuring the load.|
Hazardous Waste - Domestic Quantities (up to 30kg or litres)