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Rubbish Collection

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This page contains information about rubbish collection in the Whangarei district.
Updated: 4/10/2018 3:39 p.m.
Photograph of rubbish collector 2016
Kerb side rubbish collection​​

Collection routes and days

For information about regular collection days and routes for urban and rural areas, select from the links below.

Urban Rubbish Collection Schedule [311kb]

Rural Rubbish Collection Schedule [748kb]


Changes to Urban Kerbside Collections

Due to population growth in areas that are serviced by kerbside collections on a Tuesday, we have changed the following streets to Wednesday collections:

  • Jane Nelson Place
  • William Jones Drive
  • Clapham Road
  • Whareora Road
  • Cairnfield Road
  • Jack Street
  • Holmes Avenue
  • Miro Street
  • Tawa Place
  • Rata Place
  • Brake Avenue
  • Rimu Place
  • McKinnon Crescent
  • Taraire Crescent
  • Matai Street
  • Pompallier Place
  • Mill Road
  • Koromiko Lane (Pvt)
  • Bonetti Rise (Pvt)
  • Hakawai Lane (Pvt)
  • Giovanni Drive
  • Parts of Abbey Caves Road and Old Parua Bay Road will change from Tuesday to Thursday 20 September 2018.

Rubbish collection bags

You can use an official Council rubbish bag or any other approved bag as long as it has an official rubbish sticker on it. Official bags and stickers are sold at most dairies, service stations and supermarkets.

Non official bags must be 65 litres or less (large kleensak or black trash sack for example). Oversized or garden bags, even if only partially filled, won't be collected

If you have a wheelie bin, please put your rubbish in a bag inside it for collection.

Please remember to wrap any sharp objects before putting them in the rubbish bag.


Charges for transfer stations and official rubbish bags for kerbside collection are set annually. You can view the Fees and Charges by clicking on the following link.

Collection times

Please have your rubbish and recycling items at the kerbside before 7.30am on the day of collection.

If your bags were at the kerbside by 7.30am but were not collected, please contact us as soon as possible so we can arrange for them to be collected.  

If you put your rubbish bag out late and miss the collection please remove it from the kerbside and either wait for the next week's collection or take it to your nearest transfer station or Re:Sort Centre.

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